YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Nicholas V. Craciun, 85, entered into rest Tuesday afternoon, August 17, 2010 at Forum Health Northside Medical Center.
Nicholas was born Oct. 20, 1924, in Youngstown, Ohio (Mahoning County) the son of the late Nicholas and Pauline (Bichis) Craciun.
He attended South High School, and had been employed as a carpenter with Local Union No. 171, retiring in 1982.
Nicholas served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, as a anti-aircraft gunner, participating in several naval battles. He also sailed all of the seven Seas while in the Navy.
He was a member of the Holy Trinity Romanian Orthodox Church, and the Legion of American Romanian Volunteers. He also was a member of Local Union No. 171.
Nicholas was a very active and devoted husband, father and family man. He loved working in his yard and on cars.
Nicholas will be sadly missed by many, including his wife, the former Mary (Parasca) Craciun, whom he married Nov. 9, 1947; his sons, Nicholas (Maggie) Craciun of Austintown, Ohio Robert (Marguerite) Craciun of Youngstown, Ohio and John Craciun and partner, Dennis Keene of New York, N.Y.
He also leaves a daughter, Janice (Stephan) Yost of Westport, Conn.; his sister, Mary Jane (John) Molson of Canfield, Ohio; and four grandchildren, Robert Craciun Jr., Meredith Craciun and Nicholas and Caroline Yost.
Besides his parents, Nicholas was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Harold Craciun; and his nephew, Terry Molson.
Friends may call on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home, where a prayers service will be at 7 p.m., and on Saturday from 9:30 to 10 a.m. at the Holy Trinity Romanian Orthodox Church.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Holy Trinity Romanian Orthodox Church.
Contributions can be made to the Holy Trinity Romanian Orthodox Church.
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