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Nick Adams Jr.
July 31, 1930 ~ December 28, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old
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Nick Adams, Jr., 93, of New Castle passed away the morning of December 28, 2023 at his residence.
Nick was born July 31, 1930 in New Castle. He was the son of the late Nick and Pauline (Cucia) Adams Sr. Nick was married to the late Jenelyn Maxine Adams on September 29, 1952. They were married for 59 years and 7 months. She preceded him in death on April 18, 2012.
Following graduation from the Terrace School for Craftsman, Nick enlisted in the United State Army on February 26, 1952 in Pittsburgh. Mr. Adams was a member of the 278th Infantry division at Camp Drum New York. Nick earned the rank of Corporal in October 1953. Mr. Adams received many decorations and citations, among them where the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. Mr. Adams was Honorably Discharged on February 25, 1954 at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. He later spent 6 years in the reserves. When Nick came home from the Army, he used all his money he saved up to build his home with his wife.
Nick was a proud 32nd degree Mason with the Lodge of the Craft and attended the School of Instructions. After he was officially discharged from the military he was a member of the carpenters union for 50 years and was a journeyman carpenter. He worked as a foreman for 12 years with Measel Construction.
In his early years, Nick played the guitar and was in a band. He enjoyed football, especially the Pittsburgh Steelers. He prided himself in cabinetry making, carpentry, blueprint reading and math.
Mr. Adams is survived by his two daughters, Tracie R. (Ray) Trejchel of Erie, Pa and Michele N. (Larry) Black of New Castle; three grandchildren, David, Wendy, and Nicholas Black all of New Castle: three great-grandchildren, Tyson Black, Maci, and Ellie Black and many loving nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his two loving cats Jasmine and Tiger.
In addition to his parents and wife Maxine, Nick was preceded in death by 2 brothers James Cucia, John Adams; sister, Eugenia Ursu and grandson Ryan Trejchel.
The family would like to give a special thanks to his neighbor and caregiver Anita O’Neill.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 2, 2024 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Noga Funeral Home, Inc. The New Castle Area Honor Guard will perform full Military Honors for Nick at 6:30 p.m., followed by a Trisagion service at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
A Funeral service will be celebrated on Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. at St. Elias Orthodox Church. The Very Rev. Kevin G. Long will officiate. The family requests that everyone meet at the church. Burial will be in Neshannock Presbyterian Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made in Nick’s name to St. Elias’ Orthodox Church. Online condolences may be viewed or offered by visiting www.nogafuneralhome.com