Frederick M. Nix
“A thing of beauty is a joy forever.”
Frederick Major Nix, born September 25, 1939, loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, left us Saturday October 12, 2019. Fred served in the US Army and for nearly 50 years worked as a printer, retiring from the City of Akron on January 31, 2002, a day proclaimed by the mayor as “Fred and Martha Nix Day”. He lives in our hearts and in our minds as the funniest, friendliest and kindest man we will ever know - a true human being.
Fred enjoyed spending time with his family most of all - a good family meal, a home improvement project and attending all of our little and big life events. He loved a good conversation, a long car ride, traveling, camping, swimming, fishing, exploring near and far with his best gal and any chance he had to make you smile.
Fred was preceded in death by his parents Major and Bertha, sister Bonita Wilson, nephew Ricky Wilson and in-laws Fred and Ruth Breiding.
Fred is survived by his most incredible companion, his beautiful wife of 56 years, Martha. His pride and joy, children Peggy (Harry) Gates of Tallmadge, Molly of Akron, Charlie (Michelle) of Queens, NY, Ginny (Arnie) Oliver of Millersburg, Mike of Akron, Fred (Mandy) of Cuyahoga Falls; his grandchildren, Katie Nix, Michael Gates, Charley Gates, David (Ivy) Nix, Ted Oliver, Jackson Oliver, Nathaniel Nix, Halina Nix; sister, Rosemary Urban of Albuquerque, NM; and many other relatives and friends.
Calling hours 4-8pm Friday October 18 at Ciriello & Carr Funeral Home 810 Portage Trail, Cuyahoga Falls. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, 300 E. Tallmadge Ave. Akron on Saturday October 19 at 11am with Father Joe Warner officiating.
Interment will be at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Seville,OH at a later date.
Fred continued to play the lottery up to the end in hopes of fixing the ceiling at Blessed Trinity Parish. All memorial contributions can be made to Blessed Trinity to help fulfill his dream.
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