Nicholas J. Smilanich, Rocky River age 84 born November 6, 1937 passed away on December 10, 2021. Nick was the son of the late Nicholas and Anne Smilanich. Devoted and beloved husband of the late Nina for 55 years. Loving father of Karen Gilmore (Chris), Sue Evans (Bob). Cherished grandfather to Jack, Harry, Charlie, and Henry Gilmore and Sam, Riley, Dylan Evans. Beloved brother to Tom Smilanich (Vicki) and Debbie Vidovic. Preceded in death by Siblings Martha Mihalski (Lou), Anne Bellone (Dino). Nicholas was a graduate of East Technical High School, Case Western Reserve University (Chemical Engineering), and Case Western Reserve University (Weatherhead Executive MBA). Clever Social Chair of the Sigma Epsilon (SAE) Fraternity and swimmer at CWRU. Proud officer of the US Air Force. He was a longtime employee of Eveready Battery Company, owner of several patents and founder of Sensor Development Corp. Nicholas enjoyed many things in his free time. Watching football with friends at the Beach House, playing golf and spending time with his family, particularly vacations with the grandchildren. He will be missed by many friends and family.
Those that wish to make a contribution in his name: Ames Family Hospice House, 30080 Hospice Way, Westlake OH 44145.
Funeral Mass at 11:00am on Monday, December 20, 2021 at the Church of St. Dominic Church, 19000 Van Aken Blvd, Shaker Heights OH 44122. Family will receive visitors between 10:00-11:00am in the back of the church prior to the funeral. Mask will be Required. (440) 333-9774 www.buschcares.com
The Funeral will be live-streamed at: www.stdominicchurch.net/worship/livestream