Harry Nida. 95, a long-time resident of 5059 Morann Ave in Houtzdale, passed away Monday, May 29, 2017 at Solaris Healthcare in Merritt Island, FL.
Born on June 21, 1921 in Smith Mills Pa., he was the son of the late John and Fannie (Kaballa) Nida.
From 1937-1941 Harry served with the Civilian Conservation Corps in Arizona. He was a professional welder, expertise developed during WWII building Naval and Merchant ships, advanced on oil pipelines, and continued with 40 plus years in the coal industry. He was a UMW 60 year member in good standing with District2 Local 1520.
Harry is survived by three children, John Nida of Merritt Island, FL, Judy Custard of Tyrone, and Neal Nida of VA; six grandchildren, John Nida, Jr, Nicholas Nida, Greg Nida, Jr., Stephen Custard, Bryan Andrew Nida, and Lorraine Marie Nida; and six great-grandchildren, Jessica, Lyndsey, Sky, Zachery, Levi, and Logan.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Marie (Murawski) Nida, a son, Gregory Nida of MD, a grandson, Patrick Custard, a brother, Frank Nida, and four sisters, Anna, Kathryn, Marion, and Nancy.
Family will receive friends 4-7 PM Friday and 8:30-9:45 AM Saturday in Kruise-Spewock Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., Ramey. Parastas will be sung Friday at 7 PM.
Funeral services will be held 10 AM Saturday in St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, Ramey. Rev. Anthony Balistreri will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Ukrainian Cemetery, Ramey.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be to St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, P.O. Box 205, Ramey, PA 16671.