John Nyikos

September 12th

John K Nyikos (91) passed away on September 10, 2022 at Millers Merry Manor in Syracuse. He was born on March 10, 1931 to John and Margaret (Retek) Nyikos in South Bend Indiana. He met his wife Ann Hildenbrand while they were lifeguards at the Natatorium in South Bend and married her on May 14, 1949.  He was a faithful member of Grace Bible Church.  He worked at Studebaker Corporation and Bendix in South Bend and Sea Nymph in Syracuse for over 40 years. He was owner of the Nyikos Pet Shop and had a lifelong ministry at nursing homes.  He was preceeded in death by his parents, and his 5 siblings (who called him Johnny) Margaret, Lil, Alice, Anita, and Frank. He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Ann Nyikos, eight children, Vicky (Steve) Lyman, Linda (Phil) Graff, Debra (Dan) Lombardo, Bonnie Nyikos, John (Dawn) Nyikos, Joanna (Darby) Miller, Gloria (Josh) Gear, Joel (Marisa) Nyikos, 20 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Elsie and many nieces and nephews.  Visitation will be on Thursday, September 15, 2022 from 4-8 PM at the Eastlund Funeral Home.  Services will be Friday, September 16, 2022 at 11 AM at the funeral home.  Burial will follow at the McClintic Cemetery.

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