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Nick TavernarisAugust 15, 1934 ~ September 21, 2017 (age 83)
Nick Tavernaris, 83, went home to be with the Lord on September 21, 2017. He was born August 15, 1934 in Charleston, WV to Mike and Nina Tavernaris. Nick was a baker by trade early in his life, following in his father’s footsteps; his specialty was baklava. He retired from the Chrysler Corporation and was known as “Mr. Fix-It” in his Norton neighborhood. He was a member of Goss Memorial Church and had attended Grace Bible Church, and the Chapel in Akron. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and vacationing with his family to Canada and Florida. He was frequently out on a new adventure, traveling with his wife, and had a deep devotion and love for his family.
Nick was preceded in death by his brothers; Paul, James, and George Tavernaris; and sisters, Anna Longhitano, Elizabeth Tavernaris, and Fannie Vanhorn.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Meredith Jo; daughters, Debbie (Robert) Brigeman, and Tammy (Roger) Ambrose; sisters, Darlene Senn (Gary Coumbe), Mary Ruth (Bill) Stevenson; grandchildren, Aaron (Melinda) Murawski, Rob (Ashley) Brigeman, Beth Brigeman (Dave Messner), Ryan (Debbie) Ambrose; great-grandchildren; Alyssa, Abbey, Kaylee, Madison, Roman and one on the way.
Friends may call at Bacher Funeral Home, 3250 Greenwich Rd. Norton on Friday, September 29, 2017 from 4-7 p.m., and 1 hour prior to services held on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 12:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Goss Memorial Church, 2247 11th St SW, Akron, OH 44314 or Humane Society of Summit County, 7996 Darrow Rd, Twinsburg, OH 44087 in memory of Nick.
Humane Society of Summit County
7996 Darrow Road, Twinsburg OH 44087
Goss Memorial Church
2247 11th St. SW., Akron OH 44314