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Nicomedes “Nick” Nieves, Jr.


Nicomedes “Nick” Nieves Jr., 89, of Dunedin, Florida, formerly of St. Petersburg, Florida, passed away on June 30, 2018. He was born in Brooklyn, New York on August 23, 1928 to Nicomedes Nieves Sr. and Cruz Rosario.

Nick served his country in the United States Navy. He then worked for the United States Post Office and later the Pinellas County School System. He was an avid reader, loved music of his era and was a lover of sports such as Baseball, Basketball, Football and Horse Racing, to name a few. He was blessed with a brilliant mind and a gentle soul.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Nicomedes and Cruz Nieves; sister, Belen Miranda of Staten Island, New York and brother, Philip Nieves of Palm Springs, California.

He is survived by his son, Gerard Dennis Nieves of Brooklyn, New York; grandson Ricardo Sam Nieves, wife Sarah and great-granddaughter, Chirstian Laelle of North Miami, Florida. Nephew, Michael Miranda of Oldsmar, Florida; nieces, Mildred Miranda and Margaret Hanrahan , husband Kenny and daughter Celina of Staten Island, New York and Nicolle Nieves Rider, husband Alex of Seffner, Florida. Sister, Mildred Figueroa and late husband, Frank of Tampa, Florida; brother-in-law, Celedonio Miranda of Staten Island, New York; brothers, Mark Nieves, wife Kathleen of St. Petersburg, Florida and Jesse Nieves and wife Mary of Brunswick, Georgia.

He will be interred with Military Honors at 11:00AM on Friday, August 31 at Bay Pines National Cemetery, 10000Bay Pines Blvd., Bay Pines, Florida 33708.

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  • Millie Miranda says:

    Uncle Nicky, I know that you’re with Pop, Mary, Mommy, Uncle Phil and the rest of the Rosario/Nieves family now and I truly believe we will all see each other again someday. I will always have those fond memories of you taking us out to the ball games when we were kids and enjoying the train ride on the # 7 line to Shea Stadium. You even took us early so we could watch batting practice and at the same time try to get some autographs from the ball players. When I couldn’t get Jerry Grote’s autograph because he wouldn’t come over to the fans, you got mad and called him a sour puss because you knew he disappointed me! LOL! But because of you, Margie was able to get Felix Millan’s autograph twice in that same day. It was because of you that I still hold those dear and funny memories in my mind and in my heart. I miss you Nicky, but I know you’re in a much better place. Until we meet again, I will forever hold you near and dear to my heart. Love ya always, Lil’ Millie

  • Millie (Mojica) Beyers says:

    That picture of Nicky is exactly how I will always remember him. I too have those ball game memories going with Millie, Margie and Dennis. Sitting in the nose bleed section all the way up high. But as a kid, it was great, that view. And getting ice cream in those little blue plastic met caps and making a mess. I will always remember his chuckle. I don’t think I have ever seen him angry, moody, or mean. He truly was one of a kind. I also think of Nicky when I see an old transistor radio. How he would have it tuned into the ball game, and Lottery tickets. Ah good times. I wish simpler times like those still existed. Nicky, may you Rest In Peace. Love you Millie#2

  • Marieluz says:

    Sorry for your lost. Keeping the Nieves family in my prayers.