Nick Churuvia


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Posted Online: April 09, 2013, 4:43 pm
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Nick Churuvia, 91, passed away April 9, 2013, at Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus, Silvis.
As per his wishes, there will be no service. He will be cremated. There will be a private burial.
Nick was born Dec. 15, 1921, in East Moline, to Steven and Pearl Ligino Churuvia. He married Ruth Jane Cabor in June 1954, in East Moline. She died in August 1981.
He served in World War II as a machinist on several submarines. He enjoyed visiting submarines over his lifetime. He enjoyed keeping in touch with everybody, including the Tin Can Sailors.
He worked for Sheet Metal Workers Local 91 until retiring in August 1981, spending many years working at Bendix in Iowa. He enjoyed travel with his family and a special trip to Australia with his brother-in-law. He spent time tinkering at his best friend's shop and later just hanging out with Pete Fiers. When his grandsons entered the world, they soon became the 'apple of his eye.' You could find him pushing the stroller or reading a book to them. He spent time with them sharing his knowledge and his stories. He spent a lot of time teaching them how to do things he knew and getting down to their level to play with them. He was a great influence on them and they were eager for his visits. He will be missed.
Survivors include his daughter, Connie "Suzy" (Tom) Martzahn; grandsons, Nicholas, Michael, Zachary and Jackson; sister-in-law, Margaret Churuvia; sisters, Mildred DeLeu and Sadie Tomich. He was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife, Ruth; brothers, Mike, Walt and John; and sisters, Sophie and Stella.
Online condolences may be left for the family at vanhoe.com.












 



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