Prayers will be held Friday, Febraury 22 at 10:30 a.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Poland Chapel followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. at Christ Our Savior, St. Nicholas Church for Nicholas C. Blinsky, 48, who passed away Monday evening, February 18 at the Cleveland Clinic.
Nick was born December 6, 1970, in Youngstown, a son of Leroy and Mary (DeMarco) Blinsky.
Nick was a 1989 graduate of Struthers High School. He received a bachelor’s degree from Clemson University, where he played as a center on their football team.
Nick was a licensed real estate agent and operations manager at Byce Auction for ten years, where he was a valued associate who helped grow the business year after year.
Nick enjoyed fishing, hunting and was a member of the Duck Club.
Nick leaves his beloved wife, the former Jill S. Lightner, whom he married June 19, 2010; his parents, Leroy and Mary Blinsky of Poland; his two daughters, who he adored, Paityn and Paige Blinsky, at home; a niece, Gianna Sansone of Struthers; a nephew, Victor Sansone, Jr. of Struthers; mother-in-law, Dorothy Lightner of Boardman; father-in-law, Edward Lightner of New Springfield; sister-in-law, Karen Lightner of Ocean City, New Jersey and his canine companion, Bianca.
Nick was preceded in death by his sister, Denise Sansone.
Family and friends may call Friday, February 22 from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Poland Chapel prior to prayers.
A television tribute will air Friday, February 22 at the following approximate times: 12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.