Nicholas A. Micozzie, 89, of Upper Darby, PA, passed away on July 28, 2020.
Nick Micozzie was born in Philadelphia. He attended St. Donato Elementary School and St. Thomas More High School. Nick played clarinet and saxophone in the school’s band. Prior to his time in public office, Nicholas A. Micozzie gave four years of service to the U.S. Military (1950-1954) as a staff sergeant in the Air Force. Nick was first stationed at Keesler Airforce Base in Biloxi, Mississippi where he graduated from and taught at their Electronic Schools. He was then assigned to James Connally Airforce Base in Waco, Texas. He was tasked with supervising a radar maintenance group and eventually with teaching basic electronic and radar technology. After his discharge, Nick worked for 20 years in the private sector at the General Electric Missile and Space Department in Philadelphia as an Electronic Computer Specialist.. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration in 1963 from St. Joseph’s College (now St. Joseph’s University).
Nick met his wife June when they were both stationed in Waco, Texas. They were married on October 10, 1954. They have three children: Kathleen Micozzie O’Connor, Thomas N. Micozzie, and Kelly A. Micozzie-Aguirre. The family has grown to include seven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Completing 44 years of service as an elected official in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, required winning 42 elections (primary and general). Nick was first elected as an Upper Darby Councilman (1971-1989) and then as the Pennsylvania State Representative for the 163rd Legislative District (1979-2014). He served as both an Upper Darby Councilman and a State Representative from 1978 to 1989. Nick furthered community engagement outside of his government roles, as well. An active member of the De La Salle Knights of Columbus Council #590 for 55 years, as well as a past Grand Knight. Nick continued his love for music as a member of the De La Salle Knights String Band. He also served as president of the De La Salle Home Association. Nick was also a life time member of The Primos - Secane - Westbrook Park Fire Company Station 74 in Delaware County.
Nick is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years June (Howard) Micozzie; his loving children Kathleen M. O'Connor (Guy), Thomas N. Micozzie (Susan), Kelly Ann Micozzie-Aguirre (Ernesto); grandchildren Nicole Kemmer (Rob), Colleen Heckman (Tim), Nina Tyre (Douglas), Guy O’Connor Jr. (Amanda) , Nicole Taylor (Mike), Anna Marie Aguirre and Domenique Aguirre and great grandchildren Andrew, Katelyn, Zachary, Olivia, Nicholas, Keagan, Elyse, David, Emily, Catherine, Michael, Matthew and Luke. He was predeceased by his sister the late Rosemarie Rizzo.
Relatives, St. Thomas More Class of ’48 and friends are invited to his Visitation Saturday August 8, 2020 9am St. Dorothy Church, 4910 Township Line Rd. Drexel Hill, PA 19026 and to his Funeral Mass, 11am in the Church. Please wear a mask in the Church and social distancing is to be observed. The Mass will be lived streamed on St. Dorothy's website https://www.stdotsdrexelhill.org/ Int SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery. Donations can be made in his honor to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105, www.stjude.org/ and St. Thomas More P.O. Box 294, Drexel Hill, PA 19026, www.stmforever.com/