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Ronald C. Nowicki, Sr.

Born: Mon., Apr. 22, 1946
Died: Sat., Jan. 20, 2018


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Jan. 24, 2018
Location: Hanley and Sons

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Thu., Jan. 25, 2018
Location: Our Lady of Hungary Catholic Church

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Ronald C. Nowicki, 71 of South Bend passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Memorial Hospital, South Bend with his loving family by his side.

He was born on April 22, 1946 in South Bend to Charles Nowicki and Evelyn Bella.

On February 24, 1968 at Our Lady of Hungary Catholic Church in South Bend he married the love of his life, Kathleen A. Nyari who survives.

Ron is also survived by his children, Laura Brugh of South Bend, IN and Ronald C. (Suzanne) Nowicki, Jr. of New Carlisle, IN; three grandchildren, Alexis Nowicki, Ryan Brugh and Michaela Brugh, a sister, Cynthia (Rich) Deneve of Mishawaka, IN; two brothers, Donald (Kathy) Bella of South Bend, IN and Jerry (Pam) Bella of Mishawaka, IN; sister-in-laws, Linda (Charles Jennings) Nyari, Diane Nyari, Mary (John) Thoma and Rebecca Nowicki and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Nowicki, his mother and step father Thomas and Evelyn Bella and a brother, Daniel Nowicki.

Ron proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era.  He retired as a Machinist from Timkin Company, South Bend.  He was a member of the American Legion Post 363 in Lakeville, Our Lady of Hungary Catholic Church where he was the former Trustee and Holy Name Society of Our Lady of Hungary.  He was also the ICCL Girls Volleyball Coach at Our Lady of Hungary for ten years.

He enjoyed going fishing especially in the UP of Michigan, going to the Casinos and was an avid fan of Notre Dame Football.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 24th from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Hanley and Sons Funeral Home “Southwest Chapel” located at State Road 23/W. Ireland Road, South Bend.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, January 25th at Our Lady of Hungary Catholic Church, 829 W. Calvert St., South Bend.  Burial will be held at a later date at Southlawn Cemetery, South Bend.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lurie Children’s Hospital, 225 East Chicago Ave., Box 4, Chicago, IL 60611, or Small Paws Rescue, Inc., 3316 S. 72 W. Ave., Tulsa, OK 74107.

The HANLEY and Sons Funeral Home handled arrangements and extends its deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers to the Nowicki family.

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Tom & Bette Totman
   Posted Tue January 23, 2018
Sorry to hear of your loss. We always enjoyed talking with Ron when we came to visit with Ron & Sue. We were talking about watching games when we came to visit and how funny Ron was. You and your family are in our prayers.

Jim Gadacz
   Posted Tue January 23, 2018
To the entire Nowicki /Bella Families, may God bless you all during this difficult time. Ronny was a great man and I'm blessed to say he was my friend. Enjoyed my days playing 16 inch softball with him and his brother Danny. Godspeed Bully

Sue (Lorence) Machuca
   Posted Tue January 23, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss!! Your family is in my thoughts and prayers!!

John Nowak
   Posted Tue January 23, 2018
Deepest and heartfelt condolences during your time of loss. Remember all the good times and laughter shared and Ron’s memories will live.

Larry Taylor
   Posted Wed January 24, 2018
Sorry to hear of your loss. Ron was a good role model. I remember that he volunteered in almost every capacity at Our Lady. Seeing him volunteering his time and talents at church and school made an impact on me. It showed how to be a man of Christ and to live the teachings of Jesus daily. He gave of himself thoughtlessly and always put his Our Lady community first. I will always remember the Dinner Dances at Our Lady were he participated in the floor shows. Great man, great Christian, awesome father. I am blessed to have grown up at Our Lady and been influenced by him.
Larry Taylor

Tommy & Carol Leszcz
   Posted Wed January 24, 2018
May memories of Ronald C. Nowicki, Sr., and the love of family surround you and give you strength in the days ahead.

Andy Horvath
   Posted Wed January 24, 2018
Kathy, Ron, and Laura,
I'm sorry for your loss of a very kind, and gentle man. I always enjoyed talking with him, as a youngster, and as an adult. He was a great inspiration to me as a coach, especially on the basketball court. He was full of encouragement, and not negativity. Ron will be greatly missed. I'm just sorry I couldn't attend.
Andy Horvath

Fritz Moeller
   Posted Wed January 24, 2018
My Condolences to the Nowicki Family. Ron (Bully) was a great and fun team mate. Had lots of fun many years ago. Had just messaged with him back and forth a month ago and we talked about getting together this coming Dyngus day. Always enjoyed talking with Ron. May he Rest in Peace.

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