October 2, 1968 – March 13, 2020
Nicholas Barela was born on October 2, 1968 and passed away on March 13, 2020.
- Antonio Barela Jr. (Carolyn), Brother
Zoe Spencer Richerson
March 21, 2020
I’ll miss my cousin Nicky. We hadn’t seen each other much in the last 15 years but the times I did see him it was always a joy. Much love to my cousin Tony and other family members who will miss him.
March 19, 2020
From the mid seventies to the late nineties I was married to Nick's Aunt Sandy, and spent many trips to San Jose staying in the warm hospitality of the homestead on Holderman Drive. When I first met Nick he was five or six, and just a bundle of enthusiasm, so excited to see company he ran around in circles. and a very lovable little guy. Over the years I always got a kick out of Nicks fun loving personality and appreciated his friendliness. In the eighties he stayed with us a few times and my clearest memory is of him singing a heavy metal song in the shower called "Sick as a Dog" where he screamed out the title with all his might. After my divorce to his aunt in the late nineties I still felt welcome in the family and spent another visit at Holderman Drive where Nick was as friendly as ever. The last time I saw him was at his Uncle Bert's memorial in San Francisco, but I always remember him with a smile.