Stephens and Bean Funeral Chapel

202 North Teilman, Fresno, CA


Nicholas Barela

October 2, 1968March 13, 2020

Nicholas Barela was born on October 2, 1968 and passed away on March 13, 2020.


  • Antonio Barela Jr. (Carolyn), Brother


Nicholas Barela

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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.

David spencer

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.