OBITUARY

Nicholas "Nick" Dragich Jr.

July 28, 1929January 24, 2021
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Nicholas “Nick” Dragich Jr., 91 of Washington, died Sunday, January 24, 2021 at home. He was born July 28, 1929 in Crucible, a son of the late Nicholas Dragich Sr. and Sophia Journic Dragich. Nick graduated from Cumberland Township High School and had attended Waynesburg College and Washington & Jefferson College. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. On August 6, 1957 he married Madeline Ann Yanosik, who survives. Nick was born and raised in Crucible and Rices Landing areas and moved to Washington after marriage. He owned and operated Nick’s Service Station for more than 50 years and was the Tri-State area’s number one ARCO dealer for several years. Nick was a member at St. Mary’s Russian Orthodox Church, Masontown and was a member of the American Legion Post #175, Washington. Surviving in addition to his wife are four children, Daphne Lynne (David) Marshall of Oil City, Marsha Ann (Scott) Wiatric of Marietta, GA, Nicholas James (Carolyn) Dragich of Washington, and David Matthew Dragich of Washington; eight grandchildren, Monica (fiancée Christopher Myers) Marshall, Andrea Marshall, Coleman Wiatric, Emma Wiatric, Theodore Dragich, Maxwell Dragich, Sophia Dragich, and Katherine Dragich; a great granddaughter, Lyla Sobina. Deceased is a brother, Mellon Dragich and his wife Betty; two infant siblings, a brother Joseph and a sister, Ann; two sisters-in-laws, Margaret Yanosik and Helen Bruce; and a brother-in-law, Joseph Yanosik. He was known for his dry wit and easygoing nature He loved playing baseball and watching it. He was a loving family man and an avid reader, he often read more than 100 books a year. He was an accomplished businessman and knowledgeable historian. Due to COVID-19 restrictions private services and interment are entrusted to the Behm Funeral Home, 1477 Jefferson Rd., Jefferson, PA 15344, Gregory P. Rohanna, supervisor. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Orthodox Cemetery, Masontown. Military Honors will be accorded by the United States Navy. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to the Citizens Library, 55 South College St., Washington, PA 15301. Condolences may be expressed online at www.behm-funeralhomes.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Madeline Yanosik Dragich, Spouse
  • Daphne Lynne (David) Marshall, Daughter
  • Marsha Ann (Scott) Wiatric, Daughter
  • Nicholas James (Carolyn) Dragich, Son
  • David Matthew Dragich, Son
  • Eight grandchildren, Monica (fiancée Christopher Myers) Marshall, Andrea Marshall, Coleman Wiatric, Emma Wiatric, Theodore Dragich, Maxwell Dragich, Sophia Dragich, and Katherine Dragich; a great granddaughter, Lyla Sobina.
    Deceased is a brother, Mellon Dragich and his wife Betty; two infant siblings, a brother Joseph and a sister, Ann; two sisters-in-laws, Margaret Yanosik and Helen Bruce; and a brother-in-law, Joseph Yanosik.

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  • Private Services

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Donna(Taylor) Moredock

February 1, 2021

Maggie, so sorry for your loss. Heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. Donna Kay

Lori & Al Ruiz

January 31, 2021

Out thoughts and prayers are with you Marsha..

Lori and Alvaro

Karma EDWARDS

January 28, 2021

When I became friends with Marsha, in middle school, I quickly realized that Nick and Madeline were the hardest working people I had ever met. Despite being constantly busy, they always made me feel welcome and appreciated. I greatly enjoyed Nick's intelligence, wit, and love of laughter. I pray for strength for Madeline and the entire family. All my best.

Karen Creek

January 27, 2021

Please accept my condolences and prayers on your loss of Nick. He was the nicest man I have ever meet. He would come into the coffee shop and we would work on the crossword puzzle together. My Bob always thought so much of him. I am sure he will be missed. Rest With God Nick.

Dave Thumm

January 27, 2021

One of my favorite memories is of the Nick driving us kids, David and the rest of our gang out to number 4 damn in the back of the old pick up truck to go fishing. My condolences to you all.

James Journic

January 27, 2021

Maggie, we are so sorry to hear of Nick's passing. Please accept our heartfelt condolences for you and your family. I will always remember the loving babysitter that you were to me. Love you.
Jeannie and Jim

Cliff Goodrow

January 27, 2021

Sending sincere sympathy. May warm memories be a blessing. It was my privilege to get to know Carolyn and to teach Nick’s grandchildren, Teddy, Max, and Sophia when they were in 4th grade. Such wonderful family members must have brought such joy to Nick Dragich Jr.

Joe Marth

January 27, 2021

One of my all time favorite people, a super person and a great family, God Bless

Jane Henderson

January 26, 2021

I am saddened to hear of Mr. Dragich’s passing. He was always such a nice man. Lynne, Marsha, Jimmy and David, I remember spending time at your home while in school, with fond memories. Even after years of being away from Washington, when I saw your Dad, he would update me on the family. You were all loved. I will keep all of you in my prayers. May his memory fill your hearts with joy.

Donna Bradford

January 26, 2021

Madeleine and family please accept my sympathy and prayers on the passing of “Nick” I remember his dry sense of humor when I would pull to his station in my 61 Falcon and get a gallon of gas in between paydays. The memories of growing up on West Wheeling Street and playing with Lynn and Marsha are treasured. Needless to say the Oliverio family was very happy when they moved and were our neighbors again. May memories help during the days ahead.

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