D'Elia Funeral Home

Route 70 & Vermont Avenue, Lakewood, NJ


Nicklas Shimonovich

November 30, 1996September 5, 2020
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Nicklas Shimonovich, age 23, of Jackson, New Jersey passed away on Saturday, September 5, 2020. Nicklas was born in Freehold and lived in Jackson, NJ. He is a graduate of Jackson Memorial High School, where he competed at the Varsity level for both Football and Wrestling. Nicklas is a graduate of both the New Jersey State Corrections Academy and the Monmouth County Police Academy. Nicklas worked for three years for the Lakewood Police Department as a Police Officer. He loved to watch Anime Cartoons and was a professional bodybuilder and an avid fisherman. Nicklas was a loving son, brother, grandson and nephew and will be greatly missed by all.

Mr. Shimonovich is predeceased by his grandfather, Leo Shimonovich.

He is survived by his parents, Jeannette and Robert Shimonovich, brother, Leonardo Shimonovich, grandparents, Katarina and Tom Maggio, Felix Rivera and Ada Rivera, uncles, Felix Rivera and Marlon Rivera, aunts, Beverly Word and Diana Wealthy, girlfriend, Brianna Peterson, and numerous other cousins, relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held on September 11, 2020 from 12-2PM at the Lakewood Blue Claws Stadium 2 Stadium Way, Lakewood, NJ 08701. Funeral Service will be held on September 11, 2020 at 2PM at the Stadium. Entombment will take place at the St. Mary of the Lake Cemetery, Lakewood, NJ.

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Michael Ratta

September 13, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May god bless you and look after your family during this most difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always.

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Marion Emily LeCompte

September 12, 2020

My sincere heartfelt condolence go out to Nick's family & friends. I did not know your son personally, but share in your pain.
Only time and prayer will heal the severe hurt you now feel.
No parent should have to bury their child....
My grandson died at the age of 25 in 2008 from Cystic Fibrosis.
I continue to pray for him and will do so for your son Nicklas.
Sincerely, Marion Emily LeCompte (widow of former Dep.Chief Wayne S. LeCompte) In my nightly prayers I will ask Wayne to watch over your son. This world is not all there is!!!
We are all God's children!!

Jeffrey DeSimone

September 12, 2020

My sincere condolences to the family, friends and entire law enforcement community. May god grant you the peace, comfort and strength through the days ahead. God bless

Mike Overton

September 12, 2020

To The Family of Officer Nicklas Shimonovich,
I’m so sorry for your loss and my condolences. Nicklas was a good police Officer and he did incredible and spectacular work. Although I didn’t know him very well from when used to traffic for the Lakewood Blue Claws games. Nick was very good friend of mine and I’ll miss him very much. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Lora Lawler

September 11, 2020

Words cannot express our sadness. May the love and comfort of family and friends help you through this difficult time. Rest in peace Nicklas. With love and fond memories - "Coach Pep" and the Lawler Family

Kent Bierly

September 11, 2020

His smile lit up any room he was in or stage he was on. Very genuine young man and committed to his community. He will be missed by many.
Rest In Peace Niklas.
Kent R Bierly

Ilsa Latza

September 10, 2020

I am beyond words. I remember visiting Jeannette and Rob in the hospital as new parents to Nicklas. They were in awww. Jeannette was so excited as a new mom, I remember her saying "I am going to put him in modeling" (new Gerber baby). Well, he didn't make it, but I remember driving down Route 9 and there Nicklas was with Jeannette on a huge billboard. Of course I called Jeannette and said "OMG I just saw you and Nicklas on a billboard on Route 9!" I wish we had camera phones then. I would have loved to share that photo. To the entire family, my deepest condolences and so many prayers during this difficult time. Rest in Heaven Angel Nicklas Shimonovich

Tiffani Policriti (Iavarone)

September 10, 2020

So very sorry for your loss. May Nicklas RIP and may god give you all the strength to get through this tragic time. - The Iavarone family

Chris Smith

September 10, 2020

My wife, Marie, and I offer our prayers and deepest condolences to the loving, closely-knit family of Officer Nicklas Shimonovich—including his brother, Leonardo, and his parents who served with Nick on the Lakewood Township Police Department, Sergeant Jeannette Shimonovich and Lieutenant Robert Shimonovich.

Beloved in his home town of Jackson and deeply appreciated in Lakewood for his honorable, selfless service, Nick's tragic death reminds us anew of the precious gift of life and the profound, positive impact a law enforcement officer—and in this case a law enforcement family—has on our individual safety and well-being. We are forever grateful for Nick's dedicated public service and note the extraordinary support and admiration he earned in such a relatively short lifetime.

May God provide the Shimonovich family, their friends and the Jackson and Lakewood communities some solace and comfort in this time of immense grief and sorrow. Rest in peace, Officer Nick Shimonovich.

Nancy Siegel

September 10, 2020

My condolences to the family and friends brother and sister's in blue. Taken to young .I dont know him or the family but my heart goes out to them .I see a gorgeous smile on a man so young take to young heaven must need him .so glad to see the honor they will give him rest in peace fine sir thank you for your service.


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