Vasil "Bill" Nivicki

April 18, 1959May 10, 2019

Vasil "Bill" Nivicki age 60, passed away at home on May 10, 2019. Bill was born April 18, 1959. Beloved Husband of Cheryl. Dear father of Jessica (Donald) Morin, Rachel Nivicki. Loving son of Metodija and Lenka Nivichki. Brother of Milka Thomas. Brother In-law of David (Suzanne) Campbell, Larry (Laura) Campbell, Tammie (Rick) Steinard. Bill is also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews. Bill was the owner of Salvatore Scallopini in Flint Michigan for many years. Visitation will be held on Tuesday May 14, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., with funeral services on Wednesday May 15, 2019 11:00 a.m. Edward Swanson & Son Funeral Home 30351 Dequindre Road Madison Heights, Michigan 48071. Burial White Chapel Cemetery Troy, Michigan. In lieu of flowers donations to the family would be appreciated.


  • Visitation Tuesday, May 14, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, May 15, 2019
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, May 15, 2019


Vasil "Bill" Nivicki

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Dana Lajnef (Wurtz)

May 22, 2019

Cheryl , Jessica and Rachel,
I worked for your dad at Scallopini and we became friends. I remember Bill as an absolutely amazing dad and husband. He clearly loved his girls! He was a mentor to my brother Rich, and made a lasting impression on him. He was honestly one of the most likable people ever. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending love, Dana Lajnef

John Kennelly

May 15, 2019

BIll was a special friend and neighbor to Carol and me in Rochester Hills on Vardon Drive. Bill and Cheryl were a big part of our lives and our son's life for over 15 years. Bill was one of the kindest, sweetest, most gentle person I knew. He was a generous and kind father, husband and friend. He and Cheryl opened their lives to the Kennellys and our life was fuller and more fun because of it.

Love The Kennellys

Gail Crosser

May 14, 2019

Jerry and I loved Bill. He had the most welcoming, warm smile he shared with us every time we saw him. We went to Salvatore Scallopini Restaurant whenever we were any where near Flint. Bill might have been having his busiest day ever but he ALWAYS took time to sit down to visit with us and make us feel welcome and appreciated. Every family celebration we attended was made even more endearing because of his big hugs and warm personality. He shared his warmth with family and friends and displayed his love for everyone. We know he loved us all, as we did him. God bless you Bill you will be missed and remembered forever.

Annie Leoni-Hoyt

May 14, 2019

I’m so sorry for your loss. Bill was a wonderful, kind and generous gentlemen! He took great care of me and my family in Flint at Salvatore Scallopini! It was our home away from home. You knew you were going to be greeted with a Big Smile from Bill, have great food and conversation. The whole Leoni family Loved Him!
Remember “God doesn’t Take Our Loved Ones, He Receives Them”. You have an Angel in Heaven watching over All of You!!💛. Cherish All the Wonderful Memories you had with Him❣️ God Bless ✝️

Linda York

May 14, 2019

Bill's Loved Ones,

What a pleasure it was to know Bill. He really was all the wonderful things that others have shared. I thank Larry Campbell for recommending Bill to me for work at my home.

My sincere condolences to the family for Bill's sudden passing. May he rest in peace.

Linda York

Milka Thomas

May 14, 2019

What can I say about my baby brother Bill. My heart aches like so many others that loved him. One of the memories is kind of funny. When I was 16 (I was much skinnier) and Bill was 11, I would make these crepes filled with feta cheese about 7 and he would beg me, finally I gave in and gave him one. Later on in life he would bring that up and tease me. I have many more fond memories but they wouldn't fit on this page. Bill you were the best one of a kind loved by everyone that you came into contact. I love you and will miss you. Keep smiling at all of us in Heaven 💔😥😥🙏🙏

Robert Burtt

May 14, 2019

Want to give my condolences to Bill's family and all those who knew and loved him.I was brought into the family 5 or 6 years ago and I can truly say that Bill was a genuine guy. He always seemed interested in what I was doing and what I had to say. We had the pleasure to work alongside each other on a few family projects and he made it fun. I can say, like many many people out there, that he will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time .

dominique davis

May 14, 2019

Hello sweet friends,

Every single time I think of Bill, I see his awesome smile.
I'm sending so much love your way.

Hugs, hugs, and more hugs,

Jim & Gwen Burns

May 14, 2019

We were shocked and saddened to learn of Bill’s passing. His ever-present grin and genuine friendliness will be missed. Our sincere condolences go out to his family.

John Stretye

May 14, 2019

Bill's passing is a tremendous loss to all that knew him. I've known Bill for 45 years. We were introduced through his cousin George Christoff, who we also lost much too soon. We shared many wonderful times over the years. I'll miss your great smile, and the wonderful sound of your laugh. My sincerest condolences to Cheryl, Jessica, and Rachel.

Rest in Peace my Friend....