OBITUARY

Mark Edward Nida

March 27, 1964April 24, 2019
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Mark Edward Nida, 55 of South Charleston passed away Wednesday April 24, 2019 at his home.

Mark was born in Charleston on March 27, 1964 to Richard Nida and the late Ruth Spradlin Nida. He was a 1982 graduate of DuPont High School and after graduation he enlisted in the United States Army. Mark was a member of the Kanawha Valley Football Officiating Association and the Kanawha Southern Officiating Board. He was the founder of the Riverside Youth Basketball League and was an avid Denver Bronco’s fan and loved listening to Pink Floyd.

Along with his mother he was preceded in death by a brother, James Richard Nida.

Mark is survived by his father, Richard Nida of Charleston; nephew, James Richard “JR” Nida II (Elizabeth) and their children, Jamey and Jack Nida of Eleanor; niece, Rachel Estep (Chad) and their children, Norah and Everett Estep of Red House; and a host of other family members and close friends.

A celebration of Marks life will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday May 1, 2019 at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden with Rev. Chris Wriston officiating. Burial will follow at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.

A visitation with family and friends will be held from 6 to 8 PM on Tuesday April 30, 2019 at the Funeral Home.

The online guest book can be accessed at www.stevensandgrass.com

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, April 30, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, May 1, 2019

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Mary Cook

May 1, 2019

I knew Mark as a referee, mostly basketball. Mark was always kind and funny. I was sorry to hear of his passing and know he is in a better place. I regret that I could not attend the visitation or his celebration of life. My condolences to his family. He was a good man!

Jadiah Elkins

April 29, 2019

I met mark about 10 years ago and I thought I was tall. This man towers over me like tree but he was never intimidating. He was so nice to me and my family. We became friends a little i would cut his grass and do some work on the house. He was always joking around and thanked me for the work I did. He was a really good person so sad to lose him so soon. We love ya and miss you too!!

Evelyn Essex

April 28, 2019

My condolences to the Nida family.

Cherie Carter

April 28, 2019

We met while he was officiating aau basketball & I was taking photos. Being down on the floor with the refs you get to see and hear so much more than everyone in the stands. Mark always wanted the kids to learn. When he made a call I loved how he talked to the kids, he never talked down to them. I have no doubt he made a lot of young kids better because of the person he was. I feel privileged to have gotten to know him. My prayers go out to his family & to his brothers & sisters in those black & white stripes.
Sincerely, Cherie Carter

Lori Hudnall-Wendell

April 27, 2019

Mark was ALWAYS smiling, laughing or making a joke in high school. It’s been several years since I last saw him, but he had that same smile😊! Praying for his family and close friends during this difficult time.🙏🏼💔🙏🏼

Amanda Hively

April 27, 2019

Frances Tolley

April 26, 2019

I remember joking and teasing in high school with Mark. He was such a great friend to my (now) husband. My father-in-law has a story about Mark and Jim always playing basketball until late at night and scaring them both as they came home in the dark. Anyone who met Mark knew what a great sense of humor and huge heart he had!

Rest In Peace, Mark!

Mike Canter

April 26, 2019

Mark was one of the nicest guys anyone could meet. I haven’t seen him for many years but my heart breaks for him and his family. Rest In Peace my friend.

Randy Crouser

April 26, 2019

Many fond memories of Mark working with the kids on the basketball team. RIP my friend.

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