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McEwen Funeral Service-Mint Hill Chapel

7428 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Charlotte, NC

OBITUARY

Nicholas "Nick" Loria

July 1, 1947November 26, 2019
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Nick Loria, 72, passed away the evening of November 26, 2019 in his home in Matthews, NC. Nick had the love of his life by his side every step of the way. He was proudly born in Brooklyn, New York on July 1, 1947 – the first of three and very much regarded as the patriarch of his generation. Nick and Joan earned every year of their marriage – will be 40 years this coming April 4th, 2020. Nick was an intensely hard worker his entire life. He often referred to his first job as a young boy selling pretzels for a nickel on the street corner in New York. He was an incredible provider for his family - owning and operating his advertising company, ADS-PLUS, for over 20 years. Nick never knew a stranger and his passions included: our mom, Joan, his children, grandchildren and definitely the dogs. He could talk for hours about nostalgic memories, his various cars he owned and was the master at inserting the perfect cliché for every occasion. In the more recent years of his life, he was often found updating his spreadsheets, organizing in his office or staying abreast of current political affairs. He absolutely loved visiting with anyone that was willing over a hot cup of coffee! He is survived by his wife – Joan, son – Thomas, daughter – Carrie, grandchildren – Kent Jameson (11), Cecilia Rose (6), Nicholas Roman (4) and Whittaker Ryan (4 months), his sisters – MaryLee and Patti. The family will receive friends from 2:00 - 3:00pm Sunday, December 1st, 2019 at McEwen Funeral Service-Mint Hill Chapel. A memorial service will follow at 3pm in the McEwen Chapel. All are invited to visit Nick's website to view photos and leave online condolences www.mcewenminthillchapel.com.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, December 1, 2019
  • Memorial Service Sunday, December 1, 2019

Memories

Nicholas "Nick" Loria

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Janet Johnson

December 1, 2019

Sweet Nick. He had a great heart and would do anything for you. I’ve known you for 25 years and cut your hair for that long. Don’t forget to get your car and bring it with you I know how much you loved it. I’ll miss you we all love you ❤️🙏 Stan and Jan Johnson

Ellen Candeloro

November 30, 2019

I called him Nicky he called me El he was my first Brentwood friend. He was my buddy my shopping pal the friend who listens who cares, the big brother who took me to “Discos” and made sure I was safe. We shared The best of the Jewish -Italian traditions and foods. He and Bob served in Vietnam at the same time. I so looked forward to their letters . And when Nicky was about to complete his tour we ( Mike Marylee and I ) made a plan to surprise his Mom with his return. What an emotional moment. The Loria’s are and will always be family. We stayed in touch over the years always trying to call each other for our mutual July birthdays . he always spoke with such pride of Joanie their children and more recently their grandchildren. My deepest sympathy to them all. Rest In Peace my friend you will always be in my heart. Thank you for the memories

Jim Raborn

November 28, 2019

Nick was one of my first supervisors at Southern Bell Yellow Pages, which became BAPCO. He knew how to have a good time and he encouraged me to do my best at selling our product. He was a competitor and always enjoyed a challenge. I always will have pleasant memories of him.

Nicholas Loria

November 28, 2019

Nick, big Nick as the family called him was the brother I never had. His dad Tom and my dad Romeo, were brothers, and we were named after our paternal Grandfather. He represented a lot of firsts in my life. First and oldest cousin, first to teach me baseball in Brooklyn where we lived several blocks apart and where he found time to drag me around. First to move out of the neighborhood to Long Island, First to let me drive his Mustang around Brentwood. First to drag me on a date with the younger sister of some girl he wanted to go out with. First to Vietnam, (very scary) first to move out of New York and now, first of my generation to move on. Although he lived in North Carolina longer then New York, you simply couldn't remove the influence the early years had on who he was no matter where he lived, and later in life I sensed his desire to re-connect with his past and the things that made him smile and made him who he was. Moving away places a strain on relationships as distance usually does however, seeing the legacy he left behind in his beautiful wife, children and grand children and the way he described them convinced me a long time ago he was where he belonged. I have more memories of my Brother then I can share sitting here at 2am in a B&B in Ohio getting ready for tomorrows Thanksgiving. Tomorrow, I give thanks for having known you big Nick, my brother, and celebrate your life and the influence you had on mine. RIP brother, Vietnam no more. I love you.

John Cosh

November 27, 2019

Since moving to Charlotte 5 years ago I had the honor and privilege to meet and become friends with Nick. We shared many interests and experiences. We both served in VietNam and after many shared stories realized we were only about ten miles apart in Saigon during the TET Offensive . He loved sports especially softball and baseball. He used to come with me to watch my grandson play little league ball. He was the honorary chairman of the Old Farts Breakfast Club and will be remembered for bringing a bottle of Amaretto to breakfast for special occasions. My family and I will miss him.

Denise Ventura Demercurio

November 27, 2019

I remember the holidays we used to have at your house in Brentwood with all of our family together. He was such a kind soul.

You will be missed. RIP cousin.

Biography

Nick Loria, 72, passed away the evening of November 26, 2019 in his home in Matthews, NC. Nick had the love of his life by his side every step of the way. He was proudly born in Brooklyn, New York on July 1, 1947 – the first of three and very much regarded as the patriarch of his generation. Nick and Joan earned every year of their marriage – will be 40 years this coming April 4th, 2020.
Nick was an intensely hard worker his entire life. He often referred to his first job as a young boy selling pretzels for a nickel on the street corner in New York. He was an incredible provider for his family - owning and operating his advertising company, ADS-PLUS, for over 20 years.
Nick never knew a stranger and his passions included: our mom, Joan, his children, grandchildren and definitely the dogs. He could talk for hours about nostalgic memories, his various cars he owned and was the master at inserting the perfect cliché for every occasion. In the more recent years of his life, he was often found updating his spreadsheets, organizing in his office or staying abreast of current political affairs. He absolutely loved visiting with anyone that was willing over a hot cup of coffee!
He is survived by his wife – Joan, son – Thomas, daughter – Carrie, grandchildren – Kent Jameson (11), Cecilia Rose (6), Nicholas Roman (4) and Whittaker Ryan (4 months), his sisters – MaryLee and Patti.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 - 3:00pm Sunday, December 1st, 2019 at McEwen Funeral Service-Mint Hill Chapel. A memorial service will follow at 3pm in the McEwen Chapel.
All are invited to visit Nick's website to view photos and leave online condolences www.mcewenminthillchapel.com.