Nicholas “Nick” J. Ivan

December 20, 1943 - April 22, 2016

Nicholas J. “Nick” Ivan, 72, a North Ft. Myers, FL resident for the past 13 years, formerly of Youngstown, OH, passed away Friday, April 22, 2016 at Hope Hospice in Cape Coral, FL. He was born December 20, 1943 in Youngstown, OH.

Nick graduated from Chaney High School and shortly after graduation enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam. After serving in the Army, Nick returned to Youngstown and joined the workforce. He enjoyed a career as a local car salesmen, before branching into retail as a meat cutter for Meat and Potatoes in New Waterford and Morris Golden Dawn in East Palestine. Nick would go on to work as a salesman for area food service and supply companies, until a heart attack in 1993 would force him into retirement. Nick enjoyed many years of bowling in leagues at Gran Lanes, as well as other local bowling alleys, but his true passion was the game of golf. He enjoyed playing the game, as well as working at the golf courses, including Reserve Run in Poland, OH and Heron’s Glen in North Fort Myers, FL. He also enjoyed fishing with his son and cousins at many lakes in the Youngstown area, and most recently at the lake behind his house in North Fort Myers, FL.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Arlene B. Ivan of North Ft. Myers, FL; two loving children, Dr. Todd Ivan (Brynda) of Twinsburg, OH and Susan Prosser (Brian) of Youngstown, OH; as well as five grandchildren, Edward Curran, Madison Whalen (Kevin), Rhys Ivan, Katie Prosser, and Andy Prosser. Nick also leaves to cherish his memory, his cousins, whom he considered brothers, Erwin Kornack (Denise), Robert Kornack (Cindy Markijohn) Chuck Kornack (Elaine), as well as their families.

In keeping with Nicholas’s wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral service.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Nicholas J. “Nick” Ivan are suggested to Hope Hospice, 9470 Healthpark Circle, Ft. Myers, FL 33908.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, FL is entrusted with his final care.

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