Nicholas John KariskoNovember 16, 1981 ~ August 5, 2017 (age 35)
Nicholas John Karisko, 35, left his loved ones suddenly on August 5, 2017 when he lost his battle with the horrific disease of addiction. He was born in Bridgeton on November, 16, 1981 and grew up in Millville.
He was a 2000 graduate of Millville High School. He participated in Jazz band playing sax and trombone. He excelled at sports where he won state titles in pole vault, was varsity track all 4 years. He participated in many youth group sports under the guidance and coaching of his stepdad, Roger Parkin.
Nic was always driven to excel, pushing himself to become better at any endeavor he set his mind to. He was remarkably talented at everything he did. He was an especially accomplished bowler having bowled more then 30 perfect games over his lifetime.
He was a mason/brick layer by trade and a Jack of all trades. He was the ultimate self learner who was curious to know more and compelled to strive for excellence.
Nic left an enormous and positive footprint in which virtually hundreds of his friends and family dwell.
He will be sadly missed and leaves behind his mom and stepdad, LuAnn and Roger Parkin, his dad and stepmom, Doug and Sue Karisko. He is also survived by his aunts and uncles, Michelle and Lee Heckendorn, Doug and Patti Spencer, Bill and Sherri Spencer, Mick and Kathy Karisko, Joe Burns, and Sharon Taylor. Surviving cousins that loved him as a brother and will miss him dearly are Sarah Burns, Joey Burns, Laura Spencer, Stephen Spencer, Danielle Watson Robinson, Chris Watson, Leann Karisko and Dominique Karisko, stepgrandparents Art and Kathy Parkin and Betty Parkin and many kitties.
Nic was predeceased by his companion, Sarah Elizabeth and his unborn Baby K, maternal grandparents, Leonard and Lois Spencer, paternal grandparents, John and Jen Karisko, Aunt Deb and Uncle Mike Watson, and many Kitties.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday August 16, 1-3pm at Campani's Legacy Lanes, 518 Landis Ave, Bridgeton, NJ 08302
In lieu of flowers family request donations to
SPCA of your choice,
Nic's Memorial feral cat TNR program at Blackwood Animal Hospital, 612 N. Blackwood Pike, Blackwood, New Jersey 08012, attn: Judi Russo,
Substance recovery scholorship program of your choice