Jay A. Nicolaides

Jay A. Nicolaides, age 56 of Highland, IL, died Sunday, February 21, 2016, at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Highland, IL.

He was born on Tuesday, March 03, 1959, in Highland, IL, the son of Melvin and Shirley (nee McNeill) Nicolaides.

On Saturday, February 25, 1984, he married Rose A. Nicolaides nee Hixson who survives.

He was a former member of the GUTS Church, Tulsa, OK.

Jay was born at Highland and raised in Grantfork, IL; he graduated from Highland High School in 1977. He was an EMT for the City of Highland for several years; he started working for MIREX Corp as a field technician for copy machines. In 1989 he moved to Tulsa, OK, to work for a copying company; in 1995 he moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and was service manager for U.S. Cellular; in 1997 he moved back to Tulsa, OK, and worked as a National Repair Manager for U.S. Cellular; in 2000 he worked for G.E.F. as a field technician on wide format printers; his current job he started in 2011 for EFI as a field engineer. In 2013 he returned to Highland. He loved NASCAR, his favorite driver was Dale Earnhardt, Jr.. He enjoyed woodworking and had just purchased an oversize router. He did everything to make his grandsons happy, Four- wheeling and tractor rides were always fun for the grandsons. Jay was always helping friends and neighbors. He was a “Very Outgoing Man’.

Survivors include:
Wife – Rose A. Nicolaides (nee Hixson), Highland, IL
Son – Michael W. (significant other-Kim) Meuser, Saint Louis, MO
Daughter – Tiffany A. (Jimmy) Hawks, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Noah J. Meuser, Tulsa, OK
Grandchild – Alexander E. Fuhr, Redding, CA
Grandchild – Jeremiah W. Meuser, Tulsa, OK
Grandchild – Ezra L. Meuser, Tulsa, OK
Grandchild – Alexander H. Hawks, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Maximus H. Hawks, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Oliver E. Meuser, Saint Louis, MO
Brother – Neill R. (Janet A.) Nicolaides, Highland, IL
Brother – Curtiss L. Nicolaides, KY.

He was preceded in death by:
Father – Melvin R. Nicolaides (died 1993)
Mother – Shirley M. Nicolaides Willmann (nee McNeill) (died 10/11/2004)
Step Father – Oliver Willmann (died 1976)
Brother – Rodney G. Nicolaides (died 2007).

Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday, February 29, 2016, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Memorial Service will be at 8:00 PM on Monday, February 29, 2016, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Memorial contributions may be made to Victory Junction.

Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home
1501 Ninth at Lemon Street
Highland, IL 62249
618-654-2133

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