John J. Nickas

January 15, 1990 ~ June 2, 2023 (age 33) 33 Years Old

John J. Nickas Obituary

John J. Nickas, age 33, of St. Charles, passed away Friday, June 2, 2023.

He was born January 15, 1990, in Chicago, the son of James and Jeanne “Jan” (Nestor) Nickas.

John was a devoted family man who loved his wife and two little girls more than anything. He was a passionate teacher for nine years. He began his career at Pope John Paul II School for two years. For the last seven years he taught at Still Middle School. He just finished his Masters degree in May and was about to start a new position as assistant principal in Addison. John was a baseball expert, whether watching, coaching, or playing - he loved all things baseball. He was a lifelong Cubs fan; so much so that he made sure to have the playoff game on during his and Stephanie’s wedding. He was a huge heavy metal fan, a movie buff, and a history enthusiast. He was a scholar, teacher, coach, mentor, and a friend and he was a committed and driven person in everything he did.

John is survived by his wife Stephanie (Slivka); two daughters Alexandra “Allie” and Kennedy; parents James and Jan Nickas; siblings James (Laura) of Chicago and Jeffrey (Fiancée Corey) of St. Charles; in-laws John and Nancy (Robertson) Slivka; Stephanie’s grandparents Jack Slivka and Arlene Robertson; brother-in-law Cody (Fiancee Olivia) Slivka; and nephews Zachary and Shane Nickas. Also survived by many other dear family and friends.

John was preceded in death by his grandparents James and Elvera Nickas and Dr. Allan and Jeanne Nestor.

Funeral prayers will be held Saturday, June 10, 2023 at 9:30 am at Malone Funeral Home, 324 E. State Street (Route 38), Geneva proceeding to St. Peter Catholic Church, 1891 Kaneville Road, Geneva for Celebration of Funeral Mass at 10:30 am with Father John McFadden Celebrant.  To livestream mass, please click on this link

Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Geneva.

Visitation will be held Friday, June 9 from 4:00 - 9:00 pm at Malone Funeral Home.

Memorials in John’s memory can be made to Allie and Kennedy’s college 529 savings plans. Please make checks payable to Bright Start.

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June 9, 2023

4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Malone Funeral Home
324 East State Street
Geneva, IL 60134

Funeral Mass
June 10, 2023

10:30 AM
St. Peter Catholic Church (Geneva, Kaneville Road)


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