Nicholas "Nick" Kish

May 1, 1990 - July 12, 2015
Dearborn, MI



Friday, July 17, 2015
3:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Turowski Life Story Funeral Homes
Livonia, West of Middlebelt
30200 Five Mile Rd.
Livonia, MI 48154
(734) 525-9020
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Saturday, July 18, 2015
1:00 PM EDT
St Kenneth Catholic Church
14951 Haggerty Rd
Plymouth, MI 48170

In State 12:30pm @ the church


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Cardwell Florist
(734) 421-3567

Life Story / Obituary


Although he was taken from his loved ones much too soon, Nicholas “Nick” Kish made the lives of those around him so much fun. He was funny and even witty at times with a zest for life that was contagious to all who were near. Nick was completely devoted to his family, and he was the heartbeat wherever he went. He loved being outdoors and had an insatiable spirit of adventure as he was always more than willing to try new things. Life will never be the same without Nick here, but his family and friends will forever hold the precious memories they made with him near and dear to their hearts.

The 1990s were a decade to remember as we were going places we had never been. This was truly the electronic age with the birth of the World Wide Web in 1992, and by the end of the decade more than half of all American homes had a personal computer. We hung out with friends on Thursday nights, listened to bands like Green Day and Nirvana, and watched Pretty Woman and Die Hard on the silver screen. It was just as this decade was dawning that Thomas and Marcia Kish were eagerly anticipating the birth of their new baby as spring unfolded all her beauty on the city of Royal Oak, Michigan, in May of 1990. The big day finally arrived on May 1st when the baby boy they named Nicholas drew his first breath. He was the older of two boys born to his parents and was raised in the family home in Redford alongside his brother, Anthony. Sadly, Nick’s father died at a young age, and his mother supported the family.

In many ways, Nicholas, or Nick as he was often known, was a young boy of his generation. He was very creative and enjoyed things like drawing and various other art forms, yet he was also a swimmer and a baseball player. Some of Nick’s favorite memories of his father were made when they went fishing together, gathered with family and friends around the kitchen table, or hosted backyard bonfires. As a teen he got into music and motorcycles, yet his drawing and art remained a constant in his life. Nick enjoyed visits to Sorrells Cove in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. One of his favorite places on earth, Sorrells Cove has been the family settlement for six generations. Nick also enjoyed trips to Northern Michigan with his cousins. He was very close with his extended family. His cousins, close neighbors and cherished classmates were like additional siblings in many ways. Nick always loved dogs, too, including his most recent companion, Jax. He attended local schools, graduating from Catholic Central High School and then went on to earn his associate’s degree from Schoolcraft College.

Throughout his life, Nick was a man of many interests. He was an avid body-builder and a highly skilled motorcycle mechanic. He loved riding motorcycles with his friends and enjoyed the challenge of building and repairing them. He did some bartending and also worked as a valet. Nick continued to go up North to fish, and there were also fun-filled trips to North Carolina and Disney World. Cooking allowed him to showcase his creative talents. He enjoyed watching movies and listening to some of his favorite bands such as Motor Head, Mumford & Sons, Nirvana, Voldbeat, and Marilyn Manson. When relaxing with some television, Nick enjoyed Two and a Half Men, Game of Thrones, and How I Met Your Mother.

Described as caring, generous, and thoughtful, Nicholas Kish was the sort of person who would do anything for anyone. He had such a kind heart and has been known to purchase food for the homeless on a regular basis even though he himself would do without. He always thought of others ahead of himself, and he has been described as a great son, brother, nephew, cousin, and friend. Nick was honorable, and although he accomplished great things, he was a humble man who never looked for the praise of others. He will never be forgotten.

Nicholas "Nick" Kish died on July 12, 2015. Nick’s family includes his mother, Marcia; brother, Anthony; many aunts & uncles, cousins, and friends as well as his dog, Jax. Nick was preceded in death by his father, Thomas. Visitation will be held on Friday, 3-8 p.m. at our Neely-Turowski Life Story Funeral Home: 30200 Five Mile Rd (between Merriman and Middlebelt). Funeral Mass Saturday 1:00 p.m. (in state 12:30 p.m.) at St. Kenneth Parish; 14951 Haggerty Rd in Plymouth. Please sign the guest book and share memories with the family at www.TurowskiLifeStory.com