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Mr. Andrew Richard NIKSICK

Mr. Andrew Richard NIKSICK

Male 1943 - 1982  (39 years)Deceased    Has 84 ancestors and 14 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Andrew Richard NIKSICK 
    Prefix Mr. 
    Relationshipwith Richard John GANOFSKY
    Gender Male 
    Born 16 Feb 1943  Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 2 Dec 1982  Geneva, Ashtabula County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age 39 years 
    Buried North Royalton Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Unsolved Murder Victim

      Andrew was the beloved father of Dawn and Theresa. He was a talented musician, and recorded some sleeper records in the 1960s under the name of Andy Lauren on the Kosak record label. He could not compete with the rock and roll craze, so he gave it up to concentrate on raising his family. There is a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of his killer.

      The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Tuesday, December 7, 1982

      NIKSICK

      Andrew Niksick, age 39, beloved father of Dawn and Theresa, grandfather of Tasha Marie, dearest son of Alex, step-son of Jean Niksick, brother of Louis O. Funeral service Thursday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m.., at Powell-Searles-Bassett Funeral Home, 13955 State Rd. at Rt. 82. Friends received Tuesday 7 ? 9 p.m., Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.


      Ashtabula Star Beacon ? December 5, 1982

      GENEVA POLICE PROBE MAN'S SHOOTING DEATH
      By Linda Chandler (Staff Reporter)

      A quiet middleclass neighborhood was shocked Saturday afternoon when police found the body of a man in the basement of a home at 592 Althea Street, Geneva.

      Ashtabula County Coroner Larry Brammer would not release the identity of the victim, pending notification of family. Police Chief Frank Hocevar said the victim apparently died of a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

      Hocevar said the victim was believed to be the occupant of the home, but the body had not been officially identified.

      Neighbors said the occupant had lived in the home for approximately two years. Several neighbors described the occupant as a very quiet, divorced man, approximately 39 years of age, who lived alone in the home and worked at Perry Nuclear Power Plant.

      Hocevar said the department was notified of the death at 4 p.m. by someone who came to visit the occupant and found the body lying at the bottom of the basement stairs. Police immediately cordoned off the yard of the residence and began questioning neighbors.

      Occupants of the two homes closets to the residence were stunned to hear of the death. Jim Ayers, 600 Althea Street, said his family was home all day, but neither heard nor saw anything unusual before police arrived.

      Brammer said a cause of death would be announced Monday afternoon. Hocevar is meeting with his officers today to review notes form the neighborhood interviews and other details of the investigation.

      Police questioned neighbors regarding a specific vehicle which was believed to be linked to the shooting death.


      Ashtabula Star Beacon ? December 6, 1982

      VICTIM IS IDENTIFIED
      By Linda Chandler (Staff Reporter)

      GENEVA ? Geneva City Police have identified Andrew Niksick, 39, as the homicide victim who was found dead Saturday at his home in Geneva.
      Police Chief Frank Hocevar said a visitor at Niksick's home, 592 Althea Street, discovered the body at the bottom of the basement stairs and notified police at 4 p.m.

      Hocevar said Niksick apparently died of a gunshot wound to the abdomen, and the condition of the body leads the police to believe the death occurred at least a day prior to the discovery of the body. Hocevar said the case is being handled as a homicide, but declined to say whether the weapon was recovered.

      Larry Brammer, Ashtabula County Coroner's Assistant, said cause and time of death will be announced today following an autopsy at 10 a.m. at Ashtabula General Hospital.

      Police are baffled as investigation continues because there is no apparent motive for the killing, according to the Police Chief. Investigators found the home in immaculate condition.

      Neighbors said Niksick, who moved to the neighborhood approximately two years ago, was divorced and lived alone. He was described as a very quiet yet friendly man who was known to mow the neighbor's yard in the summer and plow the drive in the winter.

      A former songwriter and composer, Niksick had a band in Cleveland at one time and made several recordings. He supposedly sold the song "Wooly Bully," to Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs, who made it a hit in the 60's.

      Police will continue processing contents of the house today, looking for leads that might aid their investigation. Doors and other objects were removed as evidence from the home and sent to the criminal lab, according to the Chief. These objects will be checked for fingerprints and other evidence.

      "We will try to learn as much as we can about the victim," Hocevar said. "We'll try to determine who his associates were, who his friends were, and his enemies, if there were any. We'll be talking to his family. It's going to be a long process.

      Police questioned Niksick's neighbors Saturday night to determine whether anyone heard or saw anything unusual. Niksick's two closest neighbors ? the Jim Ayers and Richard Hunt families ? were stunned by the death.
      Funeral arrangements for Niksick are pending in Cleveland.

    Person ID I7189  The Ancestors And Descendants Of The Falzinis And Their Collateral Families | The Descendants Of Stefano Falsini
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2020 

    Father Mr. Alexander Andrew NIKSICH
              b. 14 May 1918, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1 Dec 1997, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Ms. Linda Therese LAURENTI
              b. 7 Jul 1917, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 14 Jan 2003, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 20 Jul 1941  Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F1860  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Wife (Divorced) Ms. Eleanor Mary LAURICH
              b. 6 Feb 1941, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt. 1964  Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age at Marriage He was 20 years - She was 22 years 
    Divorced 5 Nov 1968  Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +01. Ms. Dawn Marie NIKSICK
              b. 28 Oct 1964, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    +02. Ms. Theresa Ann NIKSICK
    Last Modified 8 Apr 2016 
    Family ID F2272  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Feb 1943 - Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt. 1964 - Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDivorced - 5 Nov 1968 - Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Dec 1982 - Geneva, Ashtabula County, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - North Royalton Cemetery Link to Google Earth
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