Nick Calabrase, Jr

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Nick Calabrase, Jr., 93, passed away peacefully, on Saturday April 21, 2018 at Embrace Hospice House of the Grand Strand, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He was born on January 6, 1925 in Monongah, West Virginia to the late Nick and Elizabeth Dilley Calabrase Sr.

Nick is reunited with his beloved wife of more than 62 years, Clarine Maunz Calabrase. As well as his parents and grandson, Dustin John Nicolas Hetrick. Nick was preceded in death by his two brothers and seven sisters. He was part of a very large, loving family as well as many supportive friends and neighbors.

Nick was a hardworking man who was proud to have worked for Burroughs & Chapin at Cane Patch Par3 for more than 25 years after moving to the area due to the love of the beach and warm weather in 1988. Nick moved to Myrtle Beach from Fairmont, WV where he lived and worked for 60 + years. He graduated from West Virginia University in 1950 and served in the Navy from 1943-1946. Nick was a member of the school board at Fairmont Catholic School, a past president of the Kiwanis and a Fourth Degree in the Knights of Columbus at St. Peters to mention just a few of his outside activities. He retired from Anthony Chevrolet in Fairmont as the GM/VP of Sales after a stellar 35 + year career. He was an active member of St. Andrews Catholic Church in Myrtle Beach for 30 years and became a Minister Of Eucharist. Above all else, he treasured his family and traveling. Clarine and Nick were very fortunate to travel the world with General Motors based on his success in managing the Chevrolet dealership. One of his last big trips was in 2007 when he visited his Dad’s home town, Potenza, Italy. In this small mountain town there was a 100 year memorial of the 1907 Monongah Mining disaster that his father survived. He also visited Clarine Maunz’s home town of Agropoli, Italy in the same trip. He loved family meals, Italian food and especially visits to Capriccio Italian Ristorante in Myrtle, where he felt right at home.

Left to cherish Nick’s memory are his children: Mark J. Calabrase and his wife, Paula of Charleston, SC, Ann E. Hetrick and her husband, Brian of Myrtle Beach, SC, Nancy VC Murrah and her husband, Don Gunby, of Atlanta, GA & David G. Calabrase and his wife, Marianna of Cornelius, NC. He was loved and admired by his nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

A Celebration of Nick’s life will be held at St. Andrews Catholic Church, 3501 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577, on May 12, 2018 at 1:00 PM. All are invited to attend the Mass & Service.

At the request of the family, memorial contributions in Nick’s name may be made to Fairmont Catholic Grade School, 416 Madison St. Fairmont, West Virginia 26554.

For more family information or to offer words of comfort through the online guest book, kindly visit the funeral home website at: www.burroughsfh.com

Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet, (843.651.1440) is honored to be assisting the family.