Nick Dovolis
Date of birth: 22-02-1979
Date of death: 21-07-2008

This memorial website was created to celebrate the life of Nick Dovolis. Keep Nick's memory alive by sharing your favorite stories, photos and memorable moments. ...

This memorial website was created to celebrate the life of Nick Dovolis. Keep Nick's memory alive by sharing your favorite stories, photos and memorable moments.

Nick will be greatly missed but always alive in our hearts.

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  • 2 years
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    I remember when Nick used to try and engage me in all kinds activities, from snowboarding to my first job at 13. He would always treat me as if I was his little brother and we'd laugh all the time (no matter how stupid the joke was). He had so much to offer and I am very very sad he had to go so soon in his life and mine. I will always miss you buddy. You are a part of me.

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    Nick D drove out to Fort Collins, CO to stay with me 1998. By the end of the trip he knew more people in my dorm than I did. The man taught me how to live in the moment better than anyone I've ever known. He was a real friend and I miss very much.

    One time in middle school his band covered the songs "got the time" by Anthrax and "Thunderkiss 65" by White Zombie. Durning the guitar solo on one of the songs, Nick D slammed the Mic down, jumped off stage and charged right into me and started an epic mosh pit. Then as he scrambbled to get back to the stage he slipped on some root beer and landed on his ass. He refered to the move as a "bundy", in honor of Al Bundy, and said it anytime we saw anyone fall down. I still say the term "bundy" in my head when I see people fall over because of that. Heres a link to one of the songs. Picture Nick D belting out the lyrics and it'll bring a smile to your face.

    Miss you brother.
    Mike B

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdD2Spp26vs

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    3 years, 9 months

    Alex Braden:

    This is a great story, Mike. I was actually the drummer in Nick D's middle school band (we were called "Spork", in the unlikely event that you'd forgotten). I don't specifically recall the bundy incident, but I can certainly picture it happening. Although your note gives the impression that Spork tended toward the heavier end of the early '90s rock spectrum, one of our staple jams was The Spin Doctors' classic "Two Princes." We used to practice in my basement, and when we rehearsed this song my parents would sneak downstairs to eavesdrop as Nick hollered, with unbridled gusto and a joyful disregard for conventional intonation, "Be-doo-be-doop-be-doo-be-doop-be-doo-be-doo-be-doo-be-doo-boo-da-ba-dee-boo-da-ba," etc. Invariably, the rest of the band, and my mom and dad (having scurried back upstairs) would bust out laughing, not so much because Nick's rendition was unitentionally hilarious (which it was), but because the completely un-self-conscious pleasure he took in making a happy noise was totally infectious. After a short while, Spork split up -as all the great bands do- and Nick and I didn't spend so much time together anymore, but for years after the fact, my parents would always talk about what a warm, engaging kid Nick was and how impressed they were that this teenage boy would actually go out of his way to strike up a friendly conversation with them whenever he came over for band practice. When my folks and I heard about Nick's passing, we were terribly sad, of course, and we got to reminiscing a little about those days so many years ago. It wasn't long before someone brought up "Two Princes" and we all found ourselves laughing at the memory. Mike, it's nice to hear that the sight (and sound) of Nick making a happy noise had the same effect on you. -Alex

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    Nick D the funny Greek,
    Friend to all folks and freaks,
    Nick D, always a smile on this face,
    A warm "hello" for the whole human race,
    Nick D. gives that special look,
    Makes me feel #1 in his book,
    NIck D, thank you for all your love,
    I'll keep an eye out for you up above.

    .....Nicky and I went through thick and thin together- he always had a positive attitude through it all, even when I went off the deep end. Nick's love saved me through many scrapes and his warm heart comforted me in my most troubling times. After many failed experiments, laughter ended up being the best medicine after all. I love you Nicky.

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    Nick was one of a kind. He always had a kind word with that engaging smile. He really had a gentle soul.
    In our Greek family, it is a tradition that the groom has a golf tournament outing for the wedding party and invited guests. My wedding tournament was July 16, 2004. I selected Nick on my team because he was a real joy and a lot of fun to play with for 18 holes of golf. Also, Nick was a great partner to calm me down before the altar festivities. The groom's team is always the last group to tee off in the wedding tournament. As the round progressed, we heard that 9 under was leading the "scramble" in the clubhouse! Nick took our team on his shoulders and we played his ball for the remaining 5 holes to win the tournament by one shot. At the 19'th hole celebration, I thanked Nick for his marvelous play down the stretch on the final holes. Nick turned to me a said, "Cousin Jim a.k.a. Metoo... I refused to let you lose your wedding tournament. The groom never loses!" With that, Nick flashed his winning smile and our team received the 1'st place trophy! I played numerous rounds of golf with Nick at Interlachen C.C. and each shot and round were very memorable. We always talked and compared the "latest & greatest" in golf club technology.
    Nick knew the true meaning of family. He was a great cousin and friend! Our "Niata" family will miss him greatly. We love you, Nick!!!!! May Your Memory be Eternal...
    Love, Jim Boosalis from TN.

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  • 6 years, 3 months
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    i can't think of nicky without thinking first of that big grin he always carried around, that alone could change your day. match that with his larger than life persona and the guy was just off the charts.

    i was so lucky to share many memories with nicky, from meeting him at St. T's and then sharing a house with him at Marshall and Moore, attending graduation together, our little stint in the construction biz (That's Josh Hartnett's House!), laughing at the most outrageous curly blond haired mullet ever seen at the Cabooze, i could go on and on.

    every time i think of what nick was up to on a day to day basis, i couldn't help but giggle a little. nick had an aura he carried with him that made everyone feel like a friend. one good story from nick (the best at it i've ever known) would have everyone rolling on the floor, wiping the tears away.

    nick was a good and special friend and i am lucky to have known him. we'll all miss you.

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