Nicholas J. Elward, age 34, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, September 16, 2021.
Nick was born on August 18, 1987 in Urbana to Joyann & Jeff Elward. He was a graduate of Prattsburg Central School and was employed at Riccelli Northern, LLC in Syracuse. Nick loved to hunt and fish but he especially loved spending time with his many friends and his boy, Damien whom he would ride dirt bikes with. Nick attended "church" every Sunday, not the typical church though, Nick's version of church was smoking/grilling/making/eating food with his buddies and family and enjoying time well-spent with those that he loved.
Nick is survived by his son & fiancée, Damien Elward & Ashley Kalish; his parents, Joyann Elward and Jeff Elward; his brothers: Cody VanSkiver & Anthony VanDelinder; his nieces: Arianah VanSkiver & Brooke VanSkiver; his paternal grandfather, Bernie Elward; his cousin, Renee Ortiz; his aunts & uncles: Tim (Rhonda) Elward, John Elward, Carla (Brandon) Partridge, Cassie ("Boon") Kennard, Charlie Ortiz; several cousins and many close friends.
Nick is predeceased by his brother, Brandon "Bo" VanSkiver; his maternal grandparents, Judy & Carl Partridge; his paternal grandmother, Ann Elward; and his Aunt Lanora "Nora" Elward-Ortiz.
Nick's family and friends are invited to call from 4pm-til on Friday, October 1, 2021 at the Prattsburg Protective Volunteer Fire Department, 13 Allis Street, Prattsburg.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial contribution to Nick's son, Damien and his college fund. Checks may be made out/sent to Baird-Moore Funeral Home, PO Box 425, Naples NY 14512 with MEMO: Damien Elward- a complete list of donations with acknowledgment addresses will be given to the family.