cpt. bradly nicka
Captain Bradly Alan Nicka, 29, of Arizona, formerly of Burgettstown, PA passed away Saturday, September 14, 2013 in The University of Arizona Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona. He was born in Painesville, OH on May 8, 1984, a son of Peter R. and Julie Cornell Nicka of Burgettstown. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Ernest Nicka, Jr. and maternal grandmother June Cornell. After his 2002 graduation from Madonna High School, Bradly went on to graduate from West Point in 2006 with his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and received his MBA from Webster University in 2012. He was a member of the 160th Division of the Special Operations Aviation and just finished his second tour in Afghanistan. A Bronze Star recipient, Captain Nicka served as an Aviator in the United States Army where he received Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Citation, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Army Aviator Badge, Combat Action Badge and the Army Parachutist Badge. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife Anna Velto Nicka of Arizona, whom he married in 2007; daughter Addison Leigh Nicka; sisters Caitlin Marie Nicka of Hershey, PA and Jennifer Elizabeth Nicka of Ft. Collins, CO; paternal grandmother Maureen Nicka of Geneva, OH and maternal grandfather Lee Cornell of Madison, OH. Friends will be received Friday 2-4 and 6-8pm at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10am Saturday at St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, 229 California Ave. Weirton with The Reverend Father Manuel Gelido officiating. The Ft. Knox Military Honor Guard will conduct full Military Honors at the church immediately following the funeral mass. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the Wounded Warrior Project, P. O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

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  1. May the love of God surround you and your family

    during this difficult time May you come to know that the love of God is with

    you always, may your memories of Cpt Bradly Alan Nicka

    give you peace, comfort and strength…

    Cpt Bradly Alan Nicka is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

    † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man

    lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 â€


    Dean & Lisa Harris

  3. Brad was such a wonderful young man. Our memories of him are very special, especially mine. It was a pleasure for me to coach him and for our son to be associated with him. He was always a pleasant and tireless worker. Donna and I send our heartfelt condolences to Peter, Julie, Anna and his entire family. May God lift him up and keep him in his care forever!

    Chuck & Donna Robinson

  4. Thank you, Captain, for your honorable service to our great Country. May God welcome you with open arms as you approach the Gates of Heaven.

    May your family find a measure of healing through His comfort and mercy and may they soon realize that you will always be watching over them from your place among the Angels.

  5. During this time of loss we find ourselves troubled by things we do not understand. There are no answers to comfort your grief, only lasting love and precious memories. I am thinking of you all during this time. My heart goes out to you in sympathy and prayer.

  6. My deepest condolences to the families! I had the honor to meet and spend time with Brad in Afghanistan recently! He was a wonderful young person, a superb officer, a leader to his soldiers, and will be dearly missed I am certain. May God bless you and your families always.

  7. Julie, my thoughts are with you and your family at this

    difficult time. But dwell on the good times and the

    heroic deeds your son accomplished for our country.

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