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Nichlas Rast 1938-2023



POLAND–Nichlas Rast, 85, passed away peacefully in his sleep, on Wednesday, March 1, 2023.

Born Feb. 14, 1938, he was the beloved husband of the late Sandra Rast.

Nick had three children, Vicky (Keith) Traylor, Kevin (Kristen) Rast and Mark (Claire) Rast. He was a loving grandfather of 10, Michele Dearth, Nathan Wooley (Jessica), Shawn Meyer (Brad), Jason Traylor (Kara), Lindsay Duggar (Jason), Shelby Sakowitz (Randy), Mariah Hamilton (Joe), Mackenzie Rast, Abby Rast and Madison Rast.

Nick was also blessed to be a great-grandfather of 14 and great-great-grandfather of four. Nichlas worked for many years in management for the Sears Corporation. Nick took a short sabbatical and started his second career with Mahoning Medical, because he enjoyed being active and being around people. Nick dedicated numerous hours to the Masons and the Shriners organizations. He took great pride in helping the children at the Shriners hospitals and he held the honor of district Deputy and Master of Poland Lodge. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Air Force. Early on, Nick and his family enjoyed traveling and camping. Upon retiring, Nick and Sandy moved to Texas, for a few years, yet returned to the place he referred to as home.

The family has chosen a private memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, the family asked that donations to the Shriners hospital be made, in his honor, to Youngstown Shrine Club, PO Box 302, North Lima, Ohio 44452.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Edward J. Fox & Sons Funeral Home, 4700 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512.

Family and friends of Nichlas may visit to view this obituary and to leave condolences for the Rast family.

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