93, Indianapolis, IN, passed peacefully July 15, 2014. He was born September 4, 1920 in Chicago, IL to Antonio and Christina DiVito. Nick served his country proud as a US Army Infantry Technician in Tank Battalion 2 in the Battle of the Bulge in Germany in WWII. He was taken as a prisoner of war after being wounded in battle and held by the Germans in Stalag 4B Muhlberg Sachsen from 18 Dec 1944 until May 1945. When the Soviet Army arrived at the camp in April 1945, there were about 30,000 crowded into the facilities. About 3,000 died, mainly from tuberculosis and typhus. Nick thankfully survived and was awarded two Purple Hearts among other medals. He previously worked for the Railway Express Agency for over 30 years and retired from Transamerica Realco Corporation in 1986.
He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and uncle. Preceding him in death were his parents, Antonio and Christina (Paladino) DiVito; his sister, Anna Marie (DiVito) Brudd; and his brother, Carmen DiVito. Nick is survived by his loving family; wife, Patsy (Goad) DiVito; son, Nicholas DiVito (and Michael Jeweler) of Smoke Rise, GA; his stepson Gregg (Carrie) Brewster of Walnut Creek, CA; his stepdaughter Cynthia Moore of North Bend, Oregon; three grandchildren, Erin (Brewster) Hicks, Clayton Moore, and Rachel Moore; and one great granddaughter, Lily Hicks; and several nieces and nephews. Nick was also a great lover of animals, loved to 'play the ponies' and had a great sense of humor.
Visitation will be Monday, July 21st from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Family Funeral Care, 5791 Rockville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46224, followed by a funeral service at 6:00 PM, with military honors, at the funeral home. Entombment will be at a later date in Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery, Oak Brook Terrace, Illinois.
Family has requested donations be made to the Humane Society of Indianapolis, 7929 N. Michigan Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268, www.indyhumane.org