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Nic Anastasia

June 11, 2020 -
April 17, 2020

Francis “Nic” Anastasia age 21, passed away suddenly Friday, April 17th at 5:30 p.m. at Carle Hospital in Urbana, IL.

Nic was born in Orange County California on June 11th, 1998 to Dana Anastasia and Renea Reardon.  He spent his first few years of life in Costa Mesa and Huntington Beach, w…read more

Francis “Nic” Anastasia age 21, passed away suddenly Friday, April 17th at 5:30 p.m. at Carle Hospital in Urbana, IL.

Nic was born in Orange County California on June 11th, 1998 to Dana Anastasia and Renea Reardon.  He spent his first few years of life in Costa Mesa and Huntington Beach, where he had many of his happiest memories swimming, surfing, and skateboarding with his adoring little sister, Sophia, family and friends.

Nic’s family moved to Geneva, Illinois where he attended the Waldorf School and was a 2017 graduate of Geneva Community High School. He attended Parkland College with plans to transfer to the University of Illinois to study computer science.

Nic was a very sweet, soft-spoken young man with a contagious smile and a deep, compassionate soul. He enjoyed listening to music, reading, and sports.

He is survived by his parents Dana (Champaign), Renae (Geneva), and beloved younger sister, Sophia (Geneva) who was his best friend in childhood and beyond.  He is also survived by his grandparents, Francis and Thalia Anastasia of Bonita Springs, Florida, Dave and Sharon Reardon of Dubuque, Iowa.  Uncles Mike (Mary Jo) Anastasia of Champaign, Derek of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and Tim (Aileen) Reardon of Evanston, IL.

He loved being outdoors and enjoyed swimming, skiing, football, and wrestling.  He was very competitive and determined and found sports to be a good way to connect with his family. He was a lifelong runner and participated in many running events. He was also a Cubs, Bulls, and Bears fan.

Some of his closest friends were also family; cousins Jamie, Julian, Emily, Orlagh, and Iris.  Nic always brought joy and a sense of humor to every situation. One of his most endearing qualities was is ability to make people smile.

Nic will be remembered as an intelligent, creative and gentle presence.  He had a very kind and generous spirit and loved and was loved by many. His moto was “Never Give Up”.

A Memorial BBQ will be held on Saturday, August 8th from 12:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Burwash Park in Savoy, Illinois.  A memorial fund will be established in Nic’s name and Morgan Funeral Home, Savoy, is handling arrangements.

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