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Nicholas Drotar

June 22, 1949 ~ December 30, 2020 (age 71)

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                Nicholas Drotar, 71 of Northern Cambria passed away December 30, 2020 at UPMC Presbyterian due to COVID-19 related complications.

                He was born June 22, 1949 in Spangler, the son of the late John and Clara (Micucci) Drotar. He was the husband of Beth (James) Drotar whom he married March 25, 1975.

                Surviving are his wife Beth; five children, Kelly Drotar, Eric (Katie) Drotar of Northern Cambria, Tara (Tim) Cole of McKees Rocks, Tracey (Bob) Ruddock of Clymer, and Nicholas (April) Drotar, Jr. of Massillon, Oh; twelve grandchildren, Vinnie, Julia, Joey, Giana, Andrew, Sam, Rachel, Alivia, Noah, Donte, Clara, and Duke; brother, Robert Drotar; sisters, Nancy Harris and Carolyn (Larry) Sherwin; brother-in-laws, Don Switzler and Bill (Anna) James; sister-in-law, Nancy Berzonsky, and numerous nieces and nephews.

                He was preceded in death by his parents; in-laws, Bill and Helen James; brother, John Drotar, Sisters,  Anna Drotar and Rita Switzler; Brother-in-law, George Harris; Sister-in-law, Claire Drotar.

                Nicholas was a 1967 graduate of Bishop Carroll High School. Nick served in the U.S. Army for two years. He was a retired coal miner from Barnes and Tucker and Tanoma Mining Company. He was a member of Prince of Peace Parish, Northern Cambria and a member of the Hastings Moose, Barnesboro Slovak Club and Rembrandt Club.

                He was an avid golfer and a member of Cambria Hills golf course. He enjoyed fly fishing and camping in Potter County.  Nick was well-known for his unique sense of humor.

                Due to Coronavirus all services will be held privately for the immediate family. There will be a live stream link on Saturday, January 2, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. on Prince of Peace Facebook and Youtube pages.  Interment will be held at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. 

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