Nicholas “Nick” Kadavi

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Nicholas Alexander “Nick” Kadavi, 30, of Belleville, IL, born February 20, 1990, in Belleville, IL, died Friday, June 5, 2020, at Saint Louis University Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

Nick was one of the most peaceful, loving souls around.  He loved photography and was a very giving person who was passionate about taking care of others. Nick could always be counted on if you were in trouble, needed a place to crash, or just needed a hug or a smile.

Nick was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Joseph and Rosemary Kadavi; his maternal grandparents, Donald and Ann Miller; and an uncle, Bob Kadavi.

He is survived by his parents, Gary and Sharon, nee Miller, Kadavi;
his brother, Chad (Beth) Kadavi;
two nephews and a niece, Finn, Harper, and Bram Kadavi;
aunts and uncles, Mimi (Mark) Luechtefeld, Don (Julie) Miller,
Susan Hanlon, and Anne (Mike) Louth;
and many cousins.

Nick was also an organ donor. Thanks to his generosity, people throughout the country have received his kidneys, eyes, tissue, skin, and his loving heart.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Donate Life America, the Belleville Area Humane Society, or to the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Funeral: A private Memorial Mass will be held at St. Henry Catholic Church, Belleville, IL. A celebration of Nick’s life will be held at a later date.


10 Comments on Nicholas “Nick” Kadavi

Louise Frederick Floo said : Guest Report Nov 18, 2020 at 6:10 PM

Dear Sharon & Gary, so sorry to hear of your loss of Nick. You are in my prayers. Louise Frederick Flood Our Lady of Life Apts #268

  • St Louis
  • MO
Michael Hanlon said : Guest Report Jul 10, 2020 at 3:32 PM

Sharon, Gary and Chad and family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Nick. Nick was a great fun loving kid. My prayers go out to you all and your family. Sincerely, MichaelHanlon.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Kayla Cortez said : Guest Report Jun 10, 2020 at 1:40 PM

Gary, Sharon, and Chad my thoughts and prayers are with your family right now. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Nick he was a great friend. Nick was able to light up a room and make everyone smile around him, he gave the best hugs there ever was. He truly will be missed by so many.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Greg Voss said : Guest Report Jun 09, 2020 at 1:28 AM

Nick seems a wonderful person. I wish I had met him. Surely a saint for our day. I am sorry.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Ashlea S. said : Guest Report Jun 08, 2020 at 8:34 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends at this time.

  • Lebanon
  • IL
Patty Wiegert said : Guest Report Jun 08, 2020 at 12:56 AM

We are deeply saddened to hear of Nicks passing. He & our oldest daughter (Brigitte) became best buddies when they were about 4. They would climb the fence between our backyards and play all day. He was so sweet, funny, respectful and a joy to have over! Our hearts go out to all of you and I pray that you find comfort in the wonderful memories you have of Nick. May God be with you during this most difficult time ?? With Our Deepest sympathies, Tom & Patty Wiegert

  • O Fallon
  • IL
TJ Miles said : Guest Report Jun 07, 2020 at 9:18 PM

Nick was the nicest person I ever met. He was always ready to lend a hand and He was always genuine, sincere and happy. He touched many people with his caring attitude. He will be truly missed by us all.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Monica and Tony Koski said : Guest Report Jun 07, 2020 at 11:58 AM

We both wanted to express. our deepest sympathy for your tragic loss. As is said, "Only the good for young." You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Freeburg
  • Illinois
Marcia Luechtefeld said : Guest Report Jun 07, 2020 at 11:58 AM

So sorry for your great loss. My thoughts and prayers are with Gary, Sharon, Chad and family.

  • O’Fallon
  • MO
Terry Meyer said : Guest Report Jun 07, 2020 at 11:37 AM

Gary, my condolences at this very hard time. Rest assured your lovely son is in gods hands. RIP Nick.

  • Belleville
  • Il

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