Nicholas J. Frantz
Nicholas was a vibrant music-lover with unmatchable empathy, care, and creativity. Throughout his life, he engaged friends, family, and even strangers in conversations about the world at large, ever-curious and thoughtful. His care for others extended so far as planning to pursue a career as a nurse after recently graduating with an Associate’s Degree from ACCC. A 5th generation member of Painters Union 277, member of the Rugby team the AC Sharks, and linebacker on the 2015 State Champion Cedar Creek Pirates football team, he touched people from all different backgrounds with all sorts of interests. When not on the field, he was perfecting the art of gloving (look it up), drawing in his sketchbook, writing, and strumming his blue electric guitar. You could catch him at a live music show on Saturday night and cooking up a mean tofu scramble on the following Sunday morning. His memory lives on with his mother, Kathleen, father, John, twin sister, Natalie, dogs Arlo and China, cat Beatrice, family – grandmother, aunts, uncles, and cousins – friends, and any stranger who was lucky enough to receive a personal gloving performance at a live show.