Nicholas Palermo

Obituary of Nicholas Palermo

Palermo, Nicholas Leon Palermo 91 - of Ocean City, passed away in his home with his family by his side. Nick, born in Ocean City on July 31, 1921, was the son of Leonardo and Maria Palermo. He grew up in Ocean City and graduated from Ocean City High School in 1939. Upon graduation he moved to Washington DC where he attended Bliss Electrical School. He worked for the Ford Electrical Company and was a participant in the construction of The Pentagon in 1941. At that time he met Dorothy Huzzard who would become his lifelong companion. In 1942 Nick was drafted into the U.S. Army and served in the 42nd Infantry Rainbow Division. After landing in Marseille, France in 1944, Nick saw action in the Battle of the Bulge. He then moved through Germany and Austria. His division was one of the liberating forces at Dachau. Nick's valor earned him both the Silver Star and the Bronze Star. While stationed in Austria, Nick's kindness to a hungry little eight year old girl gave him a friend for life in Annie, a pen pal from Austria. Upon his return to Washington, DC in 1946, Nick married Dorothy Huzzard. They moved to Ocean City, NJ to run the family store, Leon's Mens Store. Nick was an avid athlete and participated in local baseball and basketball leagues as well as coaching many youth teams. He loved golfing and spent countless hours on the links with his friends. His children and his grandchildren meant the world to him. Nick is predeceased by his loving wife, Dorothy, and grandson, Dustin. He is survived by his children, Nicholas (Nancy) Palermo, Mary Katherine McKeon, John (Judy) Palermo, and Edward (Susan) Palermo. He will be missed by his adoring grandchildren Conrad, Molly, Sally, Nicole, David, Ryan and Kevin. Memorial donations in his memory may be made to the Christopher Reeve Foundation, 636 Morris Turnpike, Suite 3A, Short Hills, NJ 07078. Funeral service will be private. To leave a condolence for the family, please visit www.godfreyfuneralhome.com.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Nicholas
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