Nick Luiso

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Nick Luiso passed quietly on July 19, 2022 in Shawnee, KS and is survived by his wife of 48 years, Margaret; his sister Marcella; his three daughters, sons in law, grandsons, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Angela (Lilly).

Nick was born September 7, 1944; Nicholas Andrew Luiso to Philip and Angela Luiso in the Bronx, New York. His parents were both from southeast Italy and for a period of 6-9 months when he was 4 yrs. old, Andy, as he was called by his family, moved with the family to Italy.

Andy graduated from New Rochelle High in 1962. He attended NYU where he was a half back on the football team and earned a Civil Engineering degree in 1967. After attending Officer Candidate School, Lt. Nicholas A Luiso joined the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 1 (Sea Bees) in 1969 and was stationed primarily in Diego Garcia and as the officer in charge in Adak, Alaska.  

After completing his naval service as a Lieutenant, Nick worked as a Civil Engineer in Washington DC, dating Ms. Margaret Sweat. The two were married May 25, 1974 in Phillipsburg, KS and moved to Woodbury, Connecticut. Their union was blessed with three daughters, Amy – born in March of 1977, Amanda – born in September of 1979 and Melissa – born in December of 1985.  

The family moved to Claudell, Kansas in 1978. There Nick designed and built homes for area families. In 2009 Nick and Marty moved to Lawrence, then De Soto, then Shawnee in the vicinity of their two grandchildren – Aaron born 2008 and Joshua – born 2012.

Service

A short service was held July 22 at St. Joseph’s Church in Shawnee and a memorial reception will be held August 14th, 2-4pm at the Town Hall 11600 Johnson Dr., Shawnee, Kansas, 66203.  To our devoted husband and father, uncle and friend – thank you for your love and support.

11 Comments

  1. Kim Carimbocas on August 14, 2022 at 2:47 pm

    I’m an outsider looking in having learned my childhood friend lost her beloved uncle. I can say with sincerity, “Thank you Nick for the bloodline (‘bluer than blue’ the way so many of you held together through life’s journey,) one that brought a niece named Phyllis into the path of our two worlds meeting, a gal I call friend. Today, I envision you Nick at Heaven’s Gate in awe of God’s Glory that human words cannot convey. I leave these words of sincere condolences to your family, to let you know there ARE people in the world you don’t even know you, who are grateful for your life and truly care. God’s blessings, comfort, and hedge of protection in this, the saddest part of life’s circle. Yet, YOU go on ahead and SOAR with those angels. Amen”

  2. Jim and Jean Stoddard on August 8, 2022 at 2:32 pm

    We are so very sorry to hear of Nick’s passing as well. What a great man! He built a wonderful home in Smith Center for us in 1984 with many inovations. We remained friends over the years and he always had our respect and admiration. We are very fortunate to have known Nick. Our sincere condolences to his family.

  3. Morris Sweat and Kris on August 5, 2022 at 9:45 pm

    Our sympathy to you, Margaret, and girls. It is a shock to learn of Nick passing. Condolences to his family as well. A true Craftsman and a Gentleman when we met.

  4. JERRY AND MELBA HAGMAN on August 4, 2022 at 10:05 pm

    WE WERE THEIR NEIGHBOR AND LOVED THEM DEARLY AND HE WAS ALWAYS INTERESTED IN ALL ASPECTS OF FARMING AND FARM LIFE . HE DID A LOT OF CARPENTRY WORK FOR US AND NICK DANNY AND I ALWAYS LOVED THE KENSINGTON LIONS AND ALWAYS DROVE UP TO MEETINGS TOGETHER. I WAS SO SHOCKED TO LEARN OF HIS PASSING . HE WAS A GREAT MAN AND I LEARNED EVERY THING I KNOW ABOUT CITYS FROM NICK. WE ARE THINKING OF YOU MARGARET AND GIRLS AND HOPE YOU KNOW HE IS FINALLY HOME !!!! LOVE JERRY AND MELBA.

  5. Dan and Sherry Newbrey on August 4, 2022 at 6:21 pm

    Oh dear. We didn’t realize Nick had passed. He also remodeled our home as he did many others in our community. He and Margaret were great friends and neighbors. Sympathy to the family.

  6. Kent and Tamra Portenier on July 31, 2022 at 6:59 pm

    My sympathy to your family. Nick built our beautiful home in 2000 and we have loved it so much. Nick was an amazing builder and we enjoyed the whole process and getting to know him better! We were so lucky to have him build our home and will always have fond memories of Nick and his amazing smile !

  7. Gary Nonamaker on July 28, 2022 at 10:27 pm

    A true friend & craftsman. He did extensive work on our home & was very good with his work. My family & I were very saddened with the news of his passing. I have a lot of good memories when I think of him & his family is in our hearts.

  8. Mary Struckhoff on July 28, 2022 at 9:53 pm

    I’m sorry to read of Nick’s passing. I had not heard where he & Margret were living once they left Claudell for Lawrence. Condolences to his whole family

  9. Mary Arment on July 28, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    We are so sorry to hear about Nick. Our sympathy to Margaret and their girls.

  10. Terry Bohm on July 27, 2022 at 6:18 pm

    I just read the obituary of Nick, and was stunned! When Nick and Margaret moved to Claudell, we were in with a great group of friends, and my late husband, Wendell , and I became great friends with Nick and Margaret. Nick and Wendell built the upstairs of our house, where I still live. Nick was such a good friend, and a very honest man, who loved his wife and kids. I regret we did not stay in touch after they left.
    I am so sorry to learn of Nick’s death, and my condolences to Margaret and girls and families.

  11. Brenda (Sweat) Rongish on July 22, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    I am very sorry to hear about Nick. My condolences to Margaret, Amy, Amanda and Melissa and your families. I have many fond memories from our days on the farm and in the Claudell church.

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