“Nicky Blue.” That was the nickname given by loved ones to the Seton Hall undergraduate student who died on March 16, just six days after his 20th birthday.
Nicholas Anthony Cimicata, an accounting major, was a student at the Stillman School of Business and on the Dean’s List, according to President Joseph Nyre’s email that announced Cimicata’s passing on March 21.
“As a University community, we share in his family’s sorrow and extend our deepest sympathy to everyone who knew and loved him,” Nyre said in the email announcement.
Cimicata, who was from Lyndhurst, N.J., played basketball and football at Lyndhurst High School, according to his obituary. He was captain of the high school’s football team, and he was vice president of the Future Business Leaders of America, a business Career and Technical Student Organization.
The obituary also stated that Cimicata “shared his gift of athletics as a Coach of Savino’s for the Lyndhurst Little League, as well as 10U travel coach.” He was also an altar server at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.
Cimicata was interested in entrepreneurship and was starting an online business before his passing, according to the obituary.
The obituary stated that Cimicata was “known for his smile” and “happy personality.”
“‘Nicky Blue’ was known for his smile that would knock your socks off,” said his obituary. “With that smile came his happy personality. He would light up a room.”
Cimicata is survived by his parents Paul and Michele Cimicata, his brother Paul Cimicata, and “many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.”
His wake was held in Ippolito-Stellato Funeral Home, followed by a funeral mass in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church on March 25.
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