August 16, 2018
St Anthony Catholic Church
7131, 15 Indianola Rd, Des Moines, IA 50315
The Cremation Society of Iowa
Nicola Scavo, 73, known as Nick to family and friends, passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, August 16th at 11 am at the St Anthony Catholic Church in Des Moines. Inurnment will be later at the Iowa Veteran Cemetery.
Nick grew up on the south side of Des Moines where he attended Howe Elementary, and later Weeks Middle School. Nick was very athletic and excelled at football, basketball, wrestling, and of course baseball for which he earned “All City” recognition.
After graduating from Lincoln High School in 1963 Nick proudly served four years in the United States Navy. He returned to Des Moines where he worked for the City of Des Moines for 39 years prior to his retirement. Nick also played fast pitch softball for many years for various teams across central Iowa.
Nick had many friends and always seemed to know somebody wherever he went. He always went out of his way to help others and expected nothing in return. Nick was a strong proud man and was looked up to by many. He loved spending time with his family and friends.
Nick is survived by his wife Elizabeth, two sons: Chae (Lacey) Adamson of Des Moines & Heath (Ali) Adamson of Springfield, MO, five grandchildren, two great grandchildren, two brothers and a sister. Memorials may be directed to St Anthony Catholic Church or the Mercy Hospice Home in Johnston.
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