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NameAlex White
Date2011-07-02
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MessageNick, you will be missed but your memories and accomplishments with your friends and family will live on forever.


Namejohn keating
Date2011-06-29
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MessageI never had the opportunity to meet Nick, but from what I've read he was a good person and family man. Only God could make sense of the tragedy. I'm commited to making biking safer in San Diego so other families don't have to suffer like this. God bless the Venuto's.


NameMatthew
Date2011-06-26
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MessageMy deepest condolences to all of Nicks family. I did not know him but I feel saddened by this tragic event.

Rest in Peace Nick.


NameC. Jean Law
Date2011-06-22
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MessageI find joy and happiness through biking. That was interrupted when Nick was killed and another cyclist was seriously injured. We use the same bike path regularly. I went past the same spot after work to add extra miles. We were just up there on Monday, Memorial Day. I feel sad for what happened and think of Nick, the fallen cyclist, and his family often even though I have never met him or his family. In wake of this tragedy, I draw strength from them. Their dignity is the source of inspiration for me. We must carry on in honor of Nick.


NameRita Cannava
Date2011-06-21
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MessageI had the pleasure of working with Nick for only one short year at Nanogen. This was a tough year, as the company was struggling (eventually going out of business), and of course Nick was bearing a lot of that burden as the CFO.

With all that stress, he was always pleasant and always available to answer any questions. He had the best smile. At the company picnic I attended, he took the time to make me and my brother welcome and chat with us, and still keep an eye on his kids as they were with the clown getting their faces painted (I think). I am blessed that I got to know him even for that short time.

My heart was broken when I realized the accident I was behind on the 56 took the life of someone I Knew and liked so much. I was so glad at the service to hear Deb share of the many family trips they had taken over the last year or so, and know that those memories will last forever!

I trust that Nick is having a fabulous time riding in heaven, and that we will all get to see him again.

My prayers go out to Deb, Nicholas and Marissa...you will have comfort and peace in your memories of your wonderful husband and dad...God bless you.


NameDoug Obenshain
Date2011-06-21
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MessageNick joined Ernst & Young when I was a young audit partner, and I had the pleasure of working with him on a number of clients including Graviton. When Nick told us he was leaving E&Y to become their controller, we were sorry to see him go but knew he would do a great job for Graviton.

Then, several times over the years I had the opportunity to serve as a reference for Nick. I always told prospective employers that Nick was a consummate professional who they would get to like and respect more and more every day they interacted with him.

I also had the honor of Nick consulting with me on several occasions for career guidance and advice. A few months ago he told me he was considering multiple opportunities -- he clearly liked the potential of Sapphire the most but was concerned that it was only a six-week consulting job rather than a permanent position. I told Nick that, after Sapphire spent six weeks getting to know him and seeing how he worked, there was no way they wouldn't hire him on full-time. Sure enough, five weeks after he started, he had a huge smile on his face as he told me that, yes, Sapphire had in fact made him that full-time offer. He was very excited and looking forward to helping them become a huge success.

Nick was one of the truly all-around great guys...level-headed, even-keeled, always positive, and just an exceptionally solid person in every respect. He will be dearly missed by so many. May God bless him and his family.



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NameMike & Sue Abell
Date2011-06-17
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MessageWords can not express how sad we were to hear of this tragic accident and Nick's death. The entire family has been in our thoughts and prayers since we learned of it. We will carry with us for the remainder of our lives, images of Nick as a young teenager in the back yard of the Atascadero home.

Love

Mike & Sue Abell


NameLinda, Lynn, Brad Austin (Atascadero,Ca)
Date2011-06-16
MessageWe remember Nicky as this very bright, sweet, kind and handsome teenager . It was no surprise to us that he became the wonderful person that he was. Our hearts ache for all of you. With respect, Linda


NameHeather R. Short
Date2011-06-15
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MessageI was jogging along the bike path by the 56 Fwy this morning and stopped by the make-shift shrine that has been arranged there in memory of Nick. I was very touched when I saw his photo and the white bike suspended in the chain link fence. It really made me stop and think about how precious life is and how quickly it can be snatched away. I jog along that path almost every day and could never imagine being injured let alone killed while I am out running. I am deeply sorry for your loss of a cherished husband, father, brother, and son. My heart goes out to you.
Sincerely,
Heather Short


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