Nick Hardecki Memorial Fund
This campaign is a way for those who were touched by his life to honor Nick and support his family as they prepare to lay him to rest. Funeral and other end of life cost are very expensive and every little bit helps.
The Hardecki Family has approved this effort. All funds will go directly to them.
Nick's entire family would like to express how grateful we are for all of the love and support we have received over that past few weeks. The amount of money that everyone donated in such a short period of time shows us how many people's lives Nick touched in his short time with us. We know he is looking down and smiling. Thank you again from all of us!
When I recently heard the news of your death it felt so wrong to refer to you as my hairdresser. I so vividly remember my first time meeting you and the instant connection I felt to you. You always took forever for a very simple trim but I never minded because I loved listening to your laugh and stories. I kept you up to date with meaningless drama in my life and all of the shenanigans I had gotten into over the years-- you always made me feel better regardless of the severity of my "problems". I saw you before every high school dance or wedding or New Years or really any time I wanted to feel pretty. Every impulsive DIY haircut or color job I made, you cleaned up my mess (usually) judge free. When it was painful to reveal these hack jobs to even myself you were the one I couldn't wait to see.... good ol' Nick. You got me through that god awful buzz cut and purple hair phase and the accidental brown-green phase and overall got me though a whole lot of awful hair messes. We often take these friendships for granted because we believe you'll be there forever--That the guy that cuts my hair (and my mom and sisters) will not be there. After both my sister and I had moved and traveled around we would always wait till we came home to see you. Chances are we could get a fine haircut in New York or Colorado but we felt so loyal to you, because over the years you became a friend and less of our hairdresser. I sat on the train teary eyed this morning and wished and wished and wished. I wish I would have hugged you tighter over Christmas or that when I felt silly texting you about non hair related things that I did it anyway, I wish that when my mom talked about you last week that I called you just to gossip or to like talk about Tindr. It will be sad the next time I go home and don't see you. Nickie, I'll never forget your infectious smile, or jokes or perfect eye brows. I'll never forget the consistency of our relationship, fives visits in a year. You had one of the brightest and sweetest souls I have ever encountered and I feel so grateful for meeting you. How lucky I am to have known such a positive, beautiful human. Thank you for always being you. If I were in town and able to attend your service I imagine I would finally be able to put some faces to your stories. I would get to see your sister and Ava your niece you always talked about. That would make me smile, something you always did. This goodbye happened way too suddenly and far too soon but your big heart will live on. Heaven or, wherever beautiful place you are got lucky with this one. Rest in Peace sweet boy.
Hey Daniele.. have been thinking of you and your family this weekend.. I know how close you and your brother were.. love the stories you told me abut him Ava..such slilly ones,, of how he forgot her shoes, how he dressed her and sharing the photo's of them with me.. I am blessed to have met him when he and Ava came into work.. l just wish as family and friends that we could make this easier on you and your family.. but nothing we say will bring your brother back....someday I am hoping that you all will be able to move on and enjoy life.. knowing that is watching over you all...I am also hoping that Ava will be ok, I know that she is young.. but the young can see sadness, grief..although they do not understand it.. I am hoping that Ava will be ok as well you..I am sure that I am not only one that could make this all go away.. but the good lord needed him then we did.. pls be safe and I don't even know to tell you to be strong, because you are strong and I know you will take care of your mother as well.. work nights if you ever need me, during the day to watch Ava.. just let me know..any thing I can do ease the sorrow and pain that you are going thru right now..I will see wednesay and donate in cash.. xo