Nicholas James Myers, 18, of River Edge, NJ, died March 16, 2020 due
to complications from a brain infection/stroke.
Nicholas was born in Livingston, NJ, and was raised in River Edge, NJ.
Nicholas graduated from River Dell Regional High School, in June, 2019
and was a freshman at Loyola University, Maryland.
Nicholas was captain for the 2019 River Dell state championship swim
team and a varsity lacrosse player. During summers, Nicholas was a
lifeguard at the River Edge Swim Club and gave swim lessons to many of
its youth members.
Nicholas was a wonderful, spirited young man with many friends, a
contagious smile, a great sense of humor, and a knack for making those
around him feel happier.
In light of the recent necessity for “social distancing” the family
will be receiving friends and family for those wanting to pay their
last respects, on Friday March 20th from 9 AM–11 AM at St. Peter the
Apostle R.C. Church, River Edge, with the Funeral Mass immediately
following at 11 AM. Interment will be at Rosedale Cemetery,
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the
Sharing Network (https://www.njsharingnetwork.org/) in Nicholas’
Nicholas is survived by his parents, Paris and Richard Myers, his
siblings; Rebecca, and her fiancé, Daniel Smith, Richard, and
Christina and his faithful dog Sandy.
“Friends and family of Nicky Myers
Please let me first express my thanks for your extensive support of my
son and the rest of my family during this difficult time.
Unfortunately, this time is not just difficult for the Myers family,
but for our River Edge family, for our New Jersey family and for our
family of Americans as well.
This afternoon the authorities in New Jersey have required that no
more than 50 people be allowed to congregate in any public building until
As this situation is uncharted territory, the following accommodations
have been made:
***Visitation is still ON from 9AM to 11AM at St. Peters Church, but
we ask that if you can come early, please do so. The procedure will be
– Please do not touch the casket.
– 10 people will be allowed in the church at a time.
– If you are waiting to come in, please stay in or by your cars with
the lights on. Someone will let you know when you may come in to pay
– When you return to your cars after paying your respects please turn
off your lights so we know you are not waiting to be called in.
– After you are finished paying your respects you may choose to stay
and follow the procession to Rosedale Cemetery in Montclair for the
burial, but please do not feel obligated to do so. If you need or want
to leave we completely understand.
It breaks our hearts to do so, but we will need to limit attendance at
Nicky’s funeral by invitation only.
For those who will be unable to attend we know well, from the support
we have already received, that you will be there in spirit.
***There will be a vigil set up in the Virgin Mary’s Garden in front
of St. Peters. We encourage friends and family to stop by with any
intentions they may want to leave for Nicky and the family. This, in
itself, would mean a lot to us and allow for our friends to pay their
respects and remain safe.
***Later tonight, we hope to arrange for streaming of funeral for
those who wish to be there but cannot. Please stay tuned for
information about how to access this.
***My family anticipated the possibility of all of this happening and
for the last 2 days have discussed a “Celebration of Life”. This will
take place on Sunday, August 9th (Nicky’s 19th Birthday). Please save
the August 9th date to celebrate my son’s life, celebrate the assured
demise of the Corona Virus and celebrate that all of our friends,
colleagues and neighbors are happy, healthy and ALIVE after this event