Nicholas A. Marez, 20, of Sunnyside was taken from those who love him due to an automobile accident on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011.
He was born on May 29, 1991 in Yakima, the son of Pedro and Debbie (Marez) Guerrero.
He was raised in Sunnyside and attended Sunnyside schools.
In 2009 he was employed at Daily Sun News and later worked for Washington Beef in Toppenish.
Nick enjoyed riding his dirt bike, playing his X-box, spending time with his friends, and his niece, Alana.
He was excited about the arrival of his son, Evan Nicholas Marez, due on Jan. 1, 2012.
Nick will be remembered for always having a smile on his face.
Nick is survived by his parents, Pedro and Debbie Guerrero of Sunnyside; two brothers, Hector and Joel Tabarez of Sunnyside; one niece, Alana Tabarez of Sunnyside; a sister-in-law, Alicia Ibarra of Sunnyside; his dear girlfriend, Delia Serna, and soon to come son, Evan Nicholas Marez; his grandmother, Angie Robles of Sunnyside; a very special aunt, Belinda; grandfather, Alfredo Marez of Monte Alto, Texas; three uncles, Josh, Richard and Trinidad; special cousins, Ramon and Celisia Verduzco and Monica and Celeste Calderon, all of Sunnyside; and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents.
Viewing and visitation will be held Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, from 2 to 8 p.m., with recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Sunnyside. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sunnyside, with burial to follow at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens.
Those wishing to sign Nicholas's on-line memorial book may do so at www.funeralhomesmith.com.
Smith Funeral Home Ltd. and Crematory in Sunnyside is in charge of arrangements.