Nicholas “Nick” Wyshinski, 93, of Berwick, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 22, 2023 at Bloomsburg Care and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Berwick on March 9, 1930, he was a son to the late Wasyl and Anna (Bogdon) Wyshinski.
Mr. Wyshinski attended Berwick Area Schools. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corps from 1947-1951 and then served another four years in the United States Navy. Nick returned to the Berwick area and worked in several factories before deciding that was not what he wanted to do. He opened Nick’s Luncheonette, located on Freas Avenue. In 1958, Nick launched Briar Creek Trapper’s Supply, a business buying furs and selling trapping supplies. He was immensely knowledgeable about trapping and was a published author on the topic. He was nationally known for his trapping lures and had even created species-specific lures used around the world. In July of 2005, the Columbia County Commissioners presented him with a citation recognizing 50 years in the fur-taking industry. He retired from the career which he had so greatly enjoyed at the age of 80. Nick was a member of Ss. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church. He also enjoyed raising rabbits. Nick was a quiet and private man who was a loyal friend to those who had the privilege of knowing him.
Surviving Nick is his sister, Gail Fink and husband, James, of Berwick, numerous nieces and nephews, including Barbara Adams, and goddaughter, Suzanne Bland.
In addition to his parents, Nick was preceded in death by siblings: Anna Williams, Mary Sheiner, Catherine Russell, Michael Wyshinski, Eva Weaver, John Wyshinski, Frank Fetich and Helen Wyshinski.
All are welcome to Join Nick’s family for his funeral 11 AM Thursday, April 27, 2023 at the Kelchner, McMichael & Readler Funeral Home, Inc., 119-121 E. Third Street, Berwick, PA. Reverend Roman Petryshak will officiate. Friends will be received from 10-11 AM. Burial at Elan Memorial Park, Bloomsburg, will follow. Memorial contributions in Nick’s name can be made to the American Red Cross, PO Box 37839, Boone, IA 50037-0839 or to Ss. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church, 706 N. Warren Street, Berwick, PA 18603. Online messages of comfort and support can be left at www.kelchnerfuneralhome.com.
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