Many of you recall the writings of Nick Sergi in the pages of Aircraft Maintenance Technology magazine. For several years Nick’s no-nonsense Editorial and Industry Outlook messages were a favorite among readers. Nick, like many of his generation, was a true advocate for the aircraft maintenance profession. Also noteworthy was his prowess with people skills and knack of placing the proper accent on marketing our profession. He will be missed.
Nicholas A. Sergi, Jr., 75, of Ormond Beach, FL, passed away on July 7, 2013. He was born on February 11, 1938 in New York to the late Helen and Nicholas Sergi. He was a 1956 graduate of Chaminade High School in Minneola, NY, and graduated from Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA, in 1960 where he earned a B.S. in History.
After college, Nick joined The United States Marine Corps where he attained the rank of Captain while serving as a helicopter pilot. He belonged to the Elks and Knights of Columbus, on Long Island, and The Lions Club in New Hampshire. He was employed by FlightSafety International for 34 years, being known as an advocate for the aviation maintenance profession. While at FlightSafety, Nick served on many aviation related committees and boards including serving as the industry rep for the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) from 1987-1998.
Upon retirement in 2007, he went on to form NAS Aviation Consultants where he continued his passion for aviation maintenance by blogging and writing editorials for Aircraft Maintenance Technology Magazine.
He was an avid golfer and member of Club du Bonmont Country Club at Plantation Bay where he lived during his retirement. He also loved traveling and meeting and talking with the locals in the cafes of France.
Survivors include his loving partner of 13 years, Suzanne Albert, his three children, Christian, Peter, and Nicholas, his pre-deceased infant daughter, Nicole, and grandchildren Penelope, Peter, and Charlie.
A funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, July 15th at 9:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 89 St. Mary’s Place, Bunnell, FL 32110, (386) 437-5098. Internment at Jacksonville National Cemetery will take place the following day with full Military honors. Donations in his memory may be made to The American Cancer Society. Suzanne Albert’s address is 429 Long Cove Rd., Ormond Beach, FL 32174 for those who would like to drop her a note.