Nicholas Coppola
Memorial


Nick Coppola

MISSING

Memorial Information

Nicholas Coppola

The family welcomes friends and relatives to attend a memorial on September 10, 2011, at 5:00 p.m. at Weldon Spring City Hall and Park, 5401 Independence Road, Weldon Spring, Missouri.Pastor Lauren Quagliata will officiate. Nicholas worked summers at Weldon Spring City Hall, where an oak tree will be planted in his honor.

Memorial donations can be made via www.helpfindnick.com. Proceeds will be used to continue efforts to find missing adults.

The family thanks the many volunteers for their countless hours, prayers, and tireless efforts to help find Nick.

We love you Nick!

Nicholas Coppola Memorial Celebration: Dinner for friends and family after the short service at City Hall. Dinner will be at Doubletree by Hilton in Chesterfield, MO. If you are coming from out of town, a block of rooms have been reserved for this event. You can call 636-532-5000 to make a reservation, tell them you are there for the Nicholas Coppola event. You will receive a rate of $79 for a room with two double beds, or a king. If you are with a family, ask for adjoining rooms if you would like. You may also receive discounts for senior citizens, government, etc. so be sure to ask. DoubleTree by Hilton, 16625 Swingley Ridge Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017.

Nicholas Michael Coppola, 24, died in Lincoln County after being reported as missing on December 20, 2010.He was born on September 11, 1986, in Florissant, Missouri.His parents are Eugene and Petronella Coppola of Weldon Spring.

Nicholas was a senior at the University of Missouri, where he studied economics. He enjoyed travel and the German club, and he was an expert computer gamer. His sense of humor was his trademark along with his easygoing personality. He had a smile that made you smile too.

His parents, Eugene and Petronella, his brother, Joseph, and his grandmothers, Denise Ruskus and Rosalie Coppola, as well as many aunts, uncles, and cousins, survive Nicholas. His grandfathers, Jacobus Ruskus and Tony Coppola, and his uncle, Leo Ruskus, predeceased Nicholas.

The family welcomes friends and relatives to attend a memorial on September 10, 2011, at 5:00 p.m. at Weldon Spring City Hall and Park, 5401 Independence Road, Weldon Spring, Missouri. Pastor Lauren Quagliata will officiate. Nicholas worked summers at Weldon Spring City Hall, where an oak tree will be planted in his honor.

Memorial donations can be made via www.helpfindnick.com. Proceeds will be used to continue efforts to improve procedures to help find missing adults.

The family thanks the many volunteers for their countless hours, prayers, and tireless efforts to help find Nick.

Nicholas, in 24 short years, you touched so many lives!

We love you always.

Last seen in Warrenton, MO.
Missing since December 12, 2010

Blond hair, blue eyes, height 5'9",
around 175-185 lbs, 24 years old.

Please help us find our loved one, Nicholas Michael Coppola who is missing since December 12.

Nicholas had an extremely bad day on December 12, 2010. We believe he was on his way home from MIZZOU to celebrate his dad’s birthday. However, just 20 miles from home, he got a traffic ticket, his car broke down, he lost his keys and he was arrested for trespassing.

He was released from the Warrenton Police Department and walked out into the cold, snowy night and became a missing person.

He had never been in any kind of trouble in his life. We can only imagine how overwhelmed Nicholas felt. We have to imagine because we have not seen or spoken to him since December 10th when his mother visited him in Columbia.

Three different police departments told us that since Nicholas is an adult (24), and did not commit a felony, the police are not able to search for and apprehend him. The presumption that adults often want to be missing prevents law enforcement agencies from aggressively searching for them, unless there is a crime. We have had some support and advice from law enforcement and continue to seek their assistance.

We are fortunate that Uncle Kurt set up this web site for us to get the word out and to help us raise funds to hire a private investigator. Unlike missing children, there are no police resources available to find missing adults.

There have been many generous people that have donated time and monetary gifts to help offset the cost of hiring the private investigator. There truly are many wonderful, kind people who have helped us with our search efforts and more volunteer daily.

If you have any information as to his location, please call any or all of the following numbers:

Gene 636-477-7693 Office 314-566-5258 Cell 636-477-7692 Home
Shari 952-239-8706 Cell   info@helpfindnick.com
private@helpfindnick.com
Ronnie 515-251-4002 Office

 

Nick's family has hired a professional investigative service to help find Nicholas.
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