In Memory


Terry Niesz 


Terry F. Niesz, 68, of Cincinnati passed away at his sister's home surrounded by his family. He was born on December 12, 1946 in Cincinnati to Frank M. & Anna K. (Hill) Niesz. A devoted father of Brian (Jessy Griffith) Niesz, loving brother of Judy (Richard) Kapfer, dear cousin of Bill & Doug Hill, loving uncle to many nieces and nephews. Terry's visitation will be held at the Gwen-Mooney Funeral Home, Spring Grove on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 from 11-1pm. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 1pm with Dr Nicholas Yoda officiating. Burial will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery. The family would like memorial contributions to be directed to "Stand Up To Cancer" .

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Funeral Home
Gwen Mooney Funeral Home
4389 Spring Grove Avenue
CincinnatiOH 45223
(513) 853-1035
Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on Sept. 20, 2015

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09/14/15 12:18 AM #1    

Jeff Robinson

Terry, I remember a sensitive guy who never had a bad word to say about anything. I recall passing in the hallway many times. Never had to say anything to you. I just knew you got the vibe..Hope you still get it!

09/17/15 11:14 AM #2    

Susan Sammons (Holley)

There are no words to express my sadness over the death of first first everything.

Some people you never forget............there's always a special place in your heart for the memories......

the" what could have beens".  Terry is that for me....and always will be.

May you rest in Peace.

Sue (sammons) Holley   DKE


Terry Niesz           DB



09/18/15 01:26 PM #3    

Eric Hawks

Terry Niesz and I were friends from Jr. HS to the very end of his life.  Terry and I would double date in HS, were fraternity brothers, and just good friends.  Terry loved to party, tell a good joke, and bug you to death if he thought he could get under your skin.  During HS we would party hardy on Friday evenings, go out on dates Saturdays, and spend Sundays down on the Ohio river sking.


Later Terry and I worked at Getz Jewlers, Perma-Door, and Steelcraft Manufacturing.  Terry's dad Frank also got me summer jobs at Steelcraft in the factory.  Not omly did I earn money for college, but the hard factory work always insured that I'd return to college in the fall.  Honest work, but hot physical labor that made you appreciate those who did it for a lifetime.  Later as a District Sales Manager, then Marketing Manager I was able to speak with a high degree of authority on how the various products were manufactured.  Terry was VP of sales for Perma-Door and we worked closley for many years.  Terry and I also were golf buddies with a sun up tee time on Sundays for many years.  Often we were hung over from the night before, or we simply went from the Saturday party, to the tee box on Sunday morning.  Many, many great times together over many years.


After Terry was diagnosed with cancer a group of us paid Terry a visit the Wednesday before he passed.  While he had come to terms with his condition and diagnosis, his only complaint was that he wished he a a little longer to be around.  Terry leaves behind a son Brian Niesz who was the apple of his fathers eye.  In fact Brian took a leave of absence from his job to care for Terry in his final days.


I will greatly miss Terry and the many great times we had together.  Rest in peace "T"!


Your Bud,


09/30/15 06:23 PM #4    

Michael Nebolsky

 I was both shocked and saddened to learn of Terry's passing. I was hoping to see him at our 50 th.

Terry and I became immediate best friends during our years at Shroder Jr. H.S., from the   moment  we met during the first day of Home Room. We remained close after transferring to Woodward.

Terry's Mother was an extremely sweet  person who was always nice to me .His Father arranged for me to get  Summer jobs at Steelcraft Manufacturing, where he had a big Executive  position. Mr. Niesz also, would periodically check on me to see if "everything was going well".

 During School vacation I was able to earn a little spending money, but more importantly, I got an opportunity to gain a wealth of experience and responsibility working in the "real world". That was an invaluable part of my education.

Terry was a funny, wild and crazy guy. He was the ultimate prankster, who had the unparalleled ability to drive people completely insane. Especially me. But he always guaranteed a fun time, and a heck of a story to tell.

Terry was always very special to me, back then, and to this day. I will always have wonderful memories of him. I feel very fortunate that he touched my life and made my High School experience  some of the best days of my life.

I want to express my sincere and deepest condolences and sympathies to his entire Family and love ones.


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