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Posted By Whitney & Murphy On November 24, 2009 @ 11:14 am In Obituary | 2 Comments


On November 19, 2009 one of God’s little angels joined him in Heaven. Nicklaus Alfano Metzger was born October 18, 1983 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Nicklaus was at Phoenix Children’s Hospital ICU where he lost his battle with pneumonia.
Nicklaus was one of God’s special children that conquered many health issues and surgeries over the years. Despite all his challenges he became his own adorable and happy person. Nicklaus’ expressions were priceless and he also learned sign language which enabled him to communicate love and happiness to all of those he touched.
Nicklaus enjoyed going for long drives and riding the train at McCormick Ranch Railroad Park as well as his favorite sport bowling. He always looked forward to going to school at the Navigator Program and his favorite subject was music and playing the drums.
Nicklaus touched the hearts of everyone who knew him and opened their eyes to true unconditional love and caring. He will be sadly missed by all of his loved ones but Heaven will be blessed with the bright light of yet another Special Angel.
You will never be forgotten Nick, only remembered for that one in a million smile!
Nicklaus is survived by his adoring mother Antoinette and father Ronald Metzger, Step-father Joe Hrudka, Grandmothers Grace Alfano of Wyandotte, Michigan and Rosalie Metzger of Reno, Nevada and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Nicklaus and his family wish to express a special thanks to his many caregivers over the years at Desert Cove and especially his most treasured friend Melissa Riley who always went above and beyond in caring for him.
Visitation will be Monday, November 23rd from 5:00P.M.-8:00P.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd, Phoenix, Arizona. Rosary will be at 7:00 P.M.
Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, November 24th at 10:00 A.M. at Saint Theresa Catholic Church at 5045 E. Thomas Rd, Phoenix, Arizona.
In lieu of flowers his family request donations in his honor to be given to The Center for Habilitation, 215 W. Lodge, Tempe, Arizona, 85283.

Condolences for the family of “METZGER, NICKLAUS”

Condolence from The Johnsons on November 27th, 2009 7:29 am

My husband and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. Although he may not be suffering from illness anymore I am sure it is still hard for a parent to lose a child. I did not know Nicklaus personally but his obituary moved me. It is truly a special person who is able to overcome many illness and still smile like that. I know that he could not have done so without the love from his family. For this reason it is my hope that you all will be able to draw comfort from God’s word. In it we are promised that in the near future sickness will be done away with (Isaiah 33:24). As you wait to be reunited with Nicklaus (John 5:28,29) our prayers are with you.

Condolence from Tom Curnow on December 1st, 2009 9:24 pm

Life is like a yard stick, it has a beginning and and an end, This is for all of us.

I never met Nick, but I saw his profound affect on his Step Dad Joe. He changed Joe’s life forever, Seems like God provides us with challenges from time to time and those that are close become stronger, Time heals as they say, but memories live forever God speed

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