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Memorial Service Scheduled for former National Referee, Youth Coach



Memorial Service Scheduled for former National Referee, Youth Coach


A Celebration of Life for Nick Apodaca is scheduled for Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 11 am.

It will be at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 3801 West Ohio, Denver, CO. A reception will follow the service. Nick died unexpectedly on February 19, 2019. Cause of death is unknown.

Nick was a USSF National Referee in 2013-2014, a high school soccer official, and also coached for several clubs in the metropolitan Denver area. He enjoyed sharing his love and knowledge of the sport with others. Many youth referees and players throughout the area considered Nick an important mentor.  

Nick was a former reserve officer with the Denver Police Department and played his youth soccer with Northglenn Thunder.

Nick is preceded in death by his father, Nicolas Apodaca, in 2003 as well as his mother, CSA Hall of Fame member Henrietta Apodaca, in February 2018.

He is survived by his son, Anthony, brother Leonard (Sherri), his nephew Aiden, Cameron and Taylor Ferro and his niece Samantha Miller. Nick will be missed by his many friends, referee colleagues, and players.

In lieu of flowers, donations are being shared through the church.





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