Nicolas V. Fertitta, 27, a 2 year resident of Columbia and formerly of Westminster and Pasadena, MD, died unexpectedly on July 8, 2021.
Mr. Fertitta was born on May 21, 1994 in Columbia, MD to Cheryl and the late Salvatore Fertitta. During his high school years, he ran track and field and played football and basketball for The Gilman School in Baltimore. Upon graduation, he received a full scholarship offer to AIG in Massachusetts and ultimately attended Towson University. He was also a member of St. Stephen's Church. Outside of his school and family life, Nick was working towards becoming a firefighter and loved watching UFC fights - he was even training to become an amateur MMA fighter himself. Above all, he loved his family and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Mr. Fertitta is survived by his mother, Cheryl Fertitta; beloved wife of 5 years, Yasmine Whitfield; son, Derek Xander Whitfield; daughter, Lailah Fertitta; sister, Kelly Fertitta; and niece Kyleigh Fertitta.
Family and friends may visit on Friday, July 16 from 6-9 p.m. at Stallings Funeral Home, 3111 Mountain Rd., Pasadena, MD 21122 where funeral services will begin at 8:00 p.m. Interment private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Nick's GoFundMe page HERE or to Stallings Funeral Home, 3111 Mountain Rd., Pasadena, MD 21122.
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