Nichole "Niki" M. Evanoff, age 30, passed away on June 7, 2023, leaving behind a legacy of love and compassion. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to her beloved parents Joanne Waken and the late Anthony Evanoff. Nichole was a cherished sister to Justin King Cuda, affectionately known as "bro'," and he held a special place in her heart. She was also a beloved sister-in-law to Brandalynn "Twinny" Bonneau, the loving wife of Justin.
Nichole took immense pride in being an aunt to Mackenzie Lynn Cuda, Cameron Joseph Cuda, and Alexis Nichole Cuda. Her nieces and nephew brought immense joy into her life, and she cherished the time she spent with them. She had a special bond with her grandparents, Irma "Granny" Waken and the late Joseph "Poppa" Waken, who held a special place in her heart.
She was a niece to Uncle Ed Waken (wife Shannon), Uncle Dan Waken (wife Gayle), Aunt Pam, Aunt Debbie, Aunt Paula, and the late Aunt Kate. Nichole was also blessed to have the presence of her great uncle, Don, in her life. Family meant everything to Nichole, and she cherished the love and support she received from her relatives.
Nichole had a gentle and kind spirit, always bringing joy to those around her. Despite facing the challenges of Prader-Willi Syndrome, she approached life with grace and resilience. Nichole's warm heart and forgiving nature touched the lives of many, leaving a lasting impact on those fortunate enough to know her.
In her free time, Nichole found solace in puzzles and coloring, activities that allowed her creativity to shine. She had a special fondness for babies and animals, finding joy in their innocence and pureness of heart. Nichole's compassionate nature extended beyond her immediate circle, as she passionately supported the efforts of the police, fire, and rescue teams.
Although Nichole's time with us was too short, her legacy of love and kindness will forever be remembered. Her beautiful spirit and unwavering compassion for others will continue to inspire us all. May her gentle soul find eternal peace, and may her memory serve as a reminder of the power of love in our lives.
Family and friends are welcome on Saturday, June 17, 2023, from 3 to 5 p.m., at Slone & Co. Funeral Directors 13115 Lorain Ave. Cleveland, OH 44111.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family via cash, check, or zelle.