The Passing of a Generation
„You Don’t Know What You’ve Got ‘TilIt’s Gone“ keeps running through our heads. Recent years saw the loss of three very special people in the Sandru – Musat – Metes extended family. Like many others of their generation, they contributed their time and energy in a determined and selfless way to the growth and prosperity of the Romanian Orthodox Church in America and to the preservation of Romanian tradition in language, art, and music. They helped, along with others, to develop a foundation of pride in our culture and a sense of community for themselves and the next generation.
NICK SANDRU, JR.
It had its beginning when Nick Sandru (Sr.) and Maria Dregiciu came to Canton, Ohio, in the first decade of the twentieth century to see what America had to offer. Having both come from Sadu, Judeţul Sibiu, unmarried, young people with a sense of anticipation, they, like others of the time, would seek their $1000 and return to Sadu to live well. It wouldn’t happen that way, as we know, because they fell in love, married on April 24, 1915, and had a son Nick (Jr.) on February 1, 1916.
To provide an income for his family, Nick Sr. worked in steelmaking at a local mill while Maria (Mary) did domestic work for local people and the family. Nick took the advice of a friend one day and ventured into a business, totally foreign to his experience coming from Sadu. It was to be the „turning point“ for Nick Jr. and the family, and the >>>>>the Passing of a Generation>
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