Long-time Hattiesburg business owner passes away

Long-time Hattiesburg business owner passes away

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Long-time Hattiesburg business owner Nick Kolinsky died early Tuesday morning at his home after a lengthy illness.

Kolinsky, a Pennsylvania native and Army veteran, came to Hattiesburg in the late 1950's to play football at The University of Southern Mississippi.

He was a member of the national championship team in 1962 and is a member of the USM Sports Hall of Fame. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in April 1984.

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Kolinsky was the owner of many businesses over the years such as Moby Nick's, the Boiler Room, the Wild Magnolia as well as Nick's Ice House.

He was a great football player and a great friend that taught many people valuable life lessons throughout the decades in the Pine Belt.

He was 77 years old and lived in Petal.

Visitation will be at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Hattiesburg beginning at 1 p.m. with a mass to follow at 2 p.m.