John R. Nichter

26 August, 192811 January, 2021

John R. Nichter, of Amherst, entered into rest on January 11, 2021 at age 92. Beloved husband of 59 years to the late Dorothea (nee Galla); devoted father of Thomas (Dawn) of Bumpass, VA, James (Kathy) of Watertown, NY, Joan (David) Chipps of Williamsville, NY, Peter (Kelly) of San Mateo, CA, Mary (Bob) Dorland of Shelton, CT, and Maria (Keith) Ruehl of Antioch, IL; cherished grandfather of ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild. John was a Veteran of the US Army and worked as a Chemical Engineer for Occidental Petroleum in Niagara Falls for over 40 years. He enjoyed card playing, crossword puzzles and golf, but his greatest joy was spending time with his family. Donations in his memory can be made to Weinberg Campus, 2700 N. Forest Rd., Getzville, NY 14068. A memorial will be held at a later date. Arrangements by PERNA, DENGLER, ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME.


  • Weinberg Campus


  • A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.


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Suzanne Shaw Grafinger

12 February 2021

I worked with John at Occidental for many years. He was a wonderful man.

Jim and Mary Honer

27 January 2021

We have many happy memories of time spent with John and Dorothea. many hoursiworking on Decorating and clean up at Saint Marks, after our I fun or work get together’s. At Saint Marks the party parish parish they call us. John stayed up all night one summer in fact more than once over with a pig buried in the ground and cooking overnight so that we could celebrate Our Hawaiian luau the next night....We spent well over 30 years with John and Dorothea at Letchworth with 25 of our best friends. Hiking till we almost dropped. Steak dinners and Saturdays with John helping Jim at the grille ... we clearly recall his very special rendition of On top of old Smokey. How blessed we were to have had them to enjoy for so many many years. God bless you Nichters ...God bless your grieving hearts.
Love sent your way from Jim and Mary Honer

Shirley Ruehl

25 January 2021

Dear Nichter Family,
I am deeply saddened at your dad's passing.
As I reflect on the special times we spent together as family (in-laws) and as friends I am reminded of a quote by Robert Louis
Stevenson, which I feel, describes John.
Quote: " That Man is a Success who has LIVED WELL,
Who Looked For The Best In Others
My Heartfelt Sympathy,
Shirley Ruehl

Mary Dickerson

18 January 2021

John and Dorothea were a beautiful couple. They left a lasting impression on all they met. They will be greatly missed.
Mary and Bob Dickerson

Kevin Walsh

18 January 2021

So sorry to hear about the loss to your Dad.