OBITUARY

Melvin J. Nichols

December 7, 1923November 8, 2012

Melvin James Nichols, age 88, of Gasport, entered into rest on Thursday, November 8, 2012. Born December 7, 1923 in Lockport, he was the son of the late Edward and Elsie (Watling) Nichols. Melvin enlisted in the US Navy in 1941 and was honorably discharged in 1946. While serving his country, he served on several ships and was a plank owner or “original crew member” on the USS Yorktown. In 1944, Melvin married Dorothy Grice in Norfolk, VA. Mrs. Nichols passed away in 1993. Melvin was an honorary graduate of Lockport High School. He was a master craftsman and worked as a self employed contractor. He built many homes in the area including his own. He enjoyed woodworking, farming, working on his tractors and logging the woods near his home. Melvin was a member of the Gasport American Legion Post #1253 and the Hartland Historical Society. He was a lifetime resident of the Gasport area. He is survived by his children: James (Pam) Nichols of Indiana, Donna (Thomas) Eckman of Argentina, Steve Nichols of Hamburg, Jan (Mark) Harris of Rochester and Joyce (Lee) Wright of Gasport. 15 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive him. Brother of the late: Herbert Nichols, Dora Cave, Irene Roberts, Richard Nichols, June Carr and Myrtle Bisher. Family and friends are invited to attend visitation at the Sherrie-Bream Funeral Home, 4521 Main Street, Gasport, on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 11:00 am at Ridgewood Bible Church, 7073 Ridge Road, Lockport, NY. Interment will be in Orangeport Union Cemetery, Gasport, NY. Memorials appreciated to Ridgewood Bible Church or Niagara Hospice.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, November 12, 2012
  • Visitation Monday, November 12, 2012
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Memories

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Dee Sacca

November 15, 2012

I was lucky to be able to call him friend. He left me a lovely remembrance. He built a beautiful recreation room for me and my late wife.

Sharon Patterson Fuerch

November 12, 2012

Sending my deepest sympathy to all the Nichols family. I remember Casey for his quiet, Christian character, and his great skill as a carpenter.

Mark Hain

November 12, 2012

Mel you will be missed very much, I will always have very fond memories of time spent at the farm with yourself, Mike, and Gary. My condolences to the family.

Dawn (Burris) Welch

November 12, 2012

May the love and peace of our Lord comfort all my cousins and family of my Great-Uncle Melvin. Growing up, my mom, Cynthia (Roberts) Huestis spoke very fondly of her Uncle Melvin and her cousins, as well as other relatives in the Lockport/Gasport area. I so wish I would have gotten the chance to meet and know him better. And my cousins, too! Love & Prayers to you all.

November 12, 2012

I am so sorry to hear of Mel's passing. My husband and I met Mel thru a mutual friend and what a wonderful man he was.
Mary Lou & Steve Carver Massachusetts

Kim & Steve Cain

November 10, 2012

So sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad and Grandpa, Nichols & Wright family.
I will forever remember seeing him in Darrell's with his buddies on Friday night fish fry nights. Praying for strength and comfort for you all!! God Bless!!!

krista wood

November 10, 2012

So sorry for your loss Joanna were thinking of you and praying for you

Liz Lovelace

November 9, 2012

We will miss you, Grandpa!! I'm so thankful you knew Jesus. I can't imagine how amazing heaven must be, and to see Grandma once again! I hope you found your great-grandson by now. :) Looking forward to seeing you again!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY