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NICHOLS, Roy N. passed away Dec. 19, 2013 at 84 years of age. He was born Nov. 1, 1929 and educated in Somerville, MA. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mildred Nichols. He was a Navy Veteran, traveling the world for nine years as a machinist. He was a Mason for many years retiring to Pinellas County in 1971. He was instrumental in fundraising for Shriner's Hospital in Tampa. Roy was interested in education, with a love for reading, tutoring history at Seminole and St. Petersburg High Schools, identifying scholarships for underprivileged students, and even riding the school bus. He is survived by his wife, Betty Nyland Nichols; 2 stepsons, John Nyland and Jim Nyland; 3 grand-daughters; and goddaughter, Jacqueline Sofer. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the: Roy Nichols Athletic Training Scholarship Fund c/o Spalding University 845 South Third Street Louisville, KY 40203

Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Dec. 28, 2013
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