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Elmer R. Nichols Jr.

1943 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Elmer R Nichols Jr.

AGE: 70 • Lakehurst

Elmer Nichols Jr. "Nick" 70, of Lakehurst passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday, August 22, 2013. He worked as a heavy equipment mechanic for the Naval Engineering Center, Lakehurst for 23 years before retiring in 1997. Born in Lewisburg, PA to Bette L Sprenkle and Elmer Nichols, he moved to Lakehurst in 1969. He served during the Vietnam Era from 1961-1969 in the Navy. He was a member of the Lakehurst Volunteer Fire Co, Amvets Post #2 of Jackson, American Legion Post #25 of Selinsgrove, PA, the DAV #77 of Toms River and the VFW Post #10061 of Lakehurst. He also coached the Lakehurst Little League in the 1970's. Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Dorothy Bender Nichols; son, Edward of Brick; 2 daughters, Kathleen Nichols of Whiting and Karen Cerabone of Old Bridge; 2 brothers, Patrick of Lakehurst and Kipp Sassaman of TX; a sister, Donna Johnson of NC; 3 grandchildren Heather, Shannon and Jefferson; 1 great granddaughter, Carley Rae, and many nieces and nephews. Visitation is Monday 6-9 PM at Oliverie Funeral Home 2925 Ridgeway Rd Manchester. Funeral Service is Tuesday 10:30 AM at the funeral home with interment to follow at the Brigadier Gen Wm C Doyle NJ Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers make donations to 2134 RT# 34 Suite 1D Manasquan, NJ 08736. For directions or to send condolences, please visit


Published in Asbury Park Press on Aug. 25, 2013
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