Elmer R Nichols Jr.
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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 www.oliveriefuneralhome.com.
Oliverie Funeral Home
2925 Ridgeway Road Manchester, NJ 08759
Published in Asbury Park Press on Aug. 25, 2013