David W. Nichols, 61, of 354 West Corydon St., Bradford, died Sunday (April 21, 2013).
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Born Jan. 1, 1952 in Nashville, Tenn., he was a son of William D. and Bonnie A. Moore Nichols. On June 7, 1991, in the First Presbyterian Church in Bradford, he married Cherri L. Hartburg Nichols.
He was a 1970 graduate of Bradford Area High School. He attended Ohio Valley University and the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.
From a young age, he worked for oil and gas companies around the region, including Superior Well Services Inc., Halliburton and Universal Well Services, as a field-hand, operator and in sales.
David loved fishing, picking leeks and spending time in the woods, possessing a deep appreciation and knowledge of the local land. He was a train enthusiast and had a great love for music - particularly The Beatles and John Lennon. David also enjoyed gardening, history and sports, especially Pittsburgh teams.
In addition to his mother, Bonnie Nichols of Bradford, he is survived by his wife, Cherri Nichols of Bradford; a daughter, Amanda Nichols of Bradford; two stepsons, Randy and Jonathan (Kimberly) Komidar, both of Bradford; a stepdaughter, Alicia (Kevin) Leahy of Cherry Hill, N.J.; a sister, Rebecca Skinner of Irvine, Calif.; a brother, W. Geoffrey (Michelle) Nichols of Rock Hill, S.C.; seven stepgrandchildren; four nieces and a nephew; and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Nichols.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Mascho Funeral Home Inc., where the memorial service will immediately follow with the Rev. Rick Price, pastor at Bradford Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will take place at Willow Dale Cemetery, Bradford.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to McKean County SPCA, P.O. Box 116, Bradford, PA 16701; to the Bradford Hospital Foundation, 116 Interstate Parkway, Bradford, PA 16701; or a
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Mascho Funeral Home Inc., 75 Kennedy St., Bradford.
Online condolences can be sent at www.maschofuneral.com
Mascho Funeral Home Inc.
75 Kennedy Street
Bradford, PA 16701
Published in The Bradford Era from Apr. 22 to Apr. 30, 2013