PIQUA - Martin Jo "Nic" Nicodemus, 60, of Piqua, departed this life on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at 1:05 a.m. at Hospice of Dayton Care Center.
He was born Dec. 31, 1952, in Piqua, the son of the late Charles and Betty (Mattix) Nicodemus.
He met his wife Pamela of Atlantic Beach, Fla. and they were married on April 13, 1974, in Jacksonville, Fla.
She survives, along with two sons, Scott Hoffman of Sidney and Jacob Nicodemus of Piqua; one daughter, Sarah Flaute and husband Rob of Piqua; four grandchildren, Myles, Madyson and Kyndall Hoffman and Avery Flaute; two brothers, Jonnie (Phyllis) Hamilton of Piqua and Lynn Nicodemus of Sidney; three sisters, Natalee Allman of Richmond, Ind., Valerie Hinkle of Piqua and Stephanie (Michael) DeLapaz of Gibsonton, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews also survive. One daughter -in-law, Kristina Hoffman, preceded him in death.
Martin attended Piqua City Schools and graduated in 1971. He served in the U.S. Navy
during the Vietnam Era on the USS Pawcatuck and USS Yosemite while stationed at Mayport Naval Station. He was a graduate of Edison Community College and attended Sinclair College. He was employed at the B.F. Goodrich Co.in Troy. He then worked for the Department of Defense at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Fairborn. He first was a machinist with the 4950th Test Wing. He specialized in aircraft modification programs and continued his studies and obtained the grade of WG12. He was an Environmental Scientist in Civil Engineering at the base, and managed the design review process for the environmental branch. He was most proud of his involvement with the Human Performance Wing BRAC projects at Wright Patterson.
In 2003, he conducted outreach presentations for the local community, most notably, his presentation to the Piqua City Schools, volunteering his time to initialize the recycling program for the schools.
Martin was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Piqua, and a life time member of Willowbrook Hunt Club. He loved spending time with his family, hunting, boating and fishing and spending time with his wife at their condo on Lake Erie.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, at Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave, Sidney, with the Rev. Mike Carnevale officiating. Burial with full military honors by the Veterans
Elite Tribute Squad will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery in Piqua. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.
The family suggests that memorials be made to Hospice of Dayton in memory of Martin Nicodemus. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made to the Nicodemus family at Cromes Funeral Home's