Rufus S. Nichols

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Rufus S. Nichols, Scott Twp., died Sunday afternoon at the Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton. His wife is the former Jacalin J. Sutton. The couple celebrated its 54th anniversary on July 30.

Born in Scranton, son of the late Rufus and Mildred Stanton Nichols, he was a lifelong resident of Scott Twp., where he owned and operated his own bus company for 30 years and worked for William W. Scranton and family for approximately 40 years. Rufus was the caretaker of Miller Cemetery in Scott Twp., and was involved with the Boy Scout Troop/ Pack 265 for more than 16 years.

Rufus worked hard his whole life, had many friends and spent each morning at the Sunrise Café in Clarks Summit for breakfast. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Also surviving are three sons, Rusty J. and wife, Gianine, Lenoxville; Eric S. and wife, Janette, Norman, Okla.; and Rufus B. and wife, Joyce, Scott Twp.; and six grandchildren.

The funeral will be on Friday at 10 a.m. from the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home, 418 S. State St., Clarks Summit, with services by the Rev. Amy Raser. Interment will follow in Miller Cemetery.

Friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Justus Fire Company, 125 Fieldstone Drive, Clarks Summit, PA 18411, the Scott Twp. Veterans Memorial, 1038 Montdale Road, Scott Twp., PA 18447 or the donor's favorite charity.

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Published in Scranton Times on Aug. 5, 2014