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December 13, 2018

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April 23, 2018
My memories of Bob go back to the early 1950's, when he and Jack took me to a little league baseball game in Minersville. Over the years, I visited with Bob and his family in Newport News and Virginia Beach. Bob was a constant source of motivation and information that helped me with my engineering degree and 37 year career with the Department of the Navy. Bob was a techie, long before anyone ever heard of the word. Bob spent many hours on the phone with me, discussing everything from sound and computer systems, to the supply and contracting associated with the Navy. Most recently we discussed the passing of our cousin Jack and the Philadelphia Eagles finally winning a Super Bowl. Rest in peace my good friend and say hello to my Mom and Dad and the rest of the gang up there.
April 23, 2018
Robert Nichael

Virginia Beach - Robert Harold Nichael, 76, died suddenly on Monday, February 26, in Newark, NJ, following a vacation to Athens, Greece. Bob was born in Pottsville, PA in 1941. He was a 1964 graduate of the Naval Academy. After 20 years of service as a Supply Officer, Bob retired in 1984 as a Commander. After his naval career he worked for TCI and Unisys. Bob was a huge Dallas Cowboy fan. He was fondly known by friends as "Captain Gadget" because of his love of the latest technological devices.

Bob was predeceased by his High School Sweetheart, Diane Sirko, whom he married 3 days after graduation and by his parents Harold Michael Nichael and Sophie Mickey Nichael of Minersville, PA. Bob felt extremely fortunate to be raised in Minersville, surrounded by a huge family of loving aunts, uncles and cousins immersed with Polish food and traditions.

He is survived by his wife Marrian Miner Nichael whom he met at CUMC at the annual Ecumenical Thanksgiving service. They were married on St. Patrick's Day 2001 and spent the following 17 years enjoying their joint passion for travel. He is also survived by his children Stephen Harold Nichael, Nancy Diane Nichael and grandson Dalton Robert Nichael and step-daughter Sarah Miner Hayhurst Peet(Andy). He is also survived by his sister Dolores Mazur, and nieces Holly Norstrand (Leif) and Jo Ann Monteith.

A Memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 4 at 2 PM at Community United Methodist Church located at 1072 Old Kempsville Road in Virginia Beach, VA. Internment will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the USO to honor Bob's love of the Navy and of travel.
March 7, 2018
Bobby was a great person and someone who took great pride in his Schuylkill Cty roots, always returning home for any major family event, whether it be a wedding, a special birthday celebration or in sadness for a family members funeral. He loved Polish Day as well. I'm glad I was able to spend some time with him this past year at that event enjoying great polish day food and having great conversation. A classy & super nice guy that will be missed. Thoughts, prayers & much love to Mariann and all family members on his passing.
March 4, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.