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PATRIC NICHOLS died in a scuba diving accident on Saturday, December 19, 2015 off the coast of Santa Catalina Island, California. Patric was born on February 2 in Michigan, the son of James and Shizue Nichols. They lived in several different states during his childhood before finally settling down in Hawaii. While living in Hawaii, Patric developed a lifelong love of the sea, island lifestyle and an appreciation of Western and Asian cultures. Patric went to Honolulu's Iolani School and then attended Boston University, where he graduated with a BS in Business Administration. After college, Patric moved to Southern California and began a successful career as a commercial banker before retiring in 2012. In 2009, Patric took his love of the sea to another level and received his Open Water Scuba Diving Certification. Scuba Diving became his passion and he became a Technical Diver as well having a successful second career as an Open Water Scuba Instructor. Patric approached life with a sense of fun and adventure. He had a smile for everyone and people remember him, even if they'd only known him briefly. He had a great sense of being of service to others and was ready to lend a hand to those in need. He served as treasurer and was previously a Board Member of The Riverside Downtown Partnership and assisted other organizations as well. Patric is survived by the love of his life and wife of 30 years Janet, his Irish Wolfhound, Katie and a long list of friends who will miss his quick wit, warm smile and passion for learning and adventure. There will be a service to Celebrate Patric's Life at 11:00am on Saturday, February 20th at All Saints Episcopal Church, 3847 Terracina Drive, Riverside. Please wear something blue or a Hawaiian Shirt. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of Patric Nichols to: Feeding America Riverside/San Bernardino Counties, 2950 B Jefferson St., Riverside, CA 92504 (951) 359-4757 http://feedingamericaie.org/ or USC Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber https://dornsife.usc.edu/hyperbaric/ For questions, contact Mary Humphrey at (213) 740-7500.

Published in Press-Enterprise from Feb. 14 to Feb. 18, 2016
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