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NICHOLAS, Charlene E. Age 80, of Siesta Key, Florida, formerly of Dayton, passed away Monday, July 23, 2018 in Canton, Ohio. Charlene was a graduate of Springfield High School and attended Wittenberg University before taking her position as a court reporter for the Dayton Municipal Courts. She became a freelance court reporter and established her own company, Charlene E. Nicholas Court Reporters Inc. Charlene enjoyed playing golf at Miami Valley Country Club; was an accomplished cook who loved to entertain family and friends; had a great appreciation for art, traveling to many art shows with her friends and was a longtime member of The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 53 years, Nick; and her parents, Charles & Bessie Engle. Charlene is survived by her son & daughter-in-law, George & Tessa Nicholas of Carrboro, NC; her daughter & son-in-law, Chryssa & Tom Hartnett of Canton, OH; grandchildren, Julia, Laynie, Allie, & Niko; sister & brother-in-law, Janice & Dick Johnson of Blountville, TN; sisters-in-law, Maria Caras of Dayton & Marcina Hadjis of Temecula, CA; numerous nieces & nephews; and many other relatives & friends. Funeral service 11:00 AM Friday, August 10, 2018 at The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 500 Belmonte Park North with Father Joseph Gingrich officiating. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church from 10:00 AM Friday until service time. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Charlene's memory. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Marker & Heller Funeral Homes, North Main Street Chapel

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Published in Dayton Daily News on Aug. 5, 2018.
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September 17, 2018
George and Chryssa,

I was so saddened to hear of your mother's passing. She was like a sister to my mother, and my childhood was filled with so many fun memories of your mother. She was one of the kindest and most generous people I have ever known, and even when I saw her last some years ago, she had a style all of her own! My children also grew up knowing her, and whenever I would visit with them in Dayton, she would shower them with too many gifts, or take my daughter out to get her makeup done. They will all be sad, as is my wife, to hear of your loss. While cliche I know, I am a better person for having known her, as well as your incredibly kind and thoughtful father. With parents like the two of them, it is no wonder you have been the successes that you are. They were so proud of you, and their grandchildren. With love, Dek
August 22, 2018
Charlene was a sweetheart! We loved her dearly. Our prayers are with the family.
Betty Vasiliadis and family
Betty Vasiliadis
August 12, 2018
Not sure if you remember me or not. My mom, Jan Davis worked for your mom for a long time when we were kids. I am sorry to see that your mom had passed. We just got back in town or I would have came to the service. I have many fond memories of your parents as well as you two. Take care. Mindy
Mindy Davis
August 12, 2018
George and Chryssa, I am heart-broken and saddened beyond words. Your folks were family. May their memories be eternal.
George Brown
August 12, 2018
We were so sad to hear of the passing of Charlene, someone we knew for so many years. We're sorry we couldn't pay our respects in person. Her beautiful smile and the warm friendship she shared with my mom are not to be forgotten. To George and Chryssa and families, may the beautiful memories of your mom sustain you now as you move through this time of learning how to go on without her. Our mom, the most precious of all losses. May her memory be eternal!
Alex and Tina Fote
August 10, 2018
The Miami Valley Trial Lawyers Association salutes Charlene Nicholas. Charlene was a wonderful, helpful, terrifically talented stenographer serving area Courts and the members of the Dayton Bar for many years. As young lawyers so many of us remember her patience, support and instruction as we set out in civil litigation often against far more experienced attorneys. She will be long remember in grateful appreciation for her excellence, and the outstanding, compassionate support she gave the legal community. One of a kind.
Gary J Leppla
August 10, 2018
I am so sad to just hear about Charlene. Charlene taught me how to knit many years ago. I worked at Elan and met here there. I was a court transcriotiinist for Linda Rspier and we had many talks about the business. She was extremely proud of her children and spoke of them often. She was a very special woman. I am so sorry for the families loss.
Leah Hawthorn.
Leah Hawthorn
August 9, 2018
George and Chryssa and family, may you feel God's loving comfort through the kindness and sharing of family and friends In your hour of sadness. May God's presence, peace, power and protection sustain you both now and in the days to come. We will continue to pray for you. Charlene and Nick have been wonderful neighbors and what a void there now is.
Sincerely, Dr Chester & Sherry Robinson
Chester Robinson
August 9, 2018
We were very sad to hear about Charlene's passing. Siesta Key will never be the same without her. Our heartfelt condolences to the family.
Ruth, Richard, Christine, David and Sarah Layden
August 8, 2018
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Greg & Kathy Ingersoll
August 8, 2018
To the Nicholas and related Families,my Sincere Condolences.You all will be in my Prayers that God will fill your hearts with Peace.My heart is truly heavy as Miss Charlene as well as Mr. Nicholas over the years have treated me like Family. Of the MANY stories we've shared her Love for Family was at the top of the list! With me she shared her Family,Food,Friendship and Love. I will Remember this Beautiful,Precious Soul & Love her Always.
Gina Benton but by Miss Charlene Affectionately called......Gina Bubblelina
August 8, 2018
My 2nd Mom, oh how I will miss thee,
But I know Nick is there, to greet and see.
Drink a glass of wine, because you're in a better place.
The suffering is gone , and I am sure you have that beautiful smile on your lovely face.

❤ Your Girls
Georganne Wolfe
August 7, 2018
May Charlene be resting in the Arms of God in everlasting peace, comfort and joy. May she be with those who have gone on before her and welcomed her to her heavenly home. May her memory be eternal! May God be with the family during this time of grief and loss. She will be dearly missed.
Pia & Rosalee Kanistros
August 7, 2018
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August 7, 2018
Forever in our hearts.
Lori Liakos
August 7, 2018
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August 6, 2018
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August 6, 2018
I will miss her dearly. May her memory be eternal. Chris
August 6, 2018
I will miss her dearly. May she rest in peace, and her memory be eternal.
August 5, 2018
I'm so sorry to hear this. Please accept my condolences on your loss. May your memories comfort your heart; and God help your family during this time of sorrow. Isa.41:13
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