Gale “Nick” W. Nicholas, 83 years, of Frackville, passed away on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest, Allentown, just 2 weeks shy of his 84th birthday.
Born in Shenandoah, February 13, 1937, he was a son of the late Timothy and Nellie (Wagner) Nicholas. He was a graduate of the former West Mahanoy Township High School, class of 1955.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran having served 2 years active duty on the Coral Sea and 6 years in the Navy Reserves.
He worked as a Union Leader and truck driver for the Metropolitan, Mirror & Glass Company until its closure in Frackville, and was truck driver for Harris Bakery in Shenandoah.
Nick was an avid fisherman, Phillies, and Eagles fan. He also loved to watch the weather to be sure he was prepared for all conditions. Nick volunteered his time to the Frackville Area Food Pantry. Most of all, Nick enjoyed spending time with his family making everyone laugh with his quick sense of humor.
Nick is survived by his wife of 63 years Carol (Brosius) Nicholas; 3 daughters, Lynn Basheda and husband Stephen, Pittsburgh, Lisa Dower and husband Joe, Allentown, Lori Wagner and husband Rich, Mechanicsburg, 9 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, brother-in-law Wayne Brosius, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Daniel Nicholas.
Religious Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 6, at the Albert L. Gricoski Funeral Home, 48 N. Broad Mtn Ave. Frackville, with Pastor Carl Shankweiler, as celebrant. Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation following CDC guidelines of masks and social distancing from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Odd Fellows cemetery in Frackville.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Zion Lutheran Church or Frackville Area Food Pantry, 48 S. Nice St., Frackville, PA 17931.