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John Frederick Nicholson, Northwestern University, Omega 1951 - Chapter Eternal

posted Sep 25, 2017, 9:49 AM by Donald Astley   [ updated Sep 25, 2017, 9:55 AM ]

   John Frederick Nicholson died September 7, 2017 at his home at the Carlisle in Naples.
   He was born December 19, 1927 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Edith and Arnold Nicholson. John grew up in Rockford, Illinois where his father had a clothing store.
   John graduated from East High School in 1945 and then entered the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. World War II interrupted his college years and he went into the Army in 1946 and served on Guam and Okinawa. John was a sergeant when he left the Army and then he enrolled at Northwestern University and graduated in December of 1950. John was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. He loved Northwestern and often talked about the good friends he met there.
   John's working experience began at General Electric in Schenectady, New York. Later he moved back to the Chicago area and worked in the paper industry at Whitaker-Carpenter Paper Co. for 40 years. John and his family resided in Northbrook, Illinois for many years before moving to Naples in 1993.
   In retirement John kept busy playing golf and tennis. He also worked part time for the Naples Post Office and was a substitute school teacher for the Collier County school system.
 John is survived by his wife, Ginny, and two daughters, Catherine (Stephen) Moss and Cynthia Nicholson, both of whom live in the New York area. He is also survived by three granddaughters, Kaylin (KC) of Washington, D.C.
    Kristen of Philadelphia, a student at Penn, and Jessica who attends Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.
    John was a wonderful husband and father and dearly loved his family. He was a long time member of 1st Presbyterian Church in Naples. A memorial service will be held at a later date. The family would like to thank    Avow Hospice for the wonderful care they gave to John and would also like to thank the staff of the Carlisle Assisted Living staff for their assistance. 
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