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Donald James Nichols

October 25, 1955 ~ September 16, 2019 (age 63)

Donald James Nichols, 63, of Gilpin Township, passed away on Monday, September 16, 2019 at Memory Meadows in Gilpin Township.

A son of the late John Henry Nichols and Anna Gertrude (Kepple) Nichols, he was born on October 25, 1955 in Natrona Heights, PA.

Donald  was a 1974 graduate of Kiski Area High School. He had been employed in the weld shop at Alcoa in Upper Burrell for 20 years prior to retirement in 2013.  Donald was a member of Forks Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Gilpin Township, the Brick Layers Union Local 9 and Building Trade Union.  He enjoyed woodworking and being outdoors, but his passion was being a brick layer.

Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Janet (Shaffer) Nichols of Gilpin Township; a son, Dillon Nichols (Sara) of Etna, PA; a daughter, Jody Nichols (Joseph Levandoski); and a sister, Donna Garber of Ohio.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Kevin Nichols; three sisters, Eileen Eshelman, Carol Hebrank and Diana Tomlin.

There will be no visitation or funeral services.  Interment will be privately held at the convenience of the family.

Donations in memory of Donald may be made to the University of Pittsburgh Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, 200 Lothrop St., Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

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