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Kenneth R. Nichols

Obituary for Kenneth R. Nichols

September 1, 1950 - March 15, 2019
Avon Lake, Ohio | Age 68

Loving Father, Grand Father and Brother


Kenneth R. "Ken" Nichols, age 68, of Avon Lake, Ohio passed away following a short illness, peacefully surrounded by family on Friday, March 15, 2019. Formerly of Cortland, Ohio, Ken was born in Irvington, New Jersey. Ken attended the University of Richmond on a four year football scholarship, where he was quarterback for the Richmond Spiders and was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. Ken was always true to his Christian faith. He was a member of the Tax Executive Institute. Ken was a loving father of Suzanne E. Nichols, of Del Ray Beach Florida, and Katie A. Nichols – Rivera (Brandon), of Boyton Beach, Florida; beloved grandfather of Adelina and Autumn; dear brother of Joseph Nichols (Leona) of Desmoine, Iowa and Linda Reis of Playa Del Ray, California. Ken is also survived by his very special friend, Janet Doak of Lakewood, Ohio. He was a loving step-dad to Joshua Kostraba of Cincinnati, OH and Jacquelyn Courim of Warren, OH and step-grandfather of J.D. Courim. Ken was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy A. (nee Skubal), parents, Joseph and Shirley Nichols. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cleveland Clinic Leukemia Foundation, 9500 Euclid Ave. Cleveland, Ohio 44106. Friends may call at the Busch Funeral Home, 163 Avon-Belden Rd. Avon Lake, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM., Monday, March 18, 2019. Funeral Service will follow at 8:00 PM. 440-933-3202 Cremation by Busch Crematory.

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