Orville L. "Nick" Nicholas, 92, of Butler passed away on April 24, 2021 at the Butler VA Community Living Center.
Born February 5, 1929 in Butler, PA, he was the son of Wilbert H. Nicholas and Matilda Gunst Nicholas.
He was a 1947 graduate of Butler High School. Also a graduate of Butler Business College and Penn State University. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was the personal secretary to Major General Robert S. Dulaney, Commanding General of the 3rd infantry Division in Korea. In his early years, he was active in church having served as an Elder, Deacon, Trustee, Sunday School Teacher and Choir Member. He also had been a volunteer at one of the food cupboards for many years. He had been a salesman for more than 40 years for several different firms covering Western Pennsylvania. He retired from selling IBM equipment for a Monroeville office. He enjoyed hunting and hiking and was an avid reader.
Surviving are his wife, Edna Jolly Laidlaw Nicholas of Butler, his children, Brenda Kramer of Zelienople and Dwayne Nicholas of Atoka, TN, his step-children, Sharon Hall, Larry Laidlaw, Dixie Laidlaw, Michelle Moser and Jody Timko, and multiple grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.
Friends will be received on Monday, April 26, 2021, from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm at Fox Funeral Home, Inc., Saxonburg, PA. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 pm with Rev. John Gerber officiating.
Interment will follow in Summit Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Cabot U.M. Church Food Bank 707 Winfield Road Cabot, PA 16023.
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