Richard Nicholas Sr. passes away

DOWNEY – Robert Eugene Nicholas, Sr., born Aug. 18, 1935 and a Korean War veteran, died Aug. 21 after a long battle with cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. 

A resident of Bell Gardens, he was preceded in death by his parents, Homer Nicholas and Leon Nicholas Scarberry, brothers, Billy, Herman, and Kerman, son, Duane Nicholas, first wife, Pauline Wampler, and second wife, Glyn Green Nicholas.

He is survived by his brother, Ronnie (Barbara) Nicholas, Gallapolis, Ohio, brother, Gary (Grace) Scarberry, Huntington, WVa., son, Robert Nicholas, Jr. (Rae Jeanne) Bell Gardens, CA, Larry Nicholas (Heather) Columbus, Ohio, daughter Diana Nicholas, Columbus, Ohio, step-daughter Aileen Hudson, CA, step-daughter Linda Kliewer, CA, step-son Bob Green, AZ, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Nicholas was a member of Downey Elks Lodge No. 2020. The lodge will host a memorial service Sept. 12 at 3 p.m., with private interment to follow.