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James P. Nichols

October 19, 2008

James P. Nichols, 71

Averill Park - James P. Nichols, 71, died October 19, 2008 at St. Peter's Hospital after a brief illness. His is now at home with the Lord.

Born in Troy, he was son of the late Kenneth E. and Alma (LaMore) Nichols and husband of Dorothy Lund Nichols.

He was a graduate of Troy High School and resided in Averill Park for the last 15 years.

He was the owner and operator of the Nichol's Pet Center in Cohoes in the 60's and 70's, but most recently was employed by Kraft Foods as a food broker.

Jim enjoyed boating, fishing, the Boston Red Sox and especially loved vacationing on Cape Cod. He had a deep faith in God. He was a US Army veteran.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include three children, Kenneth (Colleen) Nichols of Puyallup, WA, Michelle (Joseph) Houser and James (Julie) Nichols all of Cohoes; 11 grandchildren, Kenneth J., Theresa A., and Christine M. Nichols of Puyallup, WA, Scott and Sean Littlejohn, Daniel Sickles, Abby Houser, Franchesca, James Jr., Jacob, and Mya Nichols all of Cohoes, NY; 5 great grandchildren and a niece and a nephew, Jennifer (Rick) Cignerelli. He was predeceased by his sister, Shirley A. Millington. Jim loved his dog, Tyler, his constant companion.

A graveside service will be held Thursday at 12:30 pm at Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville with Rev. Trygve Tomlinson, Pastor, officiating. Relatives and friends may gather by 11:15am Thursday at the DeGraaf-Bryce Funeral Home 4392 NY 150, West Sand Lake.

A memorial service will be held at 4pm Saturday November 1 at West Stephentown Baptist Church West Stephentown with Rev. Trygve Tomlinson, Pastor, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of James P. Nichols to the American Heart Association 440 New Karner Road Albany, NY 12205 or Sand Lake Ambulance PO BOX 222 West Sand Lake, NY 12196.

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