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1943 James 2023

James H. Nicholson

December 20, 1943 — January 12, 2023

Boardman

Boardman - James H. Nicholson, 79, of Boardman, Ohio, died Thursday, January 12, 2023.

James, known as "Jim," was born on December 20, 1943 in New Castle, PA, the son of the late Glenn and Angela Barnes Nicholson.

Raised in New Castle, Jim was a graduate of New Castle High School. After graduation, he attended Youngstown State University, where he majored in history and enlisted in the ROTC. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany. Following an honorable discharge from active duty, he returned to New Castle and married the love of his life, Dorinda George.

He worked at Youngstown Sheet & Tube until the plant's closure. He then began a 30-year career with Thomas Strip Steel. During his retirement years, Jim picked up a part-time job at Target and worked election polls. These activities allowed him to meet new people and learn new things, which he enjoyed.

He was a longtime parishioner at St. Charles Borromeo Church, Boardman. He gained many lifelong friends through his involvement in the St. Charles Men's Club. He later became a founding member of St. Charles Borromeo Knights of Columbus Council #11995, where he served as Past Grand Knight. Jim was also a Past Faithful Navigator for Msgr. Lettau Assembly and former District Deputy.

Jim was an avid reader, he enjoyed golfing, and watching the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers.

Jim is survived by his wife of 47 years, Doree; one son, David (Lisa) Nicholson of Dublin, Ohio; one daughter, Kaylene Williamson of Boardman, Ohio; and two grandchildren, Jonathan and Owen.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 7345 Westview Drive, Boardman, Ohio 44512. Interment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery in New Castle, PA.

Family and friends will be received on Monday from 4-6 p.m. at Davis-Becker Funeral Home, 8536 Market St., Boardman, Ohio 44512, and Tuesday from 10-10:45 at church, prior to the Mass. A prayer service will be conducted by the Knights of Columbus on Monday at 6 p.m, following the calling hours.

The family would like to thank Oasis Center for Rehab & Healing for the wonderful care they gave to Jim during his stay.

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Visitation

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

10:00 - 10:45 am (Eastern time)

St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church

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Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church

OH

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