Eugene Nickley

Obituary of Eugene Victor Nickley

Eugene "Gene"   Victor Nickley, of Vermilion, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019 at Kingston Residence of Vermilion  after a lengthy illness.

He was born September 19, 1934 in Vermilion  and had been a lifelong resident.

Gene graduated from Vermilion High School and was a veteran of the  United States Army . He received his bachelor and masters degree from Kent State University.

He was a Vermilion schools industrial arts and driver's education teacher and coached boys basketball at Sailorway, girls basketball at the middle school and was the high school boys baseball coach. He and his wife, Joyce, also operated TLC Lawn Care.

He was a member of Vermilion Evangelical and Reformed Church, Ely Masonic Lodge #424,  AMVETS Post #22, and American Legion  Post #397.  Gene was in charge of the Vermilion Baseball Recreation Program..   He enjoyed golf, snow skiing and was ski club advisor for the high school.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Nickley (nee Zelinski) of Vermilion; daughter, Peggy (Daniel) Tomcheck of  Loveland, CO; son, Michael (Beth) Nickley of Seville; grandchildren, Jessica and Jake Tomcheck, William (Kayla) Nickley, Ben Nickley, Alex (Yanan) Nickley, Kate and Kevin Nickley, and great grandchildren , Arbor and Harriet Nickley.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Florence (nee Barris) Nickley; brothers, Alfred, George and Bud Nickley and  sisters, Gertrude Allen, Sue Nickley,  Lorraine Eberle, Olga Nickley, Joann Fischer and Odessa Kawasaki.

The family will  receive friends on Wednesday, Sept 18, 2019 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm  at the Riddle Funeral Home, 5345 South Street, Vermilion, Ohio.  Funeral services will be Thursday, Sept. 19 at 11 a.m. at the Vermilion Evangelical and Reformed Church, Ohio at Grand Street, Vermilion.   The Reverend Nick Cacciatore will officiate.  Interment will follow at  Brownhelm Cemetery where the Vermilion Veterans Council will conduct military honors. 

The family suggests memorial contributions to Parkinson Foundation Northwest Region, 150 West South Boundary PBM #202, Perrysburg, OH 43551.

Online condolences may be made at www.riddlefuneralhome.com.

Wednesday
18
September

Visitation

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Riddle Funeral Home
5345 South Street
Vermilion, Ohio, United States
Wednesday
18
September

Visitationi

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Riddle Funeral Home
5345 South Street
Vermilion, Ohio, United States
Thursday
19
September

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Vermilion Evangelical and Reformed Church
752 Grand Street
Vermilion, Ohio, United States
Thursday
19
September

Graveside Service

12:00 pm
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Brownhelm Cemetery
North Ridge Road & Sunnyside Road
Vermilion, Ohio, United States
Thursday
19
September

Military Graveside Service

12:00 pm
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Brownhelm Cemetery
North Ridge Road & Sunnyside Road
Vermilion, Ohio, United States
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