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Robert C. Nicholas

September 28, 1932 ~ January 20, 2018 (age 85)

Robert C. Nicholas, age 85, of Perry Twp., passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center.
He was born September 28, 1932, in Hamilton, Ohio the son of the late Hiram and Helen (Issenmann) Nicholas.
Robert graduated from John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio and served in the US Army.
Robert retired in 1998 from the Quality Castings Co. of Orrville, Ohio after 41 years of service. 
He was a member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, where he was an Eucharistic minister and an usher; a member of the Order of Secular Franciscan, Eucharistic Fraternity of Sancta Clara Monastery; Knights of Columbus 4th Degree; the Holy Name Society. 
Robert enjoyed spending time with his family, friends, sports, traveling, and swimming.
Robert is survived by his wife, Nancy (Knechtges) Nicholas;  sons, John Nicholas, Paul Nicholas, Thomas Nicholas, Patrick  Nicholas; daughter, Mary Roseman; brother, Richard Nicholas;  sisters, Eileen Landers, Rita Gibbons, Ann Baumgartner, Mary  Besancon; grandchildren, Mary, Mike, Ana, Andrew, Connor, Kaelyn, Mickey, Zara, and Natasha.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Anthony "Tony" Nicholas and sister, Jean Bohlen.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 4940 Tuscarawas St W., Canton, Ohio 44708, at 10 AM with Rev. G. David Weikart celebrant.
The family welcomes all to attend a Franciscan Wake service at the Church at 9:00 AM. Visitation to follow until the 10 AM Mass with a 4th Degree Knights of Columbus Honor Guard.
Burial to be held at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, 10175 Rawiga Rd, Seville, Ohio 44273 at 2:30 PM.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Sancta Clara Monastery, 4200 North Market Avenue, Canton, Ohio 44714.
Condolences to the family may be made at
Heitger Funeral Home 330-833-3248

 Service Information

January 24, 2018

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
St. Joan of Arc
4940 Tuscarawas St W
Canton, OH 44708

Funeral Mass
January 24, 2018

10:00 AM
St. Joan of Arc
4940 Tuscarawas St W
Canton, OH 44708

January 24, 2018

2:30 PM
Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery
10175 Rawiga Rd
Rittman, Ohio 44270

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