Harold Nicholson

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Harold "Jake" Nicholson


EAST LIVERPOOL - Harold "Jake" Nicholson, 85, of East Liverpool, passed away Monday, May 11, 2020, at Calcutta Health Care Center.


He was born January 6, 1935, at home in Wellsville, the son of the late Isabelle (Davis) and Harold "Red" Bucher and Edward Nicholson. In addition to his parents and step-father, Jake was preceded in death on August 20, 2017, by his wife, Sally (Wellington) Nicholson, whom he married August 8, 1952. Jake was also preceded in death by one grandson, Mitchell Ryan Nicholson; two sisters: Margaret Monte and Lana; and four brothers: infant William, Allen Nicholson, Collin Bucher, and Ray Bucher.


Jake attended Wellsville High School, and he was employed for forty years as a crane operator for WhemCo before retiring in 2005. Jake was an avid golfer and held many hole-in-one awards. 


Survivors include three daughters: Janet (Jerry) Barnes of East Liverpool, Lisa Auer (Ross Lentini) of East Liverpool, and Pat (Daniel) Wallace of Ozark, AL; two sons: Jake (Candy) Nicholson of Wellsville, and Michael Nicholson (Charlie Milton) of Houston, TX; and one daughter-in-law, Debbie Nicholson. Also surviving are one brother, Joe (Mary) Bucher of Wellsville; and one sister-in-law, Nancy (Ron) Dailey of Wellsville. Jake also leaves behind twelve grandchildren: Jerry (Heather) Barnes, Neil (Nickie) Barnes, Carrie (Abe) Klaserner, Brooke (Seth) Birch, Jake (Lauren) Nicholson, Blake (Ashley) Nicholson, Michela (Nate) Barnard, Alycia (Matt) McLaughlin, John Auer, Regis (Lacee) Auer, Mackenzie Wallace, and Conner Wallace; twelve great-grandchildren: Anthony, Adrianna, Christian, and Madison Barnes, Benaiah, Isaac, Josiah, and Halle Klaserner, Alexa and Nicholas Aldrich, Giovanni Birch, and Luke Nicholson; and his fur-baby, Babe.

According to Jake's wishes, no services will be held.


Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery.


The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to Dr. Thomas and Dr. Husain, the staff at Calcutta Health Care Center, and AJ at Southern Care Hospice for the extraordinary care provided to Jake.


Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsville is entrusted with Jake's arrangements.


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