Thomas Robert Nichols, age 73, of Erie, PA, passed away on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at Walnut Creek Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Erie. He was born in Youngstown, OH on October 7, 1947 to the late Perry and Bonnie (Burrell) Nichols.
Tom served in the US Army during Vietnam and worked as a carpenter. He enjoyed puzzles, drinking, fishing, farming, and construction building.
In addition to his parents, Tom is preceded in death by two sisters, Mary and Nancy.
Tom is survived by his sons, Charles Nichols of Erie, PA and Anthony Nichols of Montana, daughters Bonnie Rivera and Julie Nichols, both of Florida, step-daughter Daniele Grabowski of Erie, PA, ex-wife Diane Bell of Florida, 14 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, nephew Bruce Armes, and many other nieces and nephews.
In honoring his wishes, no services will be held. A private burial will take place in Lake Park Cemetery, Hubbard-Youngstown, OH at a later date.
Arrangements are being handled by Edward J. Garr Funeral Home, 459 E. 12th St. Erie, PA 16503. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.garrdavisfuneralhome.com.
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