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William P. Nickel Sr.

December 1, 2023

William Nickel Sr. Obituary

William P. Nickel Sr., age 85 of Glenshaw died at Concordia Rebecca Residence on December 1st.  Husband of Carolyne (Breinig) Nickel for 63 years.  Father of Barbara (Jim) Guinther, Bill Jr. (Joyce), Joellen (Mike) Critchlow, and Jen (Rick) Schwartz.  Grandfather of Chelsey (Jaime), Bill III (Anna), Brian, the late Austin, Timmy, Aidin, Bridget, Ethan, Quinn and Brody; who he aptly nicknamed at infancy Wizzweed, Buzzweed, Newt, Skeezix, Squirt, Schmaltz, Termite, Spike, Otto and Max (in that order); and great grandfather to 3.  Son of the late Joseph W. and Marie (Walzl) Nickel, brother of Marian (John) Ebner, Paul (Irene) Nickel, and the late Joseph R. and Ronald Nickel, and Frances Bauer.  Uncle and Godfather to many.
Bill (Pappy, Will, Wilver, Dud) was a graduate of North Catholic High School, and had a long career as a truck driver.  He not only passed down his “truck driver” gene, but his ability to profusely swear (not naming anyone).  He enjoyed bowling, which he did for decades in the Joe Nickel bowling league, and drinking “Texas Martinis”.  He had a knack for making everyone laugh, sometimes with an inappropriate joke or comment.  He could tell you the route to get from anywhere to anywhere within hundreds of miles, as well as the best trucker spots and his bowling score from any previous Thursday.  He was ever present at his grandkids sporting events, where he frequently won the 50/50.  He was always the life of the party, and will be missed tremendously. 

Visitation will be held at Neely Funeral Home 2208 Mount Royal Blvd Glenshaw, PA 15116 on Tuesday December 5th from 3pm - 8pm. Funeral Mass on Wednesday 10am at St. Matthew Parish, St. Bonaventure Church. Everyone please meet at the Church. 

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December 5, 2023

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Neely Funeral Home
2208 Mount Royal Boulevard
Glenshaw, PA 15116

Funeral Mass
December 6, 2023

10:00 AM
St. Bonaventure Church
2001 Mt. Royal Blvd.
Glenshaw, PA 15116


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