Jacob A. "Jake" Nicholas, 80, of Musser Lane, Watsontown, passed away peacefully Friday, September 27, 2019 at his home.
Born December 15, 1938 in Delaware Twp., Northumberland County, he was the son of the late Frank A. and Edith (Machamer) Nicholas. On January 1, 1960 he married the former Barbara M. Troester and they shared 59 years of marriage until her death on January 19, 2019.
He was a 1956 graduate of Watsontown High School and retired as an independent truck driver. Earlier in life he was a driver for Branch Motor Express and had worked at Warshaw's.
He was a member of Teamsters, Future Farmers of America, and St. John's "Delaware Run" Evangelical Lutheran Church, Watsontown.
He enjoyed farming, gardening, tinkering around his home, and his favorite house cat, Smokey. He also loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Surviving are three children: Christopher A. Nicholas and his wife Kelly of Watsontown; Christina N. Crawford and her husband Dennis of Liverpool; and Lynn N. Maynard and her husband Patrick of Milton; three grandchildren: Steven Crawford, Nichole Crawford, and Olivia Maynard; a brother, F. Merle Nicholas of Milton; and a sister, Nancy Stump of Allenwood.
Preceding him in death besides his wife were five brothers: Robert "Bob", Daniel "Sylvester", Francis "Pat", John, and Donald "Don" Nicholas, Sr.; and four sisters: Mary Worthington, Beatrice Baker, Shirley Nicholas, and Dora Peter.
Friends and family are invited to a visitation on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019 from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM at Brooks Funeral Home & Cremation Svc, PC, 207 Broadway Street, Turbotville where the funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM, with Pastor Ryan Krauss, officiating. Burial will follow in Delaware Run Cemetery, rural Watsontown.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in his memory be made to either Lewisburg Home Health and Hospice, One Hospital Drive, Lewisburg PA 17737 or Comfort Keepers, 1323 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.