Michael Norton Nickerson, 69, of Blossburg, PA passed away Tuesday, July 4, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.
Born December 16, 1947 in Brooklyn, NY, Mike was a son of William and Evalyn (Desmond) Nickerson. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was awarded two Purple Heart Medals. Mike was employed by Ford Motor Company and later worked for the New York State Psychiatric Hospital and for Fox Lane Hospital. He attended the Arnot, PA Presbyterian Church, was a member of the Pine Bush, NY Knights of Columbus and was Quartermaster of Blossburg’s Supreme Sacrifice V.F.W. Post 8730. He also enjoyed volunteering with the Middletown/Cuddebackville NY Volunteer Fire Company. Mike fiercely loved everyone, especially his family. He had a keen sense of humor and would offer his help to anyone in need. As Mike would always say, “Everything is cool, calm and collected”.
Surviving is his wife, Kathryn Nickerson, four children; Julia, Michael, Bryan and Taylor Nickerson, four grandchildren; Ray Daniel, Aniyah, Ashlyn and Miranda two brothers; William D. Nickerson and John Kenneth Nickerson also several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by siblings; Lila Billows and Nancy Jackson, and a stepdaughter, Kerri Goodell
Calling hours are July 7 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Zwicharowski Funeral Home, 314 Granger St. in Blossburg. The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 8, at the funeral home with military honors accorded. Burial will be in Arbon Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial to Blossburg V.F.W. Post 8730, North Williamson Rd, Blossburg, PA 16912. Share condolences at www.pepperfuneralhomes.com