Stephen N. Nichols

Stephen N. Nichols, 69, of Lock Haven, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, at Mt. Nittany Medical Center, State College.

Steve was born on Sept. 14, 1947, the son of the late Alvin Nichols and Rose Gordner.

He was a 1965 graduate of Jersey Shore High School.

Steve served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, enlisting June 1, 1970, and was honorably discharged Feb. 8, 1972.

On Jan. 18, 2003, he married the former Diane K. McHenry, whom survives.

He was employed at Jersey Shore Steel for over 30 years before his retirement on Sept. 9, 2009.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Mason N. Nichols of Jersey Shore; a sister, Tammi Hofford of Williamsport and her two children, Ethan and Aaron Gohl; two step-children, Tracie J. (Brian Herbert) Gentzyel of Lock Haven and Scott M. (Toni) Mann of McElhattan; three step-grandsons, Derek, Devin and Dennis Gentzyel; and his very precious step-granddaughter, Kaylin M. Mann.

Per Steve’s wishes, private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa. 17745 to assist with the funeral expenses.