David K. Nichols, 66, of Pittsfield passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at the Berkshire Medical Center after a courageous five year battle with Alzheimer's disease.
Dave was born in Williamsport, PA on December 4, 1954, son of the late Edward and Ruth (Noll) Nichols. He was a 1973 graduate of Loyalsock High School in Williamsport and then went on to earn his Bachelor's degree from Juniata College in 1977.
He began his career working for Owens Corning, later joining General Electric Company which brought him to the Berkshires in the early '90s. He later began working for IBM where he retired as a marketing manager in 2015.
Dave married the former Pamela Whitcomb on June 23, 2001 in Pittsfield. Together they were longtime members of Sacred Heart Church.
Dave loved to be outdoors, especially riding his motorcycle around the Berkshires and traveling. He also enjoyed hiking, gardening and hosting countless holidays at the house. However, above all else, he was a fantastic father, husband and friend and his daughters were his greatest accomplishment in life. From sports games to dances, Dave was always there for his girls and he cherished every minute spent with them.
In addition to his wife Pam, he is survived by his daughters, Katherine R. Nichols and Aida W. Nichols, both of Pittsfield, his brother Edward "Ted" Nichols (Judy DeMeester) of Michigan, and his nephews, Jared Nichols (Yoonmi and Jamie) of MI, Ethan Nichols of VA, and Seth and Micah Nichols of PA. He also leaves his mother-in-law, Noreen Whitcomb of East Longmeadow, his dear friend Donald Betit of Pittsfield, sister-in-law Patricia (Brian) Curley and their children John and Anna of East Longmeadow, brother-in-law John (Tiffany) Whitcomb and their children Nathan and Samuel of Ohio, and brother-in-law Daniel (Kristin) Whitcomb and their daughter Gabrielle of NY.
SERVICES: A Liturgy of Christian Burial for family and close friends will be celebrated Saturday, January 9th at 9am at Sacred Heart Church celebrated by Msgr. Michael Shershanovich, Pastor of St. Joseph's Church. Please be aware that given the current restrictions in place by the Commonwealth, there is a 25% capacity limit within the church and masks will be required for entrance. Should anyone not be able to attend in person, a recording of the mass will be uploaded to Dave's tribute page on www.Devanny-Condron.com In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Dave's memory may be made payable to the Alzheimer's Association, in care of the funeral home.
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