DAVENPORT — Funeral services for Edward F. Nicholson, 87, of Davenport, will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 2930 31st Ave., Rock Island. Father Christodoulos Margellos will be the celebrant. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park. The family will greet friends 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, 614 Main St., downtown Davenport. There will be a Trisagion Service (prayer service) at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday that all are invited to attend. There will be additional visitation 10:30 a.m. until service time Thursday at the church.
Mr. Nicholson died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at Jersey Ridge Place Assisted Living Community.
Edward F. Nicholson was born April 25, 1926, in Davenport, a son of Frank and Rose (Biddison) Nicholson. He was united in marriage to Annie G. Kolifitis on July 18, 1951, in Rock Island. She preceded him in death on March 3, 2001.
He retired in 1994 from Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company, Davenport, after 42 years of faithful service. He and his wife, Annie, cherished the time they spent at their cabin up north in Minnesota.
Those left to honor his memory include nieces and nephews, including locally a niece, Michele and Clint Youngquist and family, Davenport. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Glen, Donald and Richard Nicholson.