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Bert Leon Nichols
Birth: Aug. 1, 1921
Clairton
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Aug. 27, 2008
Lanham
Prince George's County
Maryland, USA

"Leon" Nichols was a food broker, chef and owner of a coffee shop. He graduated from McKinley Tech High School in 1939 and then worked at the family's G&N Grille near Union Station on Louisiana Avenue. He enlisted in the Army at Greensburg, Pennsylvania on February 13, 1943 and served in Okinawa, Japan. Upon his return, he worked again in the food-service industry until opening the coffee shop. He and his father owned and operated Avondale Coffee Shop, near the Brookland neighborhood of Washington, from 1960 to 1977. The summer I graduated from High School, I worked at that coffee shop. Leon bought my first beer when he took me for my first visit to a horse track that summer. He then worked for the food broker W.H. Bryan until retiring in 1987. His marriages to Betty Dion and Betty Smith ended in divorce. Survivors include his wife, Joanne Nichols; a daughter from his first marriage, a son from his second marriage and four children from his third marriage; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

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 Parents:
  Gus John Nichols (1898 - 1981)
  Myrtle Ann Ptomey Nichols (1899 - 1997)
 
 Siblings:
  John Ptomey Nichols (1919 - 2008)*
  Bert Leon Nichols (1921 - 2008)
  Mildred Lorraine Nichols Painter (1923 - 1994)*
  Mary Blanche Nichols Harding (1927 - 2001)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
PFC US Army
 
Note: Cremated, ashes kept with family until June 19, 2009.
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 8-SS Row 2 Site 5
 
Maintained by: TSSJr
Originally Created by: Thom Painter
Record added: May 31, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37774570
Bert Leon Nichols
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Bert Leon Nichols
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Bert Leon Nichols
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