Richard B. Nichols, "Dick," 81, of Batavia, passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2023 at the Gateway House in Attica.
Richard was born July 28, 1941, in Batavia, a son of the late R. Dayton and Gladys (Sheffer) Nichols.
Dick was a firefighter for the City of Batavia for 31 years. He loved motorcycles and raced them into his 60's. He enjoyed rollerskating, camping and was a Cub Scout leader.
Surviving are his wife, Helen Nichols of Batavia; sons, Rodney B. (Nancy) Nichols of Rochester, Edward B. (Julie) Nichols of Batavia, Ken (Mary) Nichols of Bergen and Ronald D. (Jennifer) Nichols of Niagara Falls; grandchildren, Emma, Erin, Connlan, Caleb, Abby and Logan; his sister, Gloria Helfeldt of Hurst, TX and several nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by his half-brothers, Robert Cheeseman and Warren Cheeseman and his nephew, Bobby Cheeseman.
Richard's Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 3, 2023 at the Stafford United Methodist Church,6134 Main Road in Stafford.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gateway Home, 91 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011,
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Arrangements for Richard were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia, (585) 343-8868.