Gordon J. Nicholson, 96, died July 5, 2004. He was born July 27, 1907 in Purceyville, Va.
He grew up in Barre, Vt.
Mr. Nicholson was a graduate of Norwich University Class of 1930. He was also proud of being a veteran, having served in the Navy during World War II.
He spent most of his adult years in Elgin, Ill., working as a civil engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation.
He moved to Payson almost three years ago with Ann and Joe Prow and lived in Powell House before moving to Payson Care Center.
Mr. Nicholson was well-loved throughout the years by many friends and family members.
He is survived by his grandson, Spencer Nicholson Prow of Pinetop; his great-grandson, Naataanii Joseph Gorman Prow, and Judy Gorman and Barrett Lameman; his son-in-law, Joseph Prow and his wife Ann Prow; Barbara Gattone of Barre, Vt., Liz Gattone of Plainfield, Ill., Cathy Gattone of Barre, Vt., George (and Mary Jane) Gattone of Burlington, Vt., Frank Gattone of Barre, Vt., Sheila (Jim) Flaherty of Oakland, Calif., Carol (Tom) Lane of Wickenburg, Colo., Jon Bauman of Elgin, Ill., Carolyn (Dana) Smith of Lake Tahoe, Nev. and Bobby (Jim) Thompson of Carlsbad, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy; his daughter, Marjorie; his granddaughter Hillary; two brothers and a sister.
Donations can be made to Norwich University, 158 Harmon Dr., Northfield, VT 05663, or to the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Flr. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.