November 30, 2010
Saturday, December 4th from 11:30 am to 1 pm
Saturday, December 4th at 1 pm Moreland Funeral Home
Samuel Whyte Nicholson, 88, died peacefully November 30, 2010 at the Village of Westerville (Ohio). Sam was born on June 8, 1922 in Armadale, Scotland and immigrated at age three to the United States. He grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, graduating from Collinwood High School in 1941. He began an apprenticeship as a tool and die maker at the Lincoln Electric Company. His apprenticeship there was interrupted by his Army service during World War II. He was a member of the 99th infantry and was awarded a purple heart for wounds suffered during the Battle of the Bulge. After the war he returned to Lincoln Electric and retired from there after 49 years of service. In 1947 he married Elsie Weber. They enjoyed a 60- year marriage until her death in 2007. He is survived by their two children, Scott (MaryAnn) Nicholson and Leigh (William) Reiber, and four grandchildren, Kelly, Erik, Kerry (Jorge) and Kathryn (Mark). Sam had three great-grandchildren, Lheo, Mena and Nicholas. Sam was an early and enthusiastic member of The Euclid Veterans Club, participating in the honor guard and for many decades marching in the Euclid Memorial Day parade. Sam and Elsie thoroughly enjoyed their home, neighbors and friends in Euclid for more than 55 years. Sam will be remembered as a kind father and grandfather, an excellent craftsman, a generous host and a talented wine maker. He was a fine storyteller who retained his Scottish sense of humor throughout his life. Services will be held at the Moreland Funeral Home, 55 East Schrock Road, Westerville OH 43081 on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. Visitation will begin at 11:30 a.m. prior to the service. Sam greatly benefited from and appreciated the services of the Veteran’s Administration in both Cleveland and Columbus. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Fisher House Foundation, a veteran’s charity, 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420, Rockville MD 20850, or to a charity of your choice.