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David R. Nicholson passed away peacefully on March 30, 2020, at home in Redondo Beach, after a
courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Philadelphia, PA. He was the third of four children of Richard and Marion Nicholson.
After graduating high school, he enjoyed a once in a lifetime cross-country solo motorcycle ride
to California and experienced a rarity- scenic Pikes Peak with no one else on the road. During his 70 years on earth, he built his own version of the American Dream. In his own words, he lived a full life and did things his way.
David leaves behind a legacy of integrity, grit, courage, and steadfastness. He took great care of his friends and family, carried himself as a dignified gentleman, and was a class act to all that met him. He was a man set in his scrupulous ways, but his heart was set on his family and will be missed by all.
After 30 years of loyal and dedicated work for Southern California Edison Co., he retired without ever missing a day.
During his final hours, he was anointed with oil and covered with powerful prayer. These were the most peaceful hours of his life.
He is survived by his children Sarah Nicholson, Dianna (Daniel) Fennessy, four grandchildren; Jacob M., Jordan M., Destiny S., & Lillian Fennessy, his sisters Nancy McCutcheon, Patricia "Tricia" (John) Groves, Margaret "Ka'imi" Nicholson, two nieces and nephew, and his partner Ms. Carnes.
A memorial service will be held at a later time. Please visit www.occem.org for Holy Sepulcher in Orange, CA for more details in the weeks to come.

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Published in The Beach Reporter on Apr. 15, 2020.
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April 20, 2020
Grandpa David, I miss you and cant wait to see you again in heaven.
Love you so much!
Destiny ❤
Destiny Simentales Nicholson
April 17, 2020
Dave was such a unique guy, I will always remember the golf trips on Sunday mornings and breakfast at the pen. Those were great times, rest in peace my friend.
Bob Susag
April 16, 2020
Sunday morning would never be the same without you. Rest in peace, Bud.
April 16, 2020
We will surely miss the "Big Guy"! Had some great and memorable times with him and the gang at The Bull Pen in Redondo Beach. Rest in Peace David and I hope we get to race our cars again at the speedway in the sky!!
Rick Lococo
April 15, 2020
God keep you all wrapped in His wings. I am sorry for your loss. I send my deepest condolence and love and prayers.
Nancy D'Epiro
April 15, 2020
Dianne, I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad. I am praying for you and your family. May The Lord give you all the comfort and peace during this hard time! Much love!
Leah Braddock
April 15, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
April 15, 2020
It can be so hard to face the first year without your loved one, but the love of family and friends can carry you through.
April 15, 2020
David was a loving, caring man. He will be missed. May God comfort his daughters and beautiful sisters.
April 15, 2020
Miss you Dad, my world will never be the same without you.
You were my hero, the man I looked up to and showed me unconditional love. I will forever cherish the memories. Until we meet again♥
Sarah Nicholson
April 12, 2020
God bless you and may you Rest In Peace.
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