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Harold Nicholson

November 21, 1940 - March 1, 2019

Harold “Bud” Nicholson, age 78, of Throop, passed away Friday at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton, after an illess. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Kathleen Haggerty Nicholson, of 36 years in 1996, and his second wife, Cheryl Glinsky Nicholson, of 20 years in 2016.
Born in Carbondale on November 21, 1940, and son of the late Harold E. and Dorothy Bert Nicholson, Bud worked for Cadray Battery Company before relocating home. He worked for R.C.A. and Allied Services, prior to his retirement, and most recently at Cliff Gerard Music in Throop. He attended Blessed Sacrament Parish.
A lifelong musician, Bud loved all things music. He played in several bands, most notably “The Dusty Road Band” and he was a longtime member of the Harford Masonic Lodge in Hop Bottom.
For over 30 years, Bud and his wife owned the Sunshire Valley Farms where together they raised horses; they were also noted for being the first in the region to race ponies. Now at peace, he will be missed.
He is survived by his son and caregiver, Shane Nicholson and wife Robyn; his sisters, Jane Bishop and husband Robert and Kathy Hrinko and husband Timothy; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and the one who considered him her second father, Christina McGrath of Clarks Summit.
A daughter, Coreen Spickerman; and a sister, Elizabeth Kendig, also preceded him in death.
His family would like to offer its sincerest appreciation to Dr. Kurt Moran and his entire staff; and the Harford Masonic Lodge, including Bud’s faithful friend, Bill Daytona.
A blessing service by Msgr. Michael Delaney is pending at the Kevin K. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 125 North Main Avenue, Scranton. Burial, Gibson Cemetery. Relatives and friends may pay their respects prior to service.