Love and memories last forever...
  • 58 years old
  • Born on February 21, 1956 .
  • Passed away on April 15, 2014 .

Fred R. Nickel, 58, of National Park, NJ,  peacefully with his daughter by his side on April 15, 2014.

Loving father of Jeanette M. Harrison (Brian) of National Park, David R. Nickel of West Deptford. Special grandfather to Taylor, Kelsey and Aubrey Harrison and Karlie Nickel. Brother of Barry Nickel (Laraine) of Mantua and Jeffrey Nickel (Denise) of West Deptford. Also survived by several nieces and nephews and his four legged companion, Gus. Predeceased by his parents, Raymond and Shirley Nickel, maternal grandparents, Harry and Elsie Rambo.

Fred was a 1974 graduate of West Deptford High School. He formerly worked for HA DeHart and the Philadlephia Naval Shipyard. He enjoyed boating, fishing and crabbing, especially in the Fortesque and Sea Isle City area. He also enjoyed riding his Harley.

A memorial service will be held on May 18 at the VFW Post 7679, 8 New York Ave., Mantua, NJ from 12-4pm.

Posted by Theresa Skalit on May 20, 2014
Jeanette, such a touching memorial service honoring your much-loved dad. He certainly was fun-loving and touched a lot of lives. Our condolences to you and your family and brother, Fred's brothers and to all who knew and loved your good-hearted father.
Posted by Sandi Morone on April 26, 2014
Jeanette when Pops joined the bus route I quickly learned he had the same interests as Scott. Scott and Pops would talk so much I would leave him talking to bring Jamie in the house - too funny. All of our conversations were great he always left out the frills and bs. Down to earth that man. When pops was sick I remember I had to ask you what his name was but honestly he will always be 'Pops'. Jeanette, I only knew your Dad for a short time and I am so sorry he left too early. You and your family are in my prayers.
Posted by Brian Harrison on April 26, 2014
I met Fred in December 2001 shortly after I met his daughter. A short while after Jeanette and I were dating Jeanette took me to meet her father. I'm a few years older than Jeanette and I still remember his eyebrows coming up over his sunglasses when she told Fred. Over the years we've laughed a lot, talked fishing and gardening, and cars. I will miss him and I know that he knew I would take care of his daughter. Until we meet again Fred!
Posted by Erin Vatsev on April 25, 2014
I never had the privilege of meeting Fred, but I know his daughter and was with her toward the end, going through pictures and trying to be a friend to her during this sad time. The stories she has told me and looking at his life through photographs, he seemed to live a fun fulfilled life surrounded by people who loved him. My condolences to all who loved him and are grieving his passing, and who have lost someone who helped create such a good person like Jeanette.
Posted by Pam Jasinski on April 25, 2014
Jeanette - we were so sorry to hear about your father's passing. We know this is a very sad and difficult time for you and your family. You have our very deepest sympathy. You are in our hearts.

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