Ronald J. Nichols


Ronald J. Nichols 82, passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2017. Born in Greenwich, NY on November 14, 1934, he was the son of Clayton and Mattie Nichols. He served in the US Navy.

Ron was an equipment operator for Lang Brothers and D. A. Collins Construction for many years, retiring in 1994. He enjoyed fishing and vacationing in Maine. He was a Nascar fan and spent many weekends at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway watching his son race on the dirt track.

Ron is survived by his wife Shirley; their children Rhonda Hodsoll (Duane) of Greenfield and Keith Nichols (Elaine) of Ballston Spa; grandsons Clint Nichols (Bee), Eric Hodsoll (Christina and her daughter Lilly) and Clifford Hodsoll (Jessica); brother Richard Nichols of Keeseville; sister Phyllis Jennings (Don) of Florida and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services with military honors will be held 12:30pm Wednesday, June 14 at the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville. Relatives and friends are invited to meet at the cemetery at 12:15pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice, 295 Valley View Blvd. Rensselaer, NY 12144.

Guest Book

Sid and Joy Batty

Shirley, Rhonda, and family.

So sorry to hear about Ron's passing. As neighbors we have only known you two for 6 years , but consider you as our friends and we always enjoyed your company and our conversations together.

Rest in peace friend.

Sid and Joy

Eugene Hickok

Ron and I spent many of hours together, commuting and taking breaks. He taught me so much! Let happy memories carry you through you time of sorrow. RIP until you meet again! Gene

Susan Murphy Joy

Rhonda so sorry to hear of your loss of your dad

Diane and Jerry D'Alessandro

Shirley, we are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.