Nicholas J. Chick

07/09/2013 2:12 PM |

Former Southold resident Nicholas J. Chick died June 30 at Normandie Ridge Senior Living Community in York, Pa. He was 96 years old.

He was born March 7, 1917, in Peekskill, N.Y., to Joseph and Mary (Lasorsa) Chick. A U.S. Navy veteran, he served in World War II and was later employed as an elementary school administrator with the Mattituck-Cutchogue School District until his retirement in 1979. He was a member of the New York State Retired Teachers Association, American Legion, Knights of Columbus and St. Joseph R.C. Church in Dallastown, Pa. Family members said he was an avid golfer and Penn State football fan.

Mr. Chick is survived by his wife of nearly 70 years, Ruth (née Gettel); a daughter, Mary Lou Rohrbaugh; a son, Joseph; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a sister and two brothers.

The family received visitors July 3 at Heffner Funeral Chapel and Crematory, the Rev. David Brinker, chaplain of Normandie Ridge, officiating. Burial with military honors by the York County Veterans Honor Guard followed at Susquehanna Memorial Gardens. All services took place in York, Pa.

Memorial donations may be made to Normandie Ridge, 1700 Normandie Dr., York, PA 17408.