Emily Nicholas, active Reformed Presbyterian member

By on August 21, 2013

Emily Vyvienne Elizabeth Martin Nicholas, 83, of Lititz, died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, surrounded by loved ones.

Born March 11, 1930, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Emily grew up in the Chicago area, where she trained as a registered nurse at St. Luke’s Presbyterian. After marrying her high school sweetheart, she raised three children in Hatboro, and was an active member of Calvary Presbyterian Church of Willow Grove for 42 years and Reformed Presbyterian Church of Ephrata for 10 years. She will be remembered for her smile, her knitting, her stylish hats, and her enduring faith as she fought multiple sclerosis for 64 years.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years: Thomas Alvin; her sister: Mary Evelyn Green; her children: Mary Elizabeth (Mary Beth) Lake (Larry), James Robert (Bonnie) and Thomas Everett (Linda); seven grandchildren with four spouses; and one great-grandchild: Emily Joy.

A service was held Aug. 17 at Reformed Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Locust St., Ephrata. Memorial contributions can be made to Reformed Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Locust St., Ephrata, PA 17522 or to Moravian Manor, 300 West Lemon Street, Lititz, PA 17543.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at stradlingfuneralhome.com.

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