Dorothy M. Nicklaus, 94, Schick Electric worker, enjoyed cruises, spending time with her family

By on April 4, 2018

Dorothy M. Nicklaus, 94, of Lancaster, passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Pleasant View Retirement Community in Manheim.

She was born in Lititz to the late Frank Z. and Helen E. (Weit) Richwine. Dorothy was the wife of the late Paul C. Nicklaus, who died in 2003.

Dorothy was employed at Schick Electric, Inc., for 15 years and retired in 1979 when the Schick factory closed in Lancaster. Previously, she worked at Hamilton Watch Company also in Lancaster. She also served as a financial secretary for Pennsylvania Catholic Beneficial League for 20 years.

She enjoyed traveling and cruises with her husband Paul, playing cards, and bingo. Dorothy also enjoyed spending time with her family, friends, and was very proud of her four grandchildren and great-granddaughter. She was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church.

Dorothy is survived by her two sons: Paul C. Jr., married to Elaine of Manheim; and James S. married to Marianne Nicklaus of Elizabethtown; a daughter-in-law: Carol A. Nicklaus; her four grandchildren: Lori J., David H., Jill M., and Kevin J.; and her great-granddaughter: Kayla.

She was preceded in death by her son: Donald L. Nicklaus; her three sisters: Mary J. Nagley, Edna H. Pipkin, and Grace E. Groff; and her two brothers: Paul L. and Frank R. Richwine.

Services were held April 3 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Lancaster with Rev. Steven Fauser officiating. Burial followed at St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Dorothy to St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 501 E. Orange St., Lancaster, PA 17602; or The American Cancer Society, 314 Good Drive, Lancaster, PA 17603.

To send online condolences, visit Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, Lancaster, handled the arrangements.

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