James D. Nicola

September 11, 1941  -  December 3, 2017


James D. Nicola, age 76, of North Side, on December 3, 2017. Loving husband of Kathleen Junghans-Nicola; son of the late George and Mary Nicola. Survived by his sister, Alice Marie Rizzo, and twin brother John R. Nicola; preceded in death by brothers, George and Joseph Nicola. Devoted Father of Barbara (the late John) Buchanan, Diane (Paul) Miller, Denice (Paula) Nicola-Golgan, Cynthia (David) Druga-Piterski; proud Grand Pap of Christopher (Katie), Adam, Casey Rose (George), Jacob, Mary (Jake), Elizabeth, Shannon, Thomas, and David; and Great-Grand Pap of Erin, Eithan, and Kylee. A graduate of Baldwin High School, Jim was a Registered Plumber at Brookline Plumber and retired from the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh. He was an avid race car driver, hunter, and Harley Davidson motorcycle owner and operator. His Family always came first, we called, he showed up, no matter what. Jim was totally dedicated to his Family. He will be greatly missed. Visitation will be held Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 12 pm - 8 pm at the JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC., 301 Curry Hollow Road, Pittsburgh, PA, 15236. A Blessing Service will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 11:30 am at the Funeral Home Chapel.


Wednesday, December 6, 12-8 PM

301 Curry Hollow Road, Pittsburgh, PA, 15236

Blessing Service

Thursday, December 7, 11:30 AM

301 Curry Hollow Road, Pittsburgh, PA, 15236

Service will be held in the funeral home chapel.

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John & Dorothy

Dear Cassie and all the family,We are so sorry for your loss of Jim. He was such a great guy---always smiling, and joking around. We have such great racing memories,and hanging out at the garage with all the crew.What fun.
It was so great seeing him last summer when we were in Pgh.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during such a difficult time.
God Bless All of You,
John & Dorothy Englert

 Posted Wed, 12/06/2017 - 8:26pm

So very sorry for your loss, Barb and families. Sending prayers. Your memories will hold him forever in your hearts.

 Posted Wed, 12/06/2017 - 10:31am

Sorry for your loss sending prayers to you and your family, may you rest in peace.

 Posted Wed, 12/06/2017 - 8:38am
Linda Soergel

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

 Posted Tue, 12/05/2017 - 7:16pm
Lucas Boland

Barb, Chris, and families - I'm very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

 Posted Tue, 12/05/2017 - 11:52am
Jim and Sandra grieser

Dear Casey and family sorry for your loss

 Posted Tue, 12/05/2017 - 10:31am
odette coe

my condolences to the faamily and friends ..sending prayers to all

 Posted Mon, 12/04/2017 - 7:41pm
odette coe

denice ,and family,
my condolences to you all sending my prayers and hugs ..

 Posted Mon, 12/04/2017 - 7:40pm
Louise P DeBor

Dear Cassie, Barbie , De and Di,
May God Bless my Godfather Uncle Jim he will forever be in my heart. I know he was one of the best guys around and it is so true if I ever needed him he was there for me. No doubt about it he and his twin brother my father John are two peas in a pod. We could always rely on one of them to have funny comments about anything to make us laugh. Uncle Jim will be missed very much by all and very very much by his twin brother John.

please remember you guys need anything to let me know I am here for you guys.
you are all in my Prayers.
Love you all
Cousin Louise

 Posted Mon, 12/04/2017 - 5:32pm

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