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November 5, 2012

Juanita (Leech) Nichols

The Daily Star

---- — Juanita (Leech) Nichols

NEW BERLIN — Juanita (Leech) Nichols, 83, of New Berlin, passed away Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, with her family by her side.

She was born on Dec. 4, 1928, daughter of Arthur and Georginez (Camp) Leech.

She married Julian Linn Nichols on Dec. 14, 1946, in Guilford. She worked as an inspector at Bendix for many years.

She is predeceased by her husband, Julian Nichols; two sisters, Alma Bresee and Marion Berube; five brothers, Robert Leech, Donald Leech, Arthur Leech, Edward Leech, and Allan Leech; one granddaughter, Kelly Nichols; one niece, Yvonne Spathelf; and one nephew, Henry Leech.

She is survived by her four children: Daniel L. Nichols of Cortland, Dean E. (Linda) Nichols of South New Berlin,

Roxanne M. (Michael) Brown of Otego and Michael L. (Deborah) Nichols of Morris; 22 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, six great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Burial will take place at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Butternut Cemetery, Gilbertsville with Rev. William Allen officiating. A celebration of life will immediately follow at the Morris VFW, 314 Ellis Rd., Morris, NY.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Chase Nursing Home, P.O. Box 250, New Berlin, NY 13411. Condolences may be sent to the family online at

Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.