Island Cremations & Funeral Home ~ Merritt Island, Florida ~ 321-454-3331



October 15, 1937 - March 15, 2020

U.S. Veteran


Gerald “Jerry” F. Nicholson, 82, of Melbourne Beach, Florida, passed away suddenly on March 15, 2020.
Per his request, Jerry will be cremated. Cremation arrangements are being handled by Island Cremations in Merritt Island, Florida.
Jerry was born in New Castle, Pennsylvania on October 15, 1937. He graduated from New Castle High School in 1955 and joined the United States Marine Corp. After separting from the Marine Corp, he was employed in the air curtain industry for over 40 years in both New Castle, PA and Gardena, CA.
Jerry was married to Pauline (Lukas) Nicholson on July 27, 1963; they were married 56 years.
He enjoyed cowboy movies, spending time with his family, and was an avid golfer. Jerry “Nick” was an active member of the Eagles and Elks Fraternal Orders in New Castle, PA.
Jerry is survived by his wife Pauline of Melbourne Beach, FL, Tracy (Michael) Miller of Hermitage, PA, Todd (Debi) Nicholson of Aurora, CO, Tonya (Steve) McIlvaine of Quartz Hill, CA, grandchildren Drew, Eric and Emily Nicholson and Karissa McIlvaine, and countless family and friends.
Jerry is preceded in death by his 5 siblings, Leo Nicholson, Dave Nicholson, Dorothy Angleton, Betty DeCarbo, and Carol Martindill. The family appreciates your sympathy and prayers in this difficult time.