Ronald Lee Nichols Jr.

By Orleans Hub Posted 23 October 2019 at 10:34 am

Ronald Nichols

Ronald Lee Nichols Jr., known as “Munchkin,” “RJ” and “FatFat,” passed away peacefully in his home, with his support dog, Clover Lily, by his side, on Oct. 20, 2019.

He is survived by his parents, Katie Riley and Ronald (Erica) Nichols; stepbrother, Garrett Austin; paternal grandparents, Ronnie and Jeannine Nichols; aunts and uncles, Jean (George Harriger) Riley, Sarah (Thomas) Schreiber, Charlie Crapo and Anthony (Brandi) Nichols; first cousins, Victoria, Lena, Shane, Tyler, Greyson and Logan; paternal great-grandmother, Roxie Nichols; and many second uncles, aunts and cousins.

He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Richard and Gayle Crapo, Thomas and Carol Riley.

A special thanks to Hospice and Essential Care, as well as all the doctors, nurses, and medical personnel who have been on this journey with us.

Munchkin was a true inspiration, and his love was endless and unconditional. His 19 years on this Earth was spent touching the lives of the people who crossed his path. While he was never able to verbally say, “I love you,” his eyes always said it for him. He had an infectious smile that would light up any room. He was well known for being loving, funny, and a bit mischievous. He loved playing Patty Cakes with his Papa, and he never missed an opportunity to snatch anyone’s hair and pull them close to his face for kisses. He enjoyed ripping up his mom’s magazines and floating around in the pool. Many hours were spent with him throwing anything he could reach to make everyone pick them up and give them back, just so he could laugh and do it again. He simply loved life! Everyone knew how special he was from the day he was born, and his light will forever shine through those who loved him.

Relatives and friends may visit Lombardo Funeral Home, Northtowns Chapel, 885 Niagara Falls Blvd., near Eggert/Sheridan Drive, on Thu., Oct. 24 from 3 to 5 p.m. A memorial service will immediately follow at 5 pm. Rev. Becky Naber will officiate.

A Celebration of Life will be held in the near future for family and friends.