Graveside services for retired Navy Chief Petty Officer James Nickolich, 86, of Pacific Beach, will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in El Camino Memorial Park. Glen Abbey Mortuary is in charge. He died Sunday in his home.

Mr. Nickolich, a native of New Jersey, was a resident of the county for 43 years, served in the Navy 24 years, received two Bronze Stars during World War II and retired in 1946. He then worked at North Island Naval Air Station.

He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, the Fleet Reserve Association, the American Legion and the Pearl Harbor Survivors and was a San Diego police reservist from 1952 to 1958.

Survivors include his wife, Della; two daughters, Lilian Graef of Marina Del Rey, Calif., and Shirley Gee of San Diego; a son, Ben Graef of Marina Del Rey; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
SDPD 07/31/1952 - 02/19/1959
1904 - 07/31/1990
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