Timothy E. Nickum, 65, of Avon, died Saturday October 6, 2007 at University Hospital, of complications from leukemia.
He was born May 7, 1942, in Cincinnati, and had been a resident of Avon for 36 years.
Mr. Nickum was an Avon Ward 3 Councilman for the past eight years and served on the Planning and Zoning committees for several years. He was a passionate leader and spearheading force behind the planning and building of the Avon Senior Center. His hard work and dedication to the Center was an example of his advocacy of the Seniors and long term residence of the city of Avon.
Mr. Nickum worked in the power tool industry since the age of 18, and was the owner of Kay Dee Air and Electric Tool Co. in Cleveland from 1987 until his retirement in 2005. He was an avid golfer, loved to travel with his family and friends, and spend time with his dog, Gracie.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Joan (nee Ryan); sons, Tim, Jr. (Donna) of Sheffield Village, Jim of Lorain, Steve (Heather) of Avon; daughters, Teresa (Dan) Fischer of Avon Lake, and Pamela (Eric) Schmidt of Cincinnati; sister, Claire DeMaris of Cincinnati; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Marion.
Friends may call Tuesday, October 9 2007, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. at the Misencik Funeral Home, 36363 Detroit Rd., Avon, where Services will be Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at 11 A.M. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Avon.
Memorial contributions may be made at any Fifth Third Bank, C/O Sheila Kepic (Leukemia patient and friend of the family).