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January 3, 1930 ~ January 18, 2024 (age 94) 94 Years Old
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Regis L. Nichter, 94, of Butler passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 18, 2024. He was born on January 3,1930 to the late Lawrence and Anna (Kohnen) Nichter. Regis was a devoted husband for 58 years to the late Elizabeth E. (Bikowsky) Nichter.
Regis served as a medic in Germany during the Korean war. After he was honorably discharged, he worked for the United States Postal Service as a mail carrier for 35 years. Regis owned his upholstery business with good friend William (Bill) McGee. He was a lifetime member of All Saints Parish, Saint Peters Church where he served as an usher and committee member. He was also a life time member of the Knights of Columbus and the 112 th Infantry Regiment Association, also a member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars, Toastmaster International and the American Legion. For 30 years, he volunteered for the Moraine Trails Council where he served as a Cubmaster, Troop committee member, District Chairman, Training committee member, Council Commissioner and Council Vice President. He was awarded the Silver Beaver Award for Moraine Trails Council BSA and the Saint George Emblem from the Diocese of Pittsburgh. He also obtained his private pilot license.
Regis had many hobbies throughout his life. He achieved a perfect bowling score of 300 in the 1970’s. He also enjoyed building and working with his hands, learning about technology on his computer and loved a good game of golf.
Regis was a proud husband, father, brother, grandfather, and friend. He was what is defined as a “Family Man”. Regis is survived by his children: Theresa (Philip) Piroch, Joe (Beth) Nichter, Ronald Nichter, and Patricia (Timothy) Gray; and grandfather of Jacob and Marissa Nichter. He is also survived by his sisters Catherine (Jack) Mckain and Joan (Jimmy) Haley. Along with his wife and parents, he was perceived in death by his sister Rita Plyler.
Family and friends will be received on Tuesday, January 23 from 5-7 PM in the SPENCER D. GEIBEL FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, 140 NEW CASTLE RD. BUTLER, PA 16001, WWW.SPENCERDGEIBEL.COM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 AM on Wednesday, January 24 in All Saints Parish, St. Peter R.C. Church. Entombment will be held at Calvary Cemetery.