Richard G. Nicholson passed away on June 11, 2013 at the age of 88, with both daughters by his side. Richard was born in Princeton, Illinois on July 15, 1924. He was from a family of four brothers and two sisters. Dick served as a proud Marine during WW II as did two of his brothers and one sister; another brother was in the Army. He played baseball after the war and was at spring training with the Cleveland Indians when a line drive hit him and broke his pitching shoulder thus ending his playing career. Loving baseball as he did, he decided to go to Broadcasting school. In the 1950's he was the home team announcer for the then Modesto Reds (Nuts now) and became a sportscaster for KTRB, announcing local high school football and basketball games into the 60's. He also announced for the California Relays.
He was a charter member of the Sportsmen of Stanislaus Club. He was fortunate to have met and interviewed many top athletes. One of his sports casting highlights was when he was asked to interview for the job of Oakland A's broadcaster. He remained an avid baseball fan throughout his life. One of his fondest memories was teaching the many friends of his daughters to water ski in their youth, spending every summer weekend at Turlock Lake.
He leaves two daughters, Judy Eubank (Hall), Peggy Sellers (Jerry), four grandchildren, Stacy Vasquez, Courtney Fraiser, Erik Sellers and Kevin Sellers and three great grandchildren, Christian, Justin, and Camrynn. He is survived by one brother, Roger Nicholson. He was preceded in death by his former wife, Harriett Nicholson and wife Jesina Nicholson. Dick led a full life and will be missed dearly by his family and friends