Mountain View Voice

News - December 17, 2010

Obituaries

Andrea Elices Klein, lifelong Mountain View resident

Andrea Elices Klein, who was born on Villa Street and lived in Mountain View her entire life, died Oct. 11. She was 95.

She was preceded in death by her husband John Klein. She is survived by her children, Jere Schaefer of Mountain View and Michael Klein of Sunnyvale; her brother Frank Elices of Santa Clara; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was buried alongside her husband at the U.S. National Cemetery in Pacifica.

John Gregory Nicholas, WWII veteran

John Gregory Nicholas, a longtime Mountain View resident, died Dec. 11 at the age of 87. Services are set for 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18, at the Cusimano Family Colonial Mortuary, 96 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View.

Born in 1923, he graduated from Mountain View High School in 1941 and volunteered to join the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, serving as an airplane master mechanic in China, Burma and India. Upon his return, he had a long career at Lockheed Missiles and Space Co.

He was the vice president of Napredak Hall in San Jose, a Mason, and a member of the American Legion, Post 558.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Marche Ruth (Hand) Nicholas; his children, John G. Nicholas II and Alice Montgomery; and four grandchildren.

The family prefers memorial donations be made to the Salvation Army. An online guest book is at www.cusimanocolonial.com.

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