Charles L. Nier

Born: Sun., Jun. 15, 1941
Died: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Thu., Aug. 10, 2017
Location: Holy Cross Episcopal Church

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Charles L. Nier, Jr., age 76, of North East, died on Friday August 4, 2017 at home.  He was born on June 15, 1941 in Erie, PA the son of the late Charles L. and Yvonne (Millman) Nier.  Charles graduated Westminster College and was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the United States Navy.  After active duty, he served in the United States Navy Reserve, achieving the rank of Commander and retired from the Navy after twenty-two years of service. He also owned and operated Dental Service Inc.  Charles enjoyed buying boats, cars, and model trains.  He is survived by his wife of 53 years Bethia (Forsyth) Nier whom he married on May 1, 1964; sons, Charlie Nier (Melissa) of New Hope, PA and Jason Nier (Natalie) of Quaker Hill, CT; a sister, Penny Moorhead of Madison, OH; grandchildren, Lukas, Dylan, and Logan; and several nieces and nephews.  Friends are invited to a memorial service on Thursday at Holy Cross Episcopal Church, 51 West Main Street, North East on Thursday at 11:00 am.  An interment ceremony will follow at Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery with full military honors.  Memorials may be made to Holy Cross Episcopal Church.  Please send condolences to

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Theresa & Paul Savitsky
   Posted Tue August 08, 2017
Dear Bethia & family,
We are so deeply saddened and so very sorry for your loss. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
All our love, Theresa & Paul

Rich & Mary Pat Lucia
   Posted Tue August 08, 2017
Bethia & Family,
Our Deepest Sympathy to all of you on your loss. Charlie was always sweet to the girls and me. We have fond memories from over the many years.
We hope you, Charlie, Jason and family will be blessed with great memories as well.
Lukas, Dylan and Logan were indeed, the apples of his eye!
Love you,
All of the Lucia Family

Patti Britt
   Posted Wed August 09, 2017
Bethia, my deepest sympathy to you and the kids upon Charlie's passing. I remember countless trips back and forth when our boys were in school together. Sincerely, Patti Britt

William Ralph
   Posted Wed August 09, 2017
From CWO4 William E. Ralph (USN Ret.)

I am in a nursing home undergoing rehabilitation. I am sorry that I will not be able to attend the funeral and pay my respects to my shipmate. It was an honor and a privilege to serve with Charlie. Charlie, thank you for your service. Fair Winds and Following Seas.

Boatswain Ralph

Bob Schuyler
   Posted Wed August 09, 2017
Dear friends and family of Charlie, greetings with sympathy for your loss. I was a friend of Charlie at Westminster College, primarily during our freshman year, after which our relationships and majors took us into different social circles. However, I really enjoyed knowing him and remember him well from our common life in Russell Hall, the frosh dormitory. I never knew he was from the Erie area (or forgot long ago), but it is amazing and sad we didn't find our way to each other during the past few years, because I've been a regular visitor to North East to visit my eldest brother Tom (who passed last September 17 and was buried by Elkin) and my younger brother Dr. Stanley TE Schuyler. May God bless your service of remembrance and give you comfort through your grief during the coming weeks and months.

In the love and hope of the resurrected Christ,
Bob Schuyler, Grand Rapids, MI

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