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Richard Cole Nicodemus


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Richard Cole Nicodemus went home to be with the Lord on December 30th, 2023. Richard was born on February 16, 1947 in Roaring Spring, PA. Raised in Martinsburg, PA to Richard W Nicodemus and Betty (Morgan) Nicodemus until 1982 when he moved to Arizona for the remaining years of his life.

1965 graduate from Central Highschool, Martinsburg PA, received his architect degree at New York Tech School; a Vietnam Era Veteran stationed in Germany where he was an engineer.

Architect and super intendent for Nicodemus construction in Martinsburg, PA from 1969-1982. Architectural Designer for Lesher Mahoney 1982-1985. Helped design, build and work at the Goldfield Mining Town of Apache Junction from 1989-1992.
Where the Church on the mount and Mammoth Steak House were two of the iconic structures he helped build.
He was a retired mine tour guide and a head cook at the Mammoth Steak house and Saloon.
Richard enjoyed a good game of golf, watching Penn State Football basketball on tv, westerns, and Looney Tunes Cartoons, spending time sharing stories on the deck of the Mammoth Steak House Saloon with his close friends (extended family) after Church at Church on the Mount and for Mammoth Mondays, telling stories and discussing all the world’s problems at happy hour on Fridays in his trailer park with more friends (extended family), enjoying mornings on his patio having coffee with his girl (pup) Tandy as he enjoyed his view of the Superstitious Mountains. He always said, “I love my Arizona”

Preceded in death by his father, Richard Wesley Nicodemus and mother, Betty (Morgan) Nicodemus both of Martinsburg PA and Ahwatukee, AZ. Ex Wife and mother of his children Edna (Manspeaker) Nicodemus, unborn great great grandchild in Heaven.

Survived by daughter Crystal Nicodemus of Martinsburg, son Richard (Rich) Nicodemus of Martinsburg, PA, grandson Wesley Flaugh of East Freedom, PA, and younger sister Debbie (Nicodemus) Snyder of Roaring Spring, PA, Uncle Don Nicodemus of Ohio, Aunt Lois (Johnny) Wolf and many family and friends who loved him dearly.

Celebration of his life is to be determined as children arrange time to travel to Apache Junction in February.

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  1. Jean shellenberger says:

    Crystal and Family. Bill and I want to express our sympathy to you and your family. Prayers for all.

  2. Gary Bechtel says:

    I’m sorry to hear about Dick’s passing. Dick and I went to school together, and graduated from Central in 1965. Growing up we lived 3houses apart. and I guess you could say we were best of friends He was a good guy and will be missed.

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Richard Cole Nicodemus


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Richard Cole Nicodemus went home to be with the Lord on December 30th, 2023. Richard was born on February 16, 1947 in Roaring Spring, PA. Raised in Martinsburg, PA to Richard W Nicodemus and Betty (Morgan) Nicodemus until 1982 when he moved to Arizona for the remaining years of his life.

1965 graduate from Central Highschool, Martinsburg PA, received his architect degree at New York Tech School; a Vietnam Era Veteran stationed in Germany where he was an engineer.

Architect and super intendent for Nicodemus construction in Martinsburg, PA from 1969-1982. Architectural Designer for Lesher Mahoney 1982-1985. Helped design, build and work at the Goldfield Mining Town of Apache Junction from 1989-1992.
Where the Church on the mount and Mammoth Steak House were two of the iconic structures he helped build.
He was a retired mine tour guide and a head cook at the Mammoth Steak house and Saloon.
Richard enjoyed a good game of golf, watching Penn State Football basketball on tv, westerns, and Looney Tunes Cartoons, spending time sharing stories on the deck of the Mammoth Steak House Saloon with his close friends (extended family) after Church at Church on the Mount and for Mammoth Mondays, telling stories and discussing all the world’s problems at happy hour on Fridays in his trailer park with more friends (extended family), enjoying mornings on his patio having coffee with his girl (pup) Tandy as he enjoyed his view of the Superstitious Mountains. He always said, “I love my Arizona”

Preceded in death by his father, Richard Wesley Nicodemus and mother, Betty (Morgan) Nicodemus both of Martinsburg PA and Ahwatukee, AZ. Ex Wife and mother of his children Edna (Manspeaker) Nicodemus, unborn great great grandchild in Heaven.

Survived by daughter Crystal Nicodemus of Martinsburg, son Richard (Rich) Nicodemus of Martinsburg, PA, grandson Wesley Flaugh of East Freedom, PA, and younger sister Debbie (Nicodemus) Snyder of Roaring Spring, PA, Uncle Don Nicodemus of Ohio, Aunt Lois (Johnny) Wolf and many family and friends who loved him dearly.

Celebration of his life is to be determined as children arrange time to travel to Apache Junction in February.

Please direct memorials and donations to [email protected]
and
[email protected]

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2 responses to “Richard Cole Nicodemus”

  1. Jean shellenberger says:

    Crystal and Family. Bill and I want to express our sympathy to you and your family. Prayers for all.

  2. Gary Bechtel says:

    I’m sorry to hear about Dick’s passing. Dick and I went to school together, and graduated from Central in 1965. Growing up we lived 3houses apart. and I guess you could say we were best of friends He was a good guy and will be missed.

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