John A. Nicoll

John A. Nicoll, 80, of Wilmington, Delaware passed away peacefully on Monday, June 25, after a long illness.

John was born in Baltimore, Maryland to William D. Nicoll and Edith Elliott. He attended Baltimore Junior College and Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia. He practiced optometry for thirty one years with his wife Emily out of their home in Wilmington. John was a parishioner at St. John the Beloved Catholic Church, a member of the Knights of Columbus, and he played the trumpet in a volunteer orchestra.

He is survived by his wife of fifty one years, Emily Weber Nicoll, and his daughters, Michelle and Kathleen and her spouse, Richard Cote.

The funeral service and internment will be held at the family's convenience. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Enoch Pratt Free Library at the following link:



Submitted by Amin on
Dear Nicoll family, I am sorry tihear about the loss of your loved one. Unfortunately I did not know him personally but he seems like he was a great member of the community, and he will be missed greatly. I would like to share a comforting scripture with you that might help during your grieving process. Psalms 55:22 is a very encouraging scripture. It tells us “Throw your burden on Jehovah and, he himself will sustain you. Never will he allow the righteous one to totter.” It is very comforting to know that Jehovah the Almighty God offers his help in carrying our load/ problems. So as we face the difficult times we can take great comfort in Knowing that God is with us too.