WATERFORD Rudolph J. Nikles, 71, of Cooks Court died peacefully Sunday, September 8, 2013. Born in Troy, he is the son of Rudolph G. and Anna A. Ressler Nikles of Waterford.
Living in Waterford for most of his life, Rudy coached Waterford Little League Baseball and was a communicant of St. Mary of the Assumption Church. He was a former member of the Cohoes Waterford Lodge of Elks and worked at Cluett & Peabody Co. in Troy for 28 years. More recently he had been employed as a salesperson at Troy Landscaping in Cohoes and loved cooking, grilling and golf.
Rudy served in the US Army and was stationed in Germany where he met the love of his life, Carol A. Workman Nikles. They were married for 51 years, and his main priority was always his family.
In addition to his wife and parents, Rudy is survived by his son, Jeffrey J. Nikles (David Goscinski) of Sacramento, CA, his daughter Jody A. Willetts (Ken) of Canton, GA and his siblings, Ellen Cobb (Chuck) of Walnut Creek, CA, Gail VanBuren of Herndon, VA, James Nikles (Judy) of Wisconsin and Richard Nikles (Donna) of Troy. He is also survived by 5 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home, 133 Broad St. (Rte. 32), Waterford. Interment will follow with military honors at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Waterford.
Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 4-7 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home office.
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