Joseph Nickle, 1952-2019

Joseph Ward Nickle of Millington, MD, passed away peacefully at home March 1, 2019, after battling pancreatic cancer for over three years. He was born in Elkton, MD on February 28, 1952, to Ward B. and Rose (Hague) Nickle.

He is survived by his wife Joan Berwick, his sons Jason, Ward, Joe and Josh, brothers John and David (Elkton), sister Teresa Figlow (Clark Summit, PA), step-daughter Grace Kelly Wright (Millington), and ten grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his brother Charles and step-daughter Erin Kelly.

He was an Army Veteran serving in the Vietnam era. He was most recently employed by Atlantic Tractor (Cecilton). Prior to that he was Co-Owner of Nickle’s Market in Elkton.

Joe was most proud of being part of his other family, the Order of Isshin-Ryu and the Hombu Dojo in Elkton, having attained the rank of Black Belt in 1985.

He enjoyed creating shade and butterfly gardens, repairing musical instruments, playing guitar, keeping the wild birds fed, helping others, and making Joanie happy.

He was known to be a quiet and kind man; a hard worker, good neighbor, and loving husband and grandfather.