Stuart V. Nicholson, Jr.

stuart nicholson, jr.
Stuart V. Nicholson, Jr., 64, of Bay City, our honorable, honest and hard-working husband, father, brother, uncle and friend passed away on the afternoon of Friday, June 20, 2014 at McLaren Bay Region. Stuart was born in Bay City on April 1, 1950, the son of Stuart V. and Geraldine (Schaefer) Nicholson, Sr. He would go on to meet the former Margaret J. Kavanagh. They dated, fell in love and were united in marriage on February 7, 1969. They were blessed with over forty-five years of marriage and two loving children. Stuart worked at General Motors and after his retirement spent time working as a car hobbyist and restorer, earning countless accolades for his quality workmanship and honorable practices. He will be lovingly remembered, but forever missed by his entire family and many friends. Stuart leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife, Margaret and two children, David Nicholson and fiancé, Patricia Lobodzinski and Laura (Lenny) Bouckaert. He was the unconditional loving "pupa" of Adam Bouckaert, who was his best buddy and the light of his world. Stuart is also survived by his mother, Geraldine (Leonard) Kaczorowski; sisters, Sharon Almond, Melissa (Chris) Eichhorn; in-laws, Julie Kavanagh and husband, Larry Nelson and Mary McKiernan; aunt, "Marie" Schaefer, along with countless nieces, nephews and friends. Stuart was welcomed home to heaven by his father, Stuart V. Nicholson, Sr.; brother, Ricky Nicholson; grandparents, Hiram and Sarah Nicholson; maternal grandparents, David and Doris Schaefer; special aunt, Marian and husband, William Maxwell and brothers-in-law, Robert Almond and Phillip McKiernan. Private arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd., Hampton Twp. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at

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  1. i will never forget all the talks about cars or just about anything. always enjoyed talking with stew mike krzywosinski

  2. Stuart was a loving and caring father. I will always cherish and remember his crazy foundry stories and have fond memories of going to the cabin with him. I will never forget the one time we were camping in tents, before the cabin was built, and we heard an animal outside the tent. All of a sudden we heard a snorting noise and then a deer proceeded to pee on our tent or the time we thought we were going to be attacked by some not so friendly raccoons! He will be especially missed by my son, Adam, who was one of my father’s favorite people in the entire world. Adam hopes that his team will win the Bay County Little League tournament this week so he can dedicate the win to his papa.

  3. Sending prayers to family and friends during this difficult time. My husband and I knew Stuart for a very long time. He liked stopping by the bodyshop. We are saddened by the news of his passing. Couldn’t asked for a sweeter guy! R.I.P. Stuart

  4. Very sorry for your loss Stuart was a great man and it was a pleasure to have known him. Ivan and Pam Miller

  5. Condolences to family, Stu was a nice guy, loved his cars and was never too busy to chat, RIP. Prayers to all. Fondly, Bob & Sandy Imker

  6. My sincerest condolence to Margaret and family. Stu was a wonderful man. He always had a story to tell me and kept us all entertained. I had the great opportunity to get to know him at the office and the many fun times he was at the boat. He will be missed by many. RIP

  7. So sorry to hear of Stu’s passing, we remember him as a very nice guy. Our deepest sympathy to all of you.

  8. So very sorry for your loss. I will always have fond memorys of our long chats in the garage. Great man..

    Jeff Stothard & Family

  9. I am very sorry for your loss Margaret and family. I loved hearing your stories, Margaret, of how you and Stu met and Stu “claimed” you for his own. I know you have so many fond memories of your love. Praying for you all… Deb Kilmer

  10. My Dad was the most amazing man I knew he was a hard worker,loving father and a man with knowledge. Some of the cars he built was short of genius how he figured out problems. I am forever greatful to my father for making me who I am today without his guidance and love I would not be where I am today. I always liked going to the paint store with my dad I always got a coca cola when I went and playing catch in our back yard I loved baseball. So many memories with dad my first bike,Dad and mom built me my first car a beautiful 72 chevelle. After I moved from home and had my own home I followed in dad’s footsteps opening my own shop. Always loved dad and mom coming out to visit dad was always interested in what I was working on. But the best memory I have is knowing dad’s love for his family and our love for him.

  11. It is so hard losing a loved one…Ron and I give our sincere condolences to Margaret and family. Always remember…you are not alone.
    Ron & Dot Shorkey

  12. Stuart was a great neighbor of the years we lived next door to them. He will be greatly missed.
    Ruth and Gary Neview

  13. Matthew 5:4 “Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted.”

    My heart is heavy as I have just learned of Stu’s passing. I pray that God wrap His loving arms around Madge, her entire family, and their friends who are hurting. My sincere condolences.

    Jennifer (Hornsby) Wilkinson

  14. Margaret, We are grieved to learn of your loss and pray that you may find peace in your treasure of memories. George & Yvonne Baumann

  15. Margaret,

    So sorry to hear of Stu’s passing.
    I always enjoyed talking about Hot Rods and 34 Fords with him.
    A good man gone waaayyy too soon.

    Kerry Jezak

  16. Laura & Family, I’m sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. May you find comfort and peace in these difficult times.
    Ann (Rapin) Hayes

  17. I didn.t know Stuart or his wife but the kids went to school with my kids. in fact David now lives in the same home we once had and knew my kids Lynn and Debby Rase and went to school with them. May God bless and am so sorry he had to go at such a yound age as everything was going well with him and the familys.

  18. I am shocked to hear of Stu’s passing, I just spoke with him at the Garber car show. My deepest thoughts and prayers and heart felt condolences.

    Jim & Linda Jezak

  19. David, I remember going for a ride in that Chevelle. Just one of the very cool creations you dad made. Thinking of you and your family. Stu was a great man.

  20. Laura, I’ve been thinking about you and your family so much. I will always remember your dad and visiting with your parents through our friendship. The last time I saw him was at a surprise party that you had for Lenny. I remember having a great time talking with your mom and dad, laughing and sharing stories. My sincere condolences to you and your family, Michele West

  21. Thank You, Ann. I was just up on the Rifle River this weekend and it made me think of the canoe trip you went on with us. That was a great canoe trip 😉

  22. Thanks, Michele. And thank you for the beautiful card that you sent us and my mom. It was very thoughtful of you.

  23. Michele, It’s always a pleasure to be with or hear from you, Thank you for your kind words and thoughtful card. Margaret

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