CHRISTOPHER (BUB) ERIC NICHOLAS

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Christopher (Bub) Eric Nicholas, age 33, passed away at his home unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, in Fairfax, VA.  He was born on April 6, 1983 at EMMC in Bangor, ME.  The son of Laura (Nicholas) King of Princeton and Francis B. Bohanon of Baileyville.

Chris grew up in Plantation 21 Princeton, ME.  He graduated from Woodland High School in 2001.  After high school Chris worked several different jobs before he moved to Maryland to live and work with his brother Louie.  Chris started out as a junior technician and worked his way up to a Project Manager and then on to a Systems Design Engineer. There he met his wife of 6 years, Clare Burchard Nicholas and moved to Virginia.  Chris enjoyed Jui-Jitsu, disc golf, playing guitar, hunting, fishing and camping with family.  Chris was passionate about travel and went to many places around the world with Clare. They visited places like Bora Bora, Thailand, Mexico, Italy, Seychelles, Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Hawaii and always came home with stories to tell.  Chris traveled to Egypt, Morocco and England for work, which he took so much pride in.

Chris was a very outgoing person who could make friends wherever he went and made such an impact on so many people even if he knew them for only a short period of time.  He absolutely adored all his family and friends. He had a very kind heart and quick wit and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his wife, Clare Nicholas, mother, Laura King and step-father, Gary King, father, Francis Bohanon and partner Eileen Newman, Kathy Burchard, his second Mom, grandmother Mary Blanche Sockabasin who considered him the “Chosen One”, brothers Shawn Bohanon, Louie Nicholas and Paul Burchard, sisters, Faye Nicholas Socobasin, Bea Nicholas and Lorrie McDowell Nicholas, nephews, Michael Bohanon, John Socobasin, Nathaniel Nicholas, Shawn Bohanon-Lilly, and Francis Bohanon, nieces, Whitney Nicholas Roberts and her wife Karissa Roberts, Abigail Nicholas, JoAnna Socobasin and very special niece and godchild Laura Socobasin, godchild, Caleb Cormier, aunts, uncles, many cousins, and lots of friends.

There will be a celebration of his life on April 15, 2017 at his mother’s house located at 48 Rolfe Street, Princeton, Maine 2:00 P.M.