Claude L. Nicely, 86, GM plant security officer

October 22, 2003

Claude L. Nicely, a retired General Motors Corp. security officer, died of multiple organ failure Saturday at the Cromwell Center nursing home in Towson. He was 86.

Mr. Nicely was born in Lundale, W.Va., and raised in Covington, Va. He moved to Baltimore in 1942 when he went to work in security for GM's Broening Highway plant. He retired in 1982.

A longtime Gardenville resident, Mr. Nicely was active in a monthly organization of GM retirees that met regularly for breakfast. He also was a Civil War buff.

"His life had been his work, and he enjoyed getting together with former co-workers," said a granddaughter, Julie Ann Nicely of Westminster.

Mr. Nicely was a member of Gatch Memorial United Methodist Church.

Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. today at the Miller-Dippel Funeral Home, 6415 Belair Road.

Surviving are his wife of 64 years, the former Gertrude L. Crews; two sons, Gerald W. Nicely of Las Vegas and Charles M. Nicely of Dundalk; four granddaughters; and five great-grandchildren.

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