George Edward Nientimp

February 5th, 1931 - October 5th, 2017

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          George Edward Nientimp, age 86, passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at the Erie VA Medical Center.  A lifelong Erie resident he was born on February 5, 1931 a son of the late Edward George and Ruth (Volk) Nientimp.


          He attended St. John the Baptist elementary school and Cathedral Preparatory School before enlisting in the U.S. Navy in 1951.  He served aboard the USS Beatty as a Fire Control Technician during the Korean Conflict.  After his Navy service of 8 years, he returned to Erie.  He was an electrician by trade and a lifelong member of the IBEW Local 56.  He was also a lifetime member of the VFW Post 470.


          Survivors include his wife, Shirley Ann (Popovich) Simon Nientimp; six children, George Nientimp, Nancy Wood, Donna Pavao, Gregory Nientimp, Laura Perry and Gerald Nientimp all of Fall River, MA; a step-daughter, Christina Ann Brucato, husband Jim, of Tamarac, FL; and his siblings, Edward Nientimp (Ann), John Nientimp (Joan), Norma Desser, and Janet Sherr (Howard) all of Erie.


          In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Coffey and Barbara Vitelli Davis; two grandchildren, Jason and Darcy Nientimp; a step son, Thomas Neal Simon and the mother of Georges children, Theresa (Oliviera) Nientimp.


          George’s family would like to thank the staff at the Erie VA Medical Center for their compassion and professional care. No calling hours will be observed.  To share condolences please visit

          Memorials may be made in George’s memory to the Erie VA Medical Center, 135 East 38th St., Erie, PA  16504 or the Darcy Nientimp Nursing Scholarship, 795 Middle St., Fall River, MA, 02721.