In Memoriam



Ocala - Lt. Cmdr. Henry J. Nix, USN (Ret.) died on December 31, 2009 in Ocala, FL. He was born in the Bronx, New York, the only son of Henry and Olive Hartley Nix. He graduated from Fordham Preparatory School. 

After graduation from the Naval Academy with the Class of 1950, he served during the Korean War on the USS Carmick DMS 33 and the USS Kearsarge CVA33.  After Submarine School, he served on the USS Pickerel SS 524 and the USS Jallao SS368. His shore assignments included Submarine Squadrons 7 and 2, CINCPAC, Pearl Harbor and MSTS Brooklyn.

In 1970 he retired from the Navy and worked as an engineer for the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey. Graduating from Seton Hall Law School in 1983, he went into private practice in Piscataway, New Jersey. After his third retirement he moved to Ocala, FL in 2005. He enjoyed doing volunteer work for the Boy Scouts, National Canoe Safety Patrol, FISH, SHINE and Intergroup 17.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Margaret (Peggy) Timoney Nix, his children Robert (Concord, MA), Theresa (Clyde Hill, WA), John (Piscataway, NJ), James (Peekskill, NY), Kathleen (Fort Collins, CO), Thomas, (Manhattan, NY), and 13 grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church on January 7, 2010 at 11 AM in Candler, FL. In the spring he will be inurned at the US Naval Academy Columbarium where he will join his older son, David (USNA, 1978), who predeceased him.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a food pantry of your choice. Online condolences may be sent to Arrangements under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview.

Published in Ocala Star-Banner from January 5 to January 6, 2010

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