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John Nye

John Gordon Nye of Findlay, died Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at the age of 87.
He was born Oct. 10, 1930, in Hepburn, to the late Dean A. and Grace (Dawson) Nye. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Nye (Adelsperger) in 2007. They were married for over 50 years.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Donald, Joe, Paul and Phillip; and sisters, Virginia and Mary.
He is survived by one sister, Carolyn; a brother, Dean R.; three sisters-in-law, Faye Newman, Ferne Musgrave and Carol Adelsperger; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
John grew up along the banks of the Sandusky River near Sycamore. He fondly recalled his days as a young boy, playing and fishing along the river. He grew up on a farm toiling, hunting and going to school, where he excelled in mathematics. He traveled extensively and enjoyed fishing on his own boat on Lake St. Clair. John served three and a half years in the Navy during the Korean War as a ship radar operator. After leaving the navy, he met Ruth, a school teacher, whom he married.
He attended Ohio University in Athens where he received a degree in electrical engineering. He was immediately employed by The Ford Motor Company and rose to oversee the power production facility along the Rouge River in Detroit, ultimately heading the Great Lakes shipping division for Ford. A few years after taking early retirement in his mid 50s, John and Ruth moved to Findlay in 2005. John was active in his church, St. Andrews United Methodist and in a local investment club. He was an avid golfer, winning the last match he played against his nephew.
In his last years, John spent lots of time reading, both fiction and non-fiction and sharing many restaurant meals with his sister-in-law Faye and their friend Phyllis, as well as with a group of golfing and investment club friends.
John was a kind man, loved by all who knew him.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 31, at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church in Findlay, with visitation one hour prior to the service (10-11 a.m.). The Rev. Jeffrey A. Motter will
officiate. Interment at Knollcrest Cemetery will be at a later date.
Memorials may be given to St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church.
Arrangements were handled by Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, Findlay. Online condolences are welcomed at

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