Category Archives: Tributes

R.I.P., Marian McKew (1995)

By Jackie Nickel (The Essex Times, January 4th, 1996) As many of you know, my mom, Marian McKew, died of lung cancer two days before Christmas, 1995. First, I want to thank everyone who visited the funeral home, sent flowers, … Continue reading

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Matriarch of Back River Neck peninsula looks back on 100 years

By Jackie Nickel (Avenue News, 11/26/2006) On Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006, Mrs. Mae Beck greeted over 100 guests at her 100th birthday party wearing a gold locket well over 100 years old. “My father gave it to my mother on … Continue reading

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A penny for your thoughts. A Nickel for your memories.

My friend Scott Huffines’ mom, Jackie Nickel, passed away on Friday, August 17, 2007 at the age of 65 after a 6-year battle with cancer. All of us expect death as part of the birth-school-work-death cycle, but it always comes too soon. Jackie’s was too soon.
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Jackie Nickel Gone But Not Forgotten

Local journalist, community activist passed away from cancer in 2007, but her legacy lives on. By Anna Renault, Essex.patch.com, 11/22/2010 Did you ever have an attack of nostalgia? You know when you feel a little wistful, have a little longing … Continue reading

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Champions of Courage

Champions of Courage by Kevin McDonough My “Champion of Courage” is Jackie Nickel. She was a writer and reporter for the Baltimore County newspaper “The Avenue News.” She passed away August, 2007. Ms. Nickel taught me to fight for what … Continue reading

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Goodbye to a dear friend

Avenue News, August 27, 2007 TO: The Editor FROM: Keith Roberts It was with a great deal of sadness that I learned of the untimely passing of Jackie Nickel this past Friday. I had the honor and privilege of calling Jackie one … Continue reading

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Plaque dedicated in Jackie Nickel’s honor

Photo By Anna Ren­ault Thomas Nickel, grandson of the late Avenue News columnist, editor and reporter Jackie Nickel, is pictured with a plaque in Jackie’s honor which was dedicated on what would have been Jackie’s 68th birthday on July 28. … Continue reading

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