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Danny Nicholas

Profile Updated: August 19, 2016
Residing In
Sonora, CA USA
Spouse or Partner
Cherryl Schafer Nicholas
Occupation; retired from?
Long Term Care Insurance Broker
How many Children? Grandchildren? Great grandchildren? List ages too,
Joshua, 37; Martin, 35; Theresa, 27; Grand Daughter, Nicene, 4.
What have you been up to since you graduated?

Went on to see America, hitch hike and ride the rails east to west, fish commercially, work a horse ranch thru college, major in Philosophy, with a two yr. degree in Theology. After college and seminary I was assigned as a youth pastor in a Protestant Church in Ukiah, CA, got fired, converted over 12 yrs to Russian Orthodoxy, was even a pre-canonical Evangelical Orthodox priest for 12 years while making that change; did some church planting; married 3x, first one to a Baptist lasted 8wks, then 28yrs to a Methodist; now 10 yrs to an Orthodox lady. I've retired and moved to Sonora this year where I serve as a custodian of grounds for a Russian monastery (ROCOR) building prayer cells, doing chores for monks; working on blogging and memoir writing on my mid-life dating experience at age 54 thru 59.

What is your favorite School Story (funny or interesting memory)?

Will I ever forgive Priscilla for washing my signature Mexican serape my Junior year? Or Dianne Meyers for tricking me onto a spiritual path with her gorgeous big lips and alluring eyes? Or Rick Doty for insulting my big toe at the beach or Charlie Kirchner for whacking me on the head with a rock while hanging our Essence poetry book advertising balloon at lunch? Or myself for failing to kiss Melody Rains on the lips and settling for a gentlemanly peck on the cheek as she was crowned Homecoming Queen? Who can say. I went on to attend CalState Fullerton barefoot for two years; took a year off to work a horse ranch in Colorado, graduated San Jose State and went to seminary in Palo Alto for two years and have been failing on and off with women pretty much along the way since. Much to learn.

What is still on your "Bucket List"?

Write a book.

What would we be surprised to know about you?

I'm an introverted extrovert.

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Sep 03, 2016 at 10:27 AM
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Sep 10, 2016 at 11:10 AM

Posted on: Sep 03, 2016 at 10:19 AM

You two will be missed. You put up with me a lot back in the day.

Sep 03, 2016 at 10:17 AM

Will be good to see you! I'll be there for the Parkview deal, the thing Fri at Mikes and the Sat event. I'll be looking for me; I mean, you.

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Sep 03, 2016 at 10:15 AM
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Aug 23, 2016 at 6:41 AM

You were one of the key highlights form my last trip; you are still attending? Who are you sitting with? I'd be coming alone; 6 hr drive. I only know, counting you, maybe four other folks who are coming...still on the fence; don't know anybody who lives down there these days. I hear Dianne Meyers; Marcia Herrema, Jan, Paula...some of the Parkview Church folk are planning some pre-reunionreunion in Santa Ana. You heard about it?
How are you? Are you still alone or have you found a special someone yet?
nichdan@yahoo.com; cell and text (831) 359-7527

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Aug 18, 2016 at 9:11 PM
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Aug 18, 2016 at 8:59 PM

I''m thinking about driving down alone; Cherryl doesn't want to make the trip. She says I can go and have a great time. Hmmmm.
-Danny nichdan@yahoo.com 831.259.7517 c/t

Danny Nicholas has left an In Memory comment for John Kubas (Teacher).
Aug 15, 2016 at 1:33 PM

Threw me out of our Freshman Dance in 1963 because of my bad attitude; and I was class president at the time and in charge of the event.  Reeelaxxxxx indeed.  Nina has it right.  Coach Kubas tought me leadership;  a tough love guy to the finish.  He stood up for me and my alledged "improved attitude" a couple years later during an 1966 awards banquet when a I was a senior.  I'll always remember him playing a 45rpm "Fifteen Tons and What Do You Get by Tennesee Williams, teaching us about American History and union run towns and lack of workers rights back in the day.  A man's man.  Can't believe at 68 that I've outlived him.  He was for sure a man "made out of mud; made outta muscel and blood"; for sure...


Aug 15, 2016 at 1:33 PM

Home from travels for a few days, I stopped by in 1970 to see her pastor at Parkview Memorial Church in Santa Ana.  He was at the curb, motor running, taking off  for a hospital visit to see Carol a week or so before she died.  He had me ride shotgun on the bedside pastoral call; one I won't soon forget.  A powerfully quiet, positive, spiritual lady in a lot of pain and high fevor.  She kept her faith through it all.  She gave it away, too.  Powerful woman who impacted my life then.  Still does.  Memory Eternal.

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Jul 19, 2016 at 5:31 PM

Posted on: Jul 19, 2016 at 4:46 PM

Thanks for your note! I should pay attention here as you were THE FIRST lady I kissed in my entire life; during a slow dance at a 45RPM sock hope at your place, back yard covered patio as I recall. I had much to learn! And to update my profile; which I did just yesterday.

Thanks for encouraging me to come to the Reunion.

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Jul 17, 2016 at 12:46 PM

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Jun 28, 2016 at 2:39 PM

Posted on: Apr 08, 2016 at 9:45 AM

Hi Danny so glad you will be there. You don't know me but if I am not mistaken you held a service for us students before classes and I have always respected you for your devotion to us and your faith, thank you you for that. I see your still following your calling good job.
God bless you, Helen Janesz French

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Sep 08, 2016 at 7:29 PM

Posted on: Feb 29, 2016 at 9:59 AM

Thought you fell off a tractor got lost in a field by now. You were older than I back in the day, as I recall. Makes you 78ish now?