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Brian D. Nye, 42, a quality-control inspector at Nuttall Gear, Wheatfield, died Thursday (Oct. 18, 2001) in his Niagara Falls home following a lengthy illness.

He was born in Niagara Falls and was a former resident of Bergholz.

After his graduation from Niagara-Wheatfield High School, Nye worked in several machine shops before working at Nuttall Gear. Nye became the quality-control inspector after working there for 15 years.

He was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, Bergholz, and enjoyed coffee, pets, racing at the Ransomville Speedway and fishing. In addition, he liked to hunt, do home improvements, travel and help those in need.

Nye married the former Arlene J.M. Hill in 1993.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, David Smith of Niagara Falls and Jordan Smith of the Tuscarora Indian Reservation; two daughters, Tia F. Smith and Charlotte Smith, both of Niagara Falls; his mother, Margo Nye of Bergholz; a sister, Becky Silvis of Wuerzburg, Germany; a brother, Brent of Niagara Falls; his grandmother, Hazel Wiegand of Wheatfield; and two grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in St. James Lutheran Church, Niagara Road and Rohr Street, Bergholz. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery, Bergholz.


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