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December 14, 2010, Volume 57, No. 15

Mr. Nichols, Museum Catering Co.


Bruce Nichols, manager of the Museum Catering Co. for over 20 years, passed away November 30 of leukemia at age 62.

After opening the Museum Catering Co. in 1989 with his wife, Mr. Nichols eventually gained an exclusive contract with the Penn Museum. He is responsible for bringing internationally renowned beer expert Michael Jackson to the Penn Museum’s annual beer dinner and tasting event. Mr. Jackson continued to come to the event until his passing in 2007.

Mr. Nichols was the co-founder and chairman of Philly Beer Week, an annual event that was named Best Event of the Year in Philadelphia magazine’s2008 Best of Philly issue. In addition, he was a former president of the Greater Philadelphia Restaurant and Purveyors Association.

Mr. Nichols received his BA in English from Hamilton College.

He is survived by his wife, Beatrice; his brother, David; and sisters, Carol Giocco and Jane Nichols.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 29, 11 a.m. at St. Marks Church, 1625 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19103.





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Almanac - December 14, 2010, Volume 57, No. 15