Phillip William Nimeskern

Phillip William Nimeskern, aged 82, passed away on November 7, 2012 after a brief illness.  The son of the late George and May Nimeskern, he was a lifelong resident of Quincy.   During the Korean conflict, he served in the US Army.  After leaving the Army, he worked as an electronics technician for the Federal Aviation Agencyand was Sector Chief in charge of the Winthrop Radar Site.  After retirement, he taught avionics at Wentworth Institute of Technology for several years.  He volunteered  as a member of Project RE-SEED, mentoring science in the Quincy Public Schools. He was an avid fisherman who could fillet a minnow if a grandchild had caught it.  Phill was a passionate reader interested in science and many other  subjects.  He was an active member of St. Mary’s Church, West Quincy.  He was active as a Boy Scout leader and was Cub Master for Pack 30 and Scout Master for Troop 32.  He is a member of the American Legion, Cyril P. Morrisette Post #294. He is survived by Jeanne (Otis) Nimeskern, his wife of 60 years.  He is also survived by his sister, Betty Nimeskern of Springfield, MA.  His beloved children are Patricia and her husband Jerry Gager  of Laurel, Maryland; Phillip Nimeskern and his wife Lynn Noel of Waltham, MA;  Kathryn O’Neill and Tim Wong of Marlborough, MA; Beth and her husband David Rossi of Pepperell, MA;  and Debra and her husband James Silva of Wareham, MA.  His beloved grandchildren are Michael Gager of Crofton, MD; William and his wife Katherine Gager of Columbia, MD; Jeanette and her husband Matthew Stair of Burtonsville, MD; James Rossi of Allston, MA; Patrick Rossi of Ketchum, ID and Kaitlyn Rossi of Pepperell, MA.  Phill leaves many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will celebrated at Saint Mary’s Church, 95 Crescent St., Quincy, Tuesday, November 13 at 10 o’clock. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., EAST MILTON, Monday 4 – 8 pm. Interment at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne at 1:00 pm.   If desired contributions in Phillip’s memory may be sent to St. Mary’s Church.