Nellie Cichoski, 88, formerly of South Heights and Aliquippa, was reunited with her husband, Leon, on Sunday morning, May 17, 2015. Her passing occurred at Trinity Oaks, Brighton Township.Born January 14, 1927, at home in Nettle Hill (Waynesburg, Greene County), she was a daughter of the late Tapp and Janet Lucy (Roberts) Thomas. A graduate of Ambridge High School, Nellie first was employed at J&L Steel Wire Mill in Aliquippa until 1953, then became a waitress at the Maple Dale Restaurant in South Heights, then moved on to become a glass grinder at Phoenix Glass Co., from where she retired, and lastly working at and retiring from Cater Air at the airport. She and her husband, Leon, were united in marriage on June 3, 1947. They were inseparable until his passing on June 27, 2006. A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Nellie was always willing to lend a hand in the raising of her beloved grandchildren. She enjoyed taking her family on vacations, including to parks and camping in Clarion County. She was known to take casino trips to Mountaineer Park and Las Vegas, as well as Denver, CO. She had a wonderful sense of humor and was, by nature, a procrastinator; she did everything at the last minute, including completing her income taxes on April 15th at the 11th hour, and Christmas shopping on Christmas Eve. Her family remembers her for making the best potato pancakes, but she did not leave the recipe for them.She will be sadly missed by her children, Janice Relich and her husband, Joseph, of Center Township, Teresa Quinn, of Calcutta, OH and Leon Cichoski and his wife, Debbie, of Industry; eight grandchildren, Michael (Valerie) Cichoski, Leon Cichoski, Scott Savage (Debbie), Brian Savage, Krystal Quinn, Brittany Quinn, Louis (Felicia) Quinn and Tom F. Cichoski; 11 great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Michael, Patrick and Ian Savage, Shawn, Madison and Dylan Savage, Alex Winkle, Katie Cichoski, Landen Benjamin, and Joey Quinn; three great-great-grandchildren, Anthony, Ethan and Tegan Savage and a brother, Philip Thomas.In addition to her husband and parents, Nellie was preceded in death by a daughter and her husband, Barbara and Rich Savage; a son, Tom; a son-in-law, Louis Quinn, Jr.; two grandsons, Travis Cichoski and Danny Savage, four sisters, Lucy Smith, Mary Thomas, Peg Louk and Phyllis Selson and a brother, Clyde Lewis.Friends will be received Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services, 1119 Washington Avenue, Monaca, where funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Hopewell Township.The family wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to Nancy Simmons and the staffs at Trinity Oaks and Gateway Hospice for the compassionate care Nellie received.To share online condolences, get directions and other information, please visit simpsonfuneralhome.com.