Alvin Washington

Obituary of Alvin Washington

Alvin "Nicky" Washington, 91, died peacefully at home Wednesday morning, November 15, 2017, surrounded by loved ones. He was born on November 30, 1925, to parents Alma Tucker and Clifton Washington, Sr., their second child out of seven.

As a child, he attended Shiloh Baptist Church and Atlantic City Public Schools. After graduation from high school, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He returned and pursued higher education at Tuskegee University and Pratt Institute, eventually earning Master's degree in Nutrition at NYU. He went on to be an administrator and registered Dietician at several institutions and hospitals in the New York area. In the 70s, he returned to Atlantic City as the Regional Administration for Medicaid of South Jersey. Throughout his life, Nicky was involved in the founding and maintaining of his family's restaurant and catering business, Wash's, one of the few African-American businesses in the area. Wash's lasted for 75 years. He was always civil minded and was known for writing letters to the editor of The Press. He also enjoyed his many Golden Circle friends and served the GC in various capacities for many years. Over the years, he was a member of the L'Hommes de Leisure Social Club, Atlantic County Fair Housing Committee, the NAACP, the Urban League, Prince Hall Lodge 327, and Azure Temple #38. Nicky LOVED people, especially his family, and he LOVED to travel, making new friends wherever he went. After military service, he traveled to almost 50 states and 91 countries around the world. His friendship, companionship, love for life and wisdom will be missed by many people in Atlantic City and elsewhere.

He is predeceased by: parents; brothers, Clifton, Jr., Albert, and Marvin Washington; sister, Lillian R. Robinson; sisters-in-law, Elsie and Lorene Washington.

He is survived by: children, Judy A.Washington of Oakland, CA, Alicia Holman (Keith); siblings, Horace Washington (Lynne) of Oakland, CA; Jean and Doris Washington; brother-in-law, Stanley Washington; grandchildren, Keiasia and Sean Washington; and a host of family and friends.

Memorial Service will be 1PM, Saturday, November 25, 2017 at All Wars Memorial Building, 1510 Adriatic Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ.

Arrangements entrusted to Greenidge Funeral Homes, Atlantic City, where condolences may be left at www.greenidgefuneralhomes.com.