Macauley G. "Mackie" Nicholes, 70, was remembered Wednesday at a candlelight vigil in front of the pizza restaurant that he founded with his wife Roxanna in 1972. Nicholes died Monday.
Rhonda Figg, Harrisburg, said Mackie's stories sometimes bent the truth but always entertained. His volatile personality was famous around town.
"Mackie would lose his temper with me and fifteen minutes later he would come back crying, apologizing and hugging me" she said at the vigil.
William "Bosco" Watson said, "If you became friends with Mackie, you had a friend for life."
Bosco spoke of Mackie's love for sports and later for travel around the world.
Charlotte Taborn spoke of his warmth and concern for others.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 28, 2013, at the First Presbyterian Church of Harrisburg. The Rev. Sam Foskey will officiate. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 25, 2013, at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg.
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