John S. Nistad of Hawley, PA passed away Monday October 15, 2012 at home. He was an NYPD Sergeant and, upon retirement, moved from Staten Island, NY and became a Real Estate Agent for Century 21/Lakeview Realty, Hawley, PA. He was a proud US Merchant Marine veteran and a member of the Delaware Valley Chapter of the American Merchant Marine Veterans Association. John was also a member of the NYPD Viking Association, Retired Sergeants Benevolent Association and Superior Officers Council.
The son of the late Sverre and Jenny (Vernoy) Nistad he was born April 25, 1928 in Brooklyn, NY. He was married to Marian (Ford) Nistad on November 12, 1948 and they were together in marriage nearly 64 years.
Survivors include his beloved wife and five children: John and his wife Melinda of Barnegat Light, NJ, Alison of Hawley, PA, James of Staten Island, NY, Erik and his wife Anne of Vernon Hills, IL, Kristian and his wife Cindy of Hawley, PA; 11 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews; his brother, Kenneth Sutherland of Staten Island, NY. He was predeceased by his grandson, Erik Kevin Nistad.
Friends may call at Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 West Harford St., Milford, PA on Thursday October 18, 2012 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 8 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to the Retired Sergeants Association, Inc. College Scholarship Fund at NYC Police Department, P.O. Box 510 Williston Park, NY 11596.