Elijah J. "EJ" Niklas

Born: Thu., Nov. 12, 1992
Died: Tue., May 3, 2016


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Fri., May 06, 2016
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Fri., May 06, 2016
Location: Frame Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., May 07, 2016
Location: Frame Funeral Home

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Elijah Niklas
PORT ALLEGANY —  Elijah James “EJ” Niklas, 23, of Mill Street, formerly of Pierce Brook, passed away Tuesday (May 3, 2016).
Born Nov. 12, 1992, in St. Marys, a son of James Armour Marsh and Judi Dunkle Niklas.
EJ was a 2011 graduate of Smethport High School. He was a lifelong resident of Pierce Brook.  He had been employed as an equipment operator for Duffy’s Inc. in East Smethport since high school.
EJ really enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing and riding ATVs. He also enjoyed socializing with his friends.
Surviving are his parents, Cory and Judi VanGorder of Pierce Brook; his significant other with whom he resided, Jessica Baer; a daughter, Tessa Lynne Baer; his grandfather, Bill Dunkle of Kane; his grandmother, Carol VanGorder of Pierce Brook; four brothers, Jake Niklas of Kane, Cory VanGorder Jr. and Jordan VanGorder of Pierce Brook and Keith Myers of Smethport; six uncles, Bill (Nora) Dunkle, Tom Dunkle, Alex Marsh, Roger VanGorder and Mark VanGorder, and Kenny (Ellen) Bush; three aunts, Cari (Bill) Gross, Tayna (Perry) Tanner, and Melissa (Ron) Galentine; as well as many cousins.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents Keith and Martha Marsh, Judith Dunkle, and Mark VanGorder.
Friends may call Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Wally Mapes officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be made at www.framefuneralhome.com

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Ann Dunkerton
   Posted Thu May 05, 2016
Dear Family of EJ Niklas,
We are deeply sorry to hear of your loss. We have many fond memories of Vacation Bible Schools in which EJ took part. We are praying that God will give you comfort at this difficult time. We will both be out of town and unable to attend the funeral service on Friday, but be assured of our thoughts and prayers.
With much love, Ann and Tom Dunkerton

The Renner Family
   Posted Fri May 06, 2016
We are so sorry for your loss! Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family!

Denise Haynes
   Posted Fri May 06, 2016
Cory and Judi, I'm so very sorry for the loss of your son. You and your family will be in my prayers. If there is anything I can do please don't hesitate to ask.

DIANE Vulgamore
   Posted Fri May 06, 2016
We here at Olson-Tenglund, inc just wanted you to know how much we enjoyed and liked E.J. He was always very pleasant and had a smile. He will be missed.

John & Michelle Domarsky
   Posted Sat May 07, 2016
You have our deepest sympathy. So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family. Just wanted you to know that we're thinking of you.Our heart goes out to you all. Love you guys.

Robert A Tanner
   Posted Sun May 08, 2016
Judy and Cory, me and Tracy are very sorry for your loss. A loss of a child so young makes it even harder to understand. Our prayers go out to you and all his family. One memory in particular came to mind when he was a baby here and we took pictures of him by the giant crayon box I had.

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