Source Credit: Published in the Florida Times-Union on Sept. 3, 2015

NITSCHKE Karl William Nitschke, 75, passed peacefully on August 31st 2015. He was born August 31st 1940 in Queens, New York and grew up in Haverstraw, New York. In his young adult years he lived in Londonderry, Northern Ireland and has been a resident at the beaches since 1975. Karl proudly served our country in the US Navy as a Radio Frequency and Electronic engineer. During his Naval career he participated in numerous research and development assignments traveling extensively throughout the world. After serving the Navy for over 20 years he was gainfully employed by ITT Tech, CDI Marine and the Verizon Team until retiring in 2007. Karl is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Ann; daughters, Lisa (Ed) and Katherine; grandchildren, Karla, Kristopher (Carissa), Kent, Edward III, Michael and Timothy. He was predeceased by his father William, mother Louise and brother Kent. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am, Saturday, September 5th 2015 at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church with Reverend Steven Zehler as Celebrant. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida. Please visit our online Tribute at Services under the direction and care of Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral Home