Rio Rancho Observer - February 7, 2003
Nicholae Francis Gaech, 86, a resident of Rio Rancho since 1975, passed away on Tuesday, February 4, 2003. He came to New Mexico from New Jersey. Nicholas was born December 6, 1916 in Biloxi, Mississippi. He had worked for the Riverdales Plastics, manufacturing toys, before retiring. He had been a member of the American Legion of 55 years, a past Commander of the American Legion Post 118; was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.
Nicholas was preceded in death by his wife of voer 50 years, Doris C. Geach in 1998. He is survivied by his daughter, Linda Fowler and her husband Scott of Rio Rancho; one sister Frances Zingler; two grandchildren, Amanda and Tamara Fowler, and two nieces in New York. A private interment was held in the National Cemetery in Santa Fe.