Longtime Venice resident Nicholas H. March, a US Navy veteran who served in World War II, has died. He was 85.

March, who was born in Culver City on August 9th, 1924 and died December 18th, lived in the Venice area for 37 years.

He was known to be generous, loving and kind-hearted and he will be greatly missed, his family said.

March is survived by his wife Nedina Coronel; daughter Nikki Jo and son Roland; grandsons Cristopher and Joshua and granddaughter Joannalyn; and great granddaughter Megan.

He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, best friends and other relatives.

At his request, cremation will take place and scattering of the ashes at sea will be done privately.