Chicago Tribune crime reporter Peter Nickeas writes a pretty darn good obituary, too

I was reading the Chicago Tribune on my iPad (via the PressReader app) while flying back from Denver last night and saw a familiar name in the obits. I guessed that the late Peter G. Nickeas was related to the Tribune crime reporter, and that grandson Peter wrote the obit (aka death notice).

“I did,” the journalist tells me. (He also wrote a longer tribute to his grandfather on Facebook.) “He was super proud I made it to the Tribune. He was serious about advancing the family name and nobody else in our line has graduated from college.”

* Obituary for Peter Gus Nickeas ( | A grandson’s tribute (
* Chasing mayhem with Tribune crime reporter Peter Nickeas (