Nicoson, 81, died in July after a long illness.
Nicoson was a lawyer and first Director of the New Community Assistance Program, part of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development and the president of the Reston Historic Trust for 10 years.
He was also one of the founders of the Connection newspapers in Northern Virginia and served as its publisher for a number of years. He wrote a weekly column for five years, and, subsequently, wrote a monthly column for the Reston Times.
He also acted in productions with the Reston Community Players, served on the Reston Association Board of Directors and participated in many other groups, including the Greater Reston Arts Center, Planned Community Archives and Celebrating Special Children. He was recognized for his many community contributions by being awarded the prestigious “Best of Reston” award in 2002.
He is survived by his wife Patricia McLaughlin Nicoson, the President of the Dulles Corridor Rail Association; stepchildren William Todd Fairbairn and Mary Fairbairn Morgan; and five grandchildren.