Robert “Bob” Lee Nicholls

June 11, 1929 - April 22, 2022
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Robert L. Nicholls, age 92, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 22, 2022.   A Nebraska native and a Silver Palm Eagle Scout, Bob graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder with honors. He earned both his Master’s Degree and PhD in Civil Engineering at Iowa State University, where he met hisContinue Reading

Keith Nichols left a message on March 18, 2024:
Bob and I roomed in the same house at Iowa State U, and he was the most cheerful guy I can recall from that era. Also the most organized, with his work space arranged carefully at all times. There was no doubt that he was cut out to do civil engineering, while several of my student friends were still floundering as grad students.
Amala Fahey left a message on May 22, 2022:
Dearest Carol, Dearest Carol, What a remarkable human being your father was. His life was full of adventure and service to humankind. You, as his daughter, reflect his compassionate spirit and lively intelligence. My heart goes out to you and your mother. Namaste, Amala
Craig Lamison left a message on May 21, 2022:
Bob was one of my Civil Engineering professors at UD, and one of the best: Foundations and Substructures, if I remember correctly. I definitely remember his smile. Until I read the obituary, I didn't realize he had graduated from the University of Colorado. I estimate his enrollment might have overlapped part of the period my Dad was going there -- thus leading to my being born in Boulder in 1951. Since my Dad was the University Planner and Architect back in the day, I wonder if they knew the connection? I imagine they are catching up now if they didn't.
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Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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