Robert B. Nix

Born: Mon., May 13, 1929
Died: Tue., Jan. 17, 2012


Services are to be announced


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Robert B.  Nix,  82,  January  17, 2012
at Presentation Nursing and Rehabilitation, Brighton MA after 20  
years of parkinsons. Longtime resident of Beacon Hill, Boston, born  
and grew up in Belmont MA,  graduate Belmont High School 1947,  
Harvard College 1951, and Harvard Business School 1953.
He served two years in the army during the Korean era.
Early in his  financial career he was employed by  Simplex Wire and  
Cable, Dewey and Almy and Laboratory for Electronics (LFE). In the  
'60's he worked for a doctor's clinical testing laboratory which led  
to helping found Clin-Chem Laboratories, Commonwealth Ave, Boston.  
For whom he worked in sales while being a key financial officer for  
many years.  In semi retirement he sold Chevrolets and Subarus for a  
major dealer on Commonwealth Avenue.

He travelled extensively in Europe and Latin America,
being conversant in Portugese, Spanish, Italian and French.
From childhood he held a sincere interest in Latin America
and wrote his Harvard  thesis on the economics of Venezuela. He was  
an avid skier  in Europe, New England, Quebec the western US and  
Argentina.  His other sports were tennis and ice hockey. Till his  
last days he was a very entertaining story teller,  based on his true  
experiences.

Surviving, Harriet Virginia Cohen of San Rafael, California, Joseph  
P. Nix, Jr. Big Bear City, California, one cousin, Priscilla Sheldon  
of Reading MA. 4 nieces, 4 nephews, 6 grandnieces, 3 grandnephews,  
all of California. And his ski group dear close friends of 50 years.  
Per his request no services are planned.

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