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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Hilary Nix Mayo
   Posted Sat January 21, 2012
My Uncle Rob was a formative person as my brothers, Joe, Ben, and Andy and I grew up. For us, as kids living in California, he was our funny and sophisticated uncle who lived a bon vivant life we really couldn't even imagine. It was a big deal when he came to visit. He liked to sleep in and we would wait anxiously for him to wake up because then the stories began. He taught me many things; a few were to not take yourself too seriously, to enjoy vocabulary and good grammar, and to go and see the world outside of the United States. He will be remembered and missed.

Joe Nix
   Posted Tue January 24, 2012
I have started a memorial webpage for my brother on my site.
Via Google you can find it along with memoirs of our growing up in Belmont. I've listed 25 places where he skied along with his postcard notes for each. I have many fond tales to post since I have saved all his correspondence. He left four nephews not 3 as listed.

Bonnie Campbell Billings
   Posted Thu March 22, 2012
Would like to be able to find and access joe Nix's web site that he refers to.

I have some wonderful photos of RB.

Did someone retrieve the many postcards that RB sent to his friends, many of which were returned to him and which he enjoyed rereading, remembering, in his own words, his experiences from near and far?

Bonnie. (one of RB's ski group of dear close friends of 50 years)

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