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Alexander Nichols

Kensington, Ca, California

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Alexander V. Nichols

October 9, 1924 - March 9, 2015

Professor Emeritus Alexander Vladimir Nichols, Ph.D. of the University of California at Berkeley, passed away at home surrounded by his family after a long battle with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS). Alex was a professor of Biophysics who...

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My deepest condolences and prayers to you and family, Sally.

What a life you had, Professor Nichols! May you rest in peace.
We will miss you.

Those people who establish friendships as children - friendships that last a lifetime - are lucky indeed. I am one of those fortunate ones: Alex and I were lifelong friends.

We went to the same schools (Dudley Stone, Lowell High, UC Berkeley), served during WW II in the same Air Force, mutually enjoyed nature. Together we appreciated Yosemite (to the top of Half Dome) much of Marin County, the Russian and Smith River country and Banff and Lake Louise.

Ever polite and...

Dear Sally and family,
My sincere condolences on Alex's passing. I so enjoyed seeing him in the Nature Area or on the street, pushing the grandchildren, and remember you introducing me to Kyra and family when you visited Tilden with them.
Alex would ask me "How's your spirit" and I felt he was kind and interested when he asked that.
He was a real gentleman, and we all will miss him with you.

Alan Kaplan

To the family of Dr. Alex Nichols,
I am so sorry to see the passing of Dr. Nichols. He was my undergraduate advisor when I was in Cal from 1975 to 1979 and he help me with my research and the completion of my Biophysics: Medical Physics Option honors thesis. He also encouraged and helped me prepare and give the commencement speech to the graduating Biophysics undergraduate and graduate students. I remember him being very kind and patient with me. Working in his lab really made an...