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Mary Kathleen Nichols, PhD,  
(Age 81)  

Of Selbyville, DE, formerly of Gaithersburg, MD, passed away on Monday, August 6, 2018 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, MD.
Kathy was born and raised in Baltimore, MD by her parents, the late Edward B. Quirk and the late Mary E. (Franz) Quirk.
After retiring from the federal government Dr. Kathy became a professor at Wilmington University. She also was a practicing psychologist, counseling those with many addictions including gambling and alcohol.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Joseph H. Nichols and three sons, Don Nichols and his wife, Cheryl of Westminster, MD, Steve Nichols and his wife, Karen of Arvada, CO and Jack Nichols and his wife, Stacey of Silver Spring, MD. Kathy is also survived by three brothers, Edward Quirk of Pasadena, MD, Paul Quirk and his wife, Pat of Berkeley Springs, WV and Mike Quirk and his wife, Sue of Arnold, MD, as well as eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services are private. Online condolences may be made by visiting:

Published in The Washington Post on Aug. 12, 2018