Mary Kathleen “Kathy” Nichols, Ph.D., 81, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Gaithersburg, Md., passed away on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. She 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 work for the federal government, Nichols became a professor at Wilmington University. She also was a practicing psychologist, counseling those with many addictions, including gambling and alcohol.
Nichols is survived by her husband of 62 years, Joseph H. Nichols; three sons, Don Nichols and his wife, Cheryl, of Westminster, Md., Steve Nichols and his wife, Karen, of Arvada, Colo., and Jack Nichols and his wife, Stacey, of Silver Spring, Md.; three brothers, Edward Quirk of Pasadena, Md., Paul Quirk and his wife, Pat, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., and Mike Quirk and his wife, Sue, of Arnold, Md.; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
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