With his family at his side, Nick died June 1, 2022, of cancer.

He came to Princeton from Pingry and Phillips Exeter Academy, continuing a family line of Princeton graduates, including his father of the Class of 1933. At Princeton, Nick was a member of Charter and majored in aeronautical engineering.

Following graduation, he was employed for 42 years by McDonnell Douglas/Boeing in the St. Louis area, working on a variety of technology development and hardware programs for military and commercial aircraft, including the F-4, F-15, F/A-18, MD-11, the National Aerospace Plane, and the Boeing 787. Early in his career, Nick worked on vehicle  fuel and power systems from concept development through production along with assignments in aerodynamics, accident investigation, auditing, and flight testing. Later, he was responsible for engine integration on the National Aerospace Plane and, for many years, led vehicle subsystem technology research in the Phantom Works.

Following his retirement in 2006, Nick continued to provide part-time support to the Air Force on military aircraft subsystems and to Boeing’s design and technology development programs. 

Nick was predeceased by his wife, Nancy, in June

Undergraduate Class of 1964