Rupert L. "Ren” Nichols
Jr., president of Allen Harbor Marine Service in Harwich Port, Mass., died
March 28 after battling a long illness. He was 66.
An active and engaged
member of the Cape Cod boating and marine community, Nichols was a 48-year
"lifetime member” of the U.S. Power Squadrons, where he rose to the rank of
Rear Commander. He was likewise a longtime member of the Massachusetts Marine
Trades Association and Cape Cod Marine Trades Association, continuously serving
on the MMTA’s and CCMTA’s Board of Directors for several decades and as MMTA
president from 2000-2002.
After Nichols’ father,
Rupert Sr., retired from Allen Harbor Marine Service, Nichols assumed ownership
and direction of the expanding boatyard in 1990 and ran the business until his
passing in late March of this year.
survived by a brother, Donald S. Nichols; a sister, Jane Cartmill; and several
cousins. He leaves behind his close friend and caretaker of many years, Ralph
Cordeiro, and his canine companion, A.J.