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 Karl Robert Nilsson

Karl Robert Nilsson

Birth
New Jersey, USA
Death 17 Aug 1999 (aged 71)
Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot One Solitary Life Garden, lot 18-A, space 1
Memorial ID 100371585 · View Source
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Sentinel, The (Carlisle, PA) - Friday, August 20, 1999

K. Robert Nilsson, Funeral services for K. Robert Nilsson, 71, of 61 Williams Drive, Carlisle, will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, 219 N. Hanover St., Carlisle.

He died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 1999 in Carlisle Hospital.

Born Nov. 14, 1927 in Kearney, N.J., the son of the late K. Eric and Ruth Engelke Nilsson, he received a bachelor's degree at Temple University, a master's degree from John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md. and a Ph.D. at Columbia University, New York City.

He was a retired professor of political science at Dickinson College. In 1965, he helped found the Dickinson College Center for European Studies in Bologna, Italy and was the co-author with Mark Gilbert of the book "Historical Dictionary of Modern Italy."

An avid cyclist, Dr. Nilsson was a member of the American Political Science Association; the Coro Stelutis Italian choral group; Conference Group on Italian Politics of Society; and the Society for Italian Historic Studies. He received the Distinguished Fulbright Grant to Italy, 1961-62, and the Lindabach Award for distinguished teaching.

Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Juliana Pelo Nilsson; a son, Michael R. of Wall Township, N.J.; two daughters, Deborah Nilsson Stasko of Ridgefield, Conn. and Christina Nilsson of Carlisle; and six grandchildren.

Harry Booth will officiate at funeral services. Burial will be in Westminster Memorial Gardens, North Middleton Township.


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 100371585
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