Robert M. Nichols, age 89 of Painesville, died on February 11, 2021 at the Symphony of Mentor. He was born on January 18, 1932 to the late Archie M. and Harriet M. Chadwick. Robert was a mechanical engineer at Lubrizol and had worked in the Tractor Industry for 15 years. He was a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers and several Antique Engine Societies. Robert was honored to be in the Lake County Hall of Fame for donating 50 years of time to 4H and the Fair Board. He is survived by Richard A. Nichols of Columbus, Dianne J. Nichols of Painesville Twp., and Marilyn L. Trumbull of Painesville; grandsons, Robert and Paul Trumbull, and Kevin Nichols; and great granddaughters, Kira, Hallie and Caitlyn Trumbull and great grandsons Connor and Colin Trumbull. He is preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Lee E. Nichols. A graveside service will be held in Riverside Cemetery, Painesville, Ohio on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 11:00AM. Online condolences at www.johnsonfuneralservices.net.