Nevins, 51, who spent the past 22 years as a heating and
air-conditioning mechanic for Boland Services in Rockville, died July
2 at Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan, N.Y. He had pancreatic
Mr. Nevins was born in
Arlington and grew up in Springfield, where he graduated
from Robert E. Lee High School in 1974.
He moved from Alexandria to
Upper Fairmount on Maryland's Eastern Shore in 2003 and became a
volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician. He was
president of the Somerset County Firemen's Association from 2005 to
Mr. Nevins was a varsity
football player in high school and later became an amateur power
lifter, winning a national title from the Natural Athlete Strength
Association in 2000.
His marriage to Terry Johnson
Nevins ended in divorce.
Survivors include his wife of
five years, Suzanne Hochman "Sue" Nevins of Upper Fairmount;
three children from the first marriage, Jenifer Hobson and Colleen
Lawrence, both of Dumfries, and Robert Nevins Jr. of St. Augustine
Beach, Fla.; his parents, Winfield and Audrey Nevins of Stephens City,
Va.; a brother, David Nevins of South Riding; a sister, Sharon Nash of
Spotsylvania; and five grandchildren.