Nickolas Adam Williams

December 27, 1983September 28, 2013
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Nickolas Adam Williams, of Denver, passed away Sept. 28, 2013. He is a recent graduate of University of Denver, with degrees in both Physics and Mathematics. Nickolas is survived by his grandparents, parents, brothers, and a host of family and friends. A celebration of life will be held Friday, October 4, 2013 at 1pm. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the Comitis Crisis Center by sending a check to P.O. Box 919, Aurora, CO 80040 and reference the Williams Fund. To find out more about the Comitis Crisis Center, visit


  • Celebration Friday, October 4, 2013

Nickolas Adam Williams

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Joseph Rauch

October 31, 2013

You were one of the few truly great men I met in my life. Your passion and spirit drove you to live life to the fullest every moment and inspired those around you to do the same. I cherish the hours I spent listening to your stories, your guitar, and all the different theories and ideas you had about life. No matter where I go in life, I will carry you with me in my thoughts and in my heart. You will be sorely missed my friend and forever loved.

Thienbao Nguyen

October 29, 2013

Having Nickolas in my life was never boring. He was so dynamic, funny, passionate, forceful. I've experienced many wonderful happy times and devastating lows and with Nickolas, but the one thing that was constant throughout it all was that I always knew that he loved me. When Nickolas loved someone it was honest. I could see it whenever he interacted with other people and I could always see it whenever we were around each other. I remember a time in which we split up office hours. He attended the ones for math and I handled physics. Afterwards got together and compared wounds. At the end of the day, we hugged and told each other that we loved each other before he had to leave. We were in school and just classmates, but it was just so simple, without restriction and true. He always loved people honestly and simply and I learned so much from him and am immensely grateful.

Julia Bramante

October 29, 2013

Nick Nick!
I want to start by thanking you for being a part of my life. While it pains me to see you go so soon, I'm grateful to have had the privilege of knowing you. Your enthusiasm, passion for learning, and free nature will always inspire me. Some of my fondest memories are of us pouring liquid nitrogen into the moat outside of the John Evans Chapel on campus during someone's wedding photos, creating a beautiful white vapor coming off the water- their shocked faces and then excitement for the amazing photog opportunity we gave them had us smiling all the way back to the Physics building. Our long discussions of any topic at all, lasting late into the night, were always a treat-especially when we'd geek out on your protein folding research and topology! Sticking out freezing cold nights to accompany Mike on the roof of the Physics building to gaze at the stars through telescopes was always a journey. I cherish the memories of you and I boasting our arguably crazy love for spicy food while munching down a delicious Jabo's barbecue meal- an event that became a weekly endeavor. And of course, the pup Rocco, I will never forget you as his favorite. I was sure for some time he loved you even more than me! Thank you for the times you agreed to watch him while Mike and I were out of town. It was a great treat for him. Also, I'm sad we never made it to trivia together- I was excited to see your notorious skills and knowledge. I now make it a goal of mine to win one night at Jason's in memory of you. I think if I circle up our group of awesome, genius friends it might be possible to muster up almost as much knowledge as you single-handedly brought to the table.
I will always think of you and miss you, and will always do my best to send my love for you into the world.

Rest peacefully and in the best memory.

Pierre Vincent

October 26, 2013

Thank you for everything. I may have never said it explicitly, but I love you man. You showed me some of the best nights of my life and taught me so much. You single handedly changed my perspective on life when you taught me about predeterminism, and I can never thank you enough for it. I will cherish all of our times together, from the studious ones to the silly ones (especially the silly ones). You are forever missed and forever in my heart. Rest easy, brother.

Becca Hollmann

October 7, 2013

Nickolas Williams, I can honestly say I would have loved to have known you better. You were so incredibly intelligent and always knew how to capture a room with a conversation. I'll miss your unmistakable smile, and will never forget putting liquid nitrogen in the water fountain after physics club. Rest in Peace friend.

Naomi Pequette

October 7, 2013

I knew Nick through the Society of Physics Students and the Physics Department at DU. I remember he always seemed to have a smile on his face and a positive outlook on things. He was an amazing person to work with when he was VP of SPS! His enthusiasm for the club, events, people and physics overall was contagious. He always made people feel welcome. I wish I had had the chance to get to know him better.

Ben Short

October 7, 2013

Lighting a candle and playing Alice in Chains - Jar of Flies for you tonight. I have not seen you for a long time wish we could have crossed path a few more times. Your loss saddens me deeply rest in peace Nick.

Amie Faulkner

October 4, 2013

I knew Nick as a teenager. He was smart, funny and a great person to be around. I am truely sorry for his loss. My prayers go out to his loved ones.

October 4, 2013

Though I did not know you very well I really enjoyed the classes I had with you. Your bright intuition and love for political banter constantly provided for more interesting classes. You were so very bright and I must admit that you were one of the saving forces for my grade due to a last minute study session. I am truly saddened to learn that we have lost your wonderful life and hope that you find peace in the afterlife. Thank you for all you provided to me and all those around you. I wish we could have given you more in return.

Liz Seskind

October 3, 2013

What beautiful pictures, one after the other. Funny, caring, loveable, sweet, silly, intelligent and loved by so many. He was a treasure to have in your life. For all the joy and love he brought to all, he leaves smiles and memories of a very special man. All my love to my sweet Pam, your family and all who loved Nick.