Les Nimmo

Professor Les Nimmo passed away on Feb. 25 from natural causes. He was 82 years old.

Born in Nanty Glo, Pa., in 1929, Nimmo grew up and attended high school in Bloomfield, N.J.

In 1951 Nimmo joined the Army and served in Korea for more than a year.

In 1954, Nimmo and his first wife, Janice Van Buren, relocated to Santa Monica.

They divorced in 1986 and Nimmo married Laura Renker, a pro-rata counselor at City College, in 1991.

After earning his bachelor’s degree, he went on to teach Automotive Technology at City, where he spent the last 30 years as the coordinator of the work experience program.

“City College was truly home to him,” said Renker, “and he was devoted to the college and his colleagues alike.”

“Les will be greatly missed by all the faculty, staff and students whose lives he touched during his time at San Diego City College and with the San Diego Community College District,” said City College President Terrence Burgess.

Nimmo is survived by his wife, sons Bruce and Robb, and daughter Beth Nimmo Mitchell.