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Nichaolas J. Georgis, 85

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Nichaolas James Georgis, a teacher at Westport’s Staples High School for more than three decades, died Nov. 8 at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport. He was 85. Image
Nichaolas J. Georgis: former Staples teacher. Contributed photo

He sparked interest in his students, peaked their curiosity, taught them how to think and then mentored many of them as they chose their careers and paths in life, his family said.

He was born in East Orange, N.J. on July 24, 1927 son of the late James and Maria (Zervas) Georgis. His family moved to Fairfield in 1937. He graduated in 1948 from Fordham University with a BS in chemistry /physics.

He took took a leave of absence from college to serve in the U.S. Army from 1946 to 1947. He earned a master’s degree in education from the University of Bridgeport.

In 1948, he married his first love, Katherine Maltas, they raised their family in Fairfield and were active members of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Katherine died in 1994.

His first job was as a chemist for Exide Battery. In 1954, the family moved to North Carolina where he had a short stint as a partner in a hot dog stand before finding his vocation in teaching.

He began this career at Gibsonville High School in North Carolina.

In 1959, he returned to Connecticut and began his 34-year career at Staples High School and founded the Staples ham radio club (K1UAT). In 1983, he was named teacher of the year.

After his retirement, he became a master teacher in the PIMS program and was an educational consultant for the City of Bridgeport.

Along the way, he invented and held the patent on I.J.I.T. He was on the Harvard Project Physics team where he co-authored textbooks. He also Created NerdKards©. He holds two patents for Rotatable Games.

He was a dedicated ham radio operator, baked the best pound cakes, and he was always ready to travel, his family said.

He is survived by his soul mate, Vera Anrig, two daughters; Julie Georgis of Oberirsen, Germany, Maria Barresi and her husband, Robert of Stratford; three grandchildren; Michael Barresi and his wife, Carrie; Peter Barresi and his wife, Heather; Jacqueline Barresi-O’Connor and her husband Tommy; five great grandchildren; Ashlyn, Sarah-Kate, Wyatt, Jackson and Charlotte-Ann, two sisters; Helen Bartis and Estelle Silos of Greensboro, N.C.; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law John and Mildred Maltas and John and Cemera Clancy as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Besides his wife, Katherine, he was predeceased by a nephew, Vangel Maltas.

The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, burial in Lawn Cemetery, Huntington will follow.

The family will receive friends on Monday, Nov.12 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Commerce Hill Funeral Home, 4798 Main St. Bridgeport.

Posted 11/10 at 06:10 PM

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