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.
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.
Approximately 300 volunteers gathered at a Gault-owned warehouse on Seaview Avenue in Bridgeport today to assemble 1,200 Thanksgiving meals for distribution to the needy on behalf of Al’s Angels, the Westport-based charitable organization founded by Westporter Al DiGuido. He said that the bins will be filled with more than $100,000 of food items purchased with funds generated by fund-raiser events organized by Al’s Angels during the year. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Westporter Al DiGuido, founder of Al’s Angels, today gives instructions and inspiration to approximately 300 volunteers as they filled bins at a Bridgeport warehouse to those in need on Thanksgiving.. “As you fill each bin, think this could have been for my child,” he said. “it could have been us.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Al’s Angels volunteer team leader Miggs Burroughs of Westport today was among those providing help to volunteers filling Thanksgiving bins at a Bridgeport warehouse. He provides guidance to (l-r) Norwalk 14-year-olds Kristen Bloom, Christina Ferrera and Nicole Gallagher. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Al’s Angels founder Al DiGuido of Westport helps load Thanksgiving bins today at a Bridgeport warehouse. Among those assisting was Westport contractor Vincent Penna (3rd l) and his employees. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Westport’s yard waste site at 180 Bayberry Lane was busy today as residents brought in Storm Sandy debris. The site is open until 3 p.m. today and all fees have been waived for residents. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Removal of storm debris remained a daunting task today for Westport residents. Many of them took advantage of the extended hours at the town’s yard waste site at 180 Bayberry Lane to haul debris. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
All week, 4-years-olds at Westort’s The Learning Community collected donations for those in need after Storm Sandy. The children each brought in a few items and the school ended up filling two giant boxes which were added to relief supplies collected at 15 Bridge St. bound for New York’s hard hit Staten Island. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 3 Over Rock Lane, off Compo Road South, is in process. Built in 1962, the one-story ranch has 2,191 square feet, is situated on a one-acre property and changed ownership in September for $915,000. Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com