Nicholas Sperelakis Sr. Nicholas Sperelakis Sr., died peacefully on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at the age of 83, surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of 53 years to Dolores, devoted father to Nicholas, Mark (d), Christine, Sophia, Thomas, and Anthony and Sherri; Loving Grandfather of Demitra, Nina and Gregory; Dear youngest brother of Tess, Angelo, and Merry; and survived by Peter. Nicholas was a physiology and biophysics educator, researcher and noted author for over 50 years. With notable accomplishments at Case Western Reserve, University of Virginia, as Chairman of the Physiology and Biophysics department at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and most recently as Professor Emeritus. His most recent accomplishment was the release of his 4th edition of the Cell Physiology textbook in 2012. Born in Joliet, Illinois, on March 3, 1930, to James and Aristea (Kayaidakis). A proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps, he received his BS, MS and PhD in Physiology from the University of Illinois. A devoted patron of animal welfare and nature conservancy. As per his wishes, a private service was held for immediate family. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Animal Assistance League, 1149 New Mill Dr., Chesapeake, VA 23322. For a full biography of Nicholas Sperelakis, please visit www.hodappfuneralhome.com
This obituary was originally published in the Daily Progress.