Dr. Pete Nick Nickolas (1949 - 2017)

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Dr. Pete Nick Nickolas, 67, of Westminster, entered eternal life in the comfort of his daughter's home in Westminster surrounded by family, on Thursday, September 7, 2017. Born on October 6, 1949 in Warren, Ohio, Pete and was the son of Helen (Tambakis) Nickolas and the late Nick Pete Nickolas. He was the beloved husband of Frances Allen Nickolas, his wife of 45 years. Pete graduated from Warren G. Harding High School in 1967. Inspired by his godfather, Tedd, he followed in his career path as a dentist. He moved to Baltimore and lived with his beloved aunt, Argy, while attending the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) where he earned Bachelors degrees in Classical Greek (1971) and, later, Archeology. While at UMBC he met Frances Allen, and they married in 1972. After graduating with a Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Maryland Dental school, Pete served as a dentist in the Air Force in South Carolina, earning the rank of Captain. Following his military service, he and Fran moved to New Windsor, and later settled in Westminster where he went into practice with Dr. Michael C. Meyers. He dedicated his life's work to community dentistry at Drs. Meyers and Nickolas, LLC for 40 years, and he used his certification in Forensic Odontology to aid law enforcement. Pete was proud of his Hellenic heritage and was an active member of the American Hellenic Education Progressive Association (the Order of AHEPA). He was recently inducted as a Sublime Degree Master Mason. He was also on the film committee at Carroll Arts Center, and he loved to volunteer at the Community Media Center with his granddaughter, Nicki. He was an avid traveler and loved to see the world with his wife, family, and friends. Surviving him in addition to his wife and mother is daughter Angela Elaine Nickolas and companion Christopher Battles of Westminster; brother and sister-in-law Charles and Mary Nickolas of Warren, OH; brother James Nickolas of Daytona, FL; dear cousin Kallie Hajiantoni; granddaughter Nicole James of Westminster and her father, Brett James; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Sunday, September 10, 2017 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel, 412 Washington Rd., Westminster. A Eulogy and Orthodox funeral service will be held on Monday, September 11th at 10:00 a.m. with Father David Jacobs officiating. Interment will follow in Meadow Branch Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. James the Apostle Orthodox Church, PO Box 1173 Westminster, MD 21157, or Carroll Hospice, 291 Stoner Avenue, Westminster, MD 21157. Online condolences may be offered at www.prittsfuneralhome.com



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Published in Carroll County Times on Sept. 8, 2017