Anthony Nicholson (given name Antonius Nicolaides), age 87, passed away on Monday, April 16, 2018 surrounded by members of his loving family.
Tony was born on September 9, 1930 in New York, NY, the son of late Georgios Nicolaides and Evdoxia Papadopaoulous, immigrants from Greece and Turkey. Spending the majority of his adult life in Westport, CT, Tony relocated to Saratoga Springs two years ago to be closer to his children and grandchildren.
Following a 10-year career of stage acting, Tony worked for 38 years as a Physics teacher at Greenwich High School in CT. He was honored in 1995 with the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching, before retiring in 2005.
In 1968 Tony was a cofounder, then Camp Director (from 1970-1980), of Intercommunity Camp, which served as a forerunner for other efforts in the Fairfield, CT area to begin to bridge the racial and class divide between cities and suburbs.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years Joanna Holloway; son, Timothy J. Nicholson, M.D., and his wife Denise L. Evert.; daughter Katherine F. Nicholson; grandchildren Emma Katherine and Bennett Anthony Nicholson; sister Alice Nicholson and grand-dogs Duff and Max.
He is remembered by his family and friends as a polymath with a never-ending passion for learning, a scientist, metalsmith, actor, inventor/creator, educator, language learner, puppeteer, philosopher, magician, cinema lover, juggler, game player, kite flyer, carpenter/electrician/ plumber, gardener, bird lover, and more. He continued to charm those with whom he came into contact up until his last days.
A celebration of Tony’s life will take place at a future date in Westport, CT.
In Anthony’s honor, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Home of the Good Shepherd, The Community Hospice Foundation, Home Instead, or the ASPCA.