Theodore “Ted” James Nicholas, 88, of Fort Lauderdale Florida, fell asleep in the Lord!
July 10, 2020.! !
A native of Bronx NY he attended DeWitt Clinton High School. In 1967, he earned a
B.A. Degree from Temple University in Philadelphia and later received a M.A. in Applied
Orthodox Theology from Saint Stephen’s School of Theology.! !
He is survived by his wife Anna, brother the Honorable William T. Nicholas (Catherine),
son Thomas (Ellen), daughter Annemarie (Jim McIlhenney), granddaughters Elizabeth
and Elaine Elder, six nieces, three nephews-in-law, two great nephews, and two great
nieces, many Black Belts and students and countless friends and neighbors.! !
Mr. Nicholas was a seventh degree Black Belt Martial Arts Sr. Master Instructor and
owner of Florida Tae Kwon Do Institute for forty years which was recognized as Broward
County’s Best Martial Arts School. He also served on the Governor’s Special
Committee and Council to bring the 1996 Summer Olympics to Miami, and served as
Co-Chairman of the 1992 Florida State Sunshine Games.! !
A veteran of the United States Army National Guard, active during the Korean War, he
was a patriot who loved his country and wearing the uniform of the United States
He was an active member and supporter of the following organizations:!
The Korean War Veterans Association; 24th Infantry Association (Taro Leaf); American
Legion; Disabled American Veterans (DAV); Wounded Warriors; NRA; along with being
a supporter of Law Enforcement and First Responders.! !
Ted was a published author and song writer, who enjoyed painting, opera, theater,
history, and languages. He was a man of endless curiosity and creativity, boundless
energy, and intellect. He also inspired others to achieve their absolute best.! !
He has been an active member of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church (GOC) and
served in numerous capacities such as assisting the priest, reading the Epistle, teaching
Sunday School, Pre-Marital and Pre-Baptismal classes, as well as, conducting church
tours during annual church festivals.! !
Ted was preceded in death by his beloved parents James and Anastasia Nicholas, and
sister Madeline.! !
Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at St. Demetrios Church GOC, 820 N.E.
14th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale at 10:30 AM, followed by funeral service at 11:00 AM with
interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, 200 W. Copans Rd, Pompano Beach. In
lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Demetrios GOC
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