Nicholas A. Georgeadis, age 52 passed away on Friday, April 28, 2023 at St. Peter’s Hospital with his loved ones by his side.
He was born on November 18, 1970 in Hartford, CT, the son of Alexander Georgeadis and Sylvia Rodites Georgeadis.
Nick was a 1989 graduate of South Windsor High School in CT where he was co-captain of his undefeated football team. After high school, Nick went on to play football at Westfield State University in MA. He earned a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and Political Science. In his senior year, he interned with the MA State Police Special Investigations Unit where he gained a passion for law enforcement. While in college, Nick enlisted in the Army National Guard where he served for eight years.
In 1997, Nick was hired by the NY State Police. During his time as a Trooper, he received 11 letters of commendation from his Troop Commander for various accomplishments including the solving of a homicide. In 2003, he was recognized as Troop K Trooper of the year. He received two Superintendent's commendations, one for responding to the World Trade Collapse for 13 weeks and another for pulling a man out of a vehicle before it exploded. In 2004, Nick was promoted to Investigator and assigned to the Special Investigations Unit where he earned 7 more letters of commendation. In 2012, he was awarded Investigator of the Year for his undercover purchase of a newborn baby. He was promoted to Senior Investigator in 2016 and assigned to NYS Homeland Security as the Deputy Director of Counterterrorism where he was responsible for overseeing four counterterrorism units. In 2018, Nick retired due to a work-related illness – a rare, aggressive, stage IV cancer attributed to his exposure during his 9/11 World Trade Center assignment. Through his strength, hope, humor, and endless grit, Nick courageously battled this cancer against the odds for over five years - All in an effort to be here for his wife and three children who he adored.
Nick took great pride in his family, was a strong patriot, quick witted, and a friend to many – always willing to help others in need. He enjoyed being involved in his kids' athletic activities. He was a volunteer assistant coach of his youngest son’s all-star baseball team that has won the NY State Championship 3 years in a row and also coached his son’s flag football team and other rec sports teams. Nick was a 2022 inductee into the South Windsor High School Hall of Fame and was the 2022 American Cancer Society Hero of Hope recipient.
Nick is survived by his loving wife, Amy Hudson Georgeadis; father, Alexander Georgeadis; mother-in-law, Mary Hudson; children, Austin, Alexis, and Thomas Georgeadis; sister, Maria Muldner (Joshua); sisters-in-law, Carolyn DeSain (Christopher), Jeannie Fontaine (Timothy); nieces and nephews, Marina, Juliana and Mitchell Muldner, Chloe and Christine DeSain, Ryan and Emma Fontaine and the many friends who will miss him.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Sylvia Georgeadis.
A special thanks to his NYS Police family who endlessly supported Nick and his family; Dr. Alice Levine, endocrinologist at Mt Sinai Hospital, who battled alongside Nick for the past five years; Dr. Antonio Fojo, his amazing oncologist, and staff at NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Medical Center; and the doctors and nurses at NYOH and St. Peter’s Hospital.
Calling hours will be held from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, May 4, 2023 at Compassionate Funeral Care, 402 Maple Ave, (Rte 9 and/or Marion Ave.), Saratoga Springs, New York 12866.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, May 5, 2023 at Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, 440 Whitehall Rd, Albany, NY 12208, with Rev. Father Patric Legato officiating.
A graveside service will be held at Maplewood Cemetery, 3035 NY-50, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 following the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, please donate in Nick’s honor to Tunnel for Towers Foundation or the American Cancer Society.
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