Tuesday, August 13, 2002

Obituary: Nicholas G. Galanos - Class of 1949

MADISON [Wisconsin] - Nicholas G. Galanos died peacefully at his home on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2002, in Madison after a nine-month battle with lung cancer. He was born on Sept. 15, 1931. A resident of Madison his entire life, he attended Madison Central High School and the University of Wisconsin. After graduating from the UW, Nick went on to serve in the U.S. Navy as a lieutenant junior grade aboard the U.S.S. Worcester. Nick was best known locally as the owner of the Badger Candy Kitchen, a family business on the Capitol Square since 1924. Nick was active in many organizations. He served as president of the local Naval ROTC Alumni Association and Assumption Greek Orthodox Church of Madison. Nick enjoyed fishing, reading, telling stories, and studying history, especially Naval. He is survived by his wife, Katherine; son, Dean; daughter, Rea; and sister, Mary, all of Madison. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2002, at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Road, Madison. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 16, 2002, at ASSUMPTION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH, 11 N. Seventh St., Madison, with Father Joseph Tzougros officiating. Burial, with full military honors, will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Assumption Greek Orthodox Church of Madison or HospiceCare Inc., 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Madison, WI 53711. The family extends its thanks to all of Nick's caregivers and the HospiceCare organization. Cress Funeral Service 3610 Speedway Road (608) 238-3434

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on August 13, 2002; submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968)

Note: Nick Galanos' class year is based on information in the 1949 Tychoberahn, where his photograph is included among those of the graduating seniors.

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