Nicholas Vracas

December 12, 1945 - June 26, 2010 

Nicholas Vracas

December 12, 1945 - June 26, 2010 

Obituary for Nicholas Vracas

Nicholas Vracas, at the age of 64, has passed thru the portals of life and has joined his Heavenly Father.
A first generation Greek, Nick was born December 12, 1945 in New York City, NY Nick attended Pace University where he earned a degree in Marketing before joining the US Army in 1967. His family owned a neighborhood grocery and deli as well as multiple rental properties where Nick learned to love working with people and providing for the community. He lost his father at age 15 and with his brother Artie provided the support to their loving mother until her death.
He graduated Officer Candidate School in 1968 and went to Viet Nam as a Combat Engineer Officer. Captain Vracas's leadership skills were tested as Company Commander, 67th Combat Engineer Company clearing for and building roads in South Viet Nam. While serving his country Nick was exposed to Agent Orange and was diagnosed with Prostate cancer in 1999.
Nick left the US Army in 1971 and worked his way to Branch Manager of 'Great Books of the Western World' before joining Guild Mortgage. Using the organizational and leadership skills developed as a US Army Officer he focused his energies within the Mortgage Industry and retired as 1st Vice President of Irwin Mortgage Company.
Nick was a man that made decisions and provided opinions to others to help direct their lives. He loved the lake house for its quiet natural surroundings where he enjoyed boating and being with family members. He provided this safe haven to all and truly enjoyed entertaining his friends and family. All his visitors left with his words of wisdom ringing in their ears. No one ever left his home hungry and he spared nothing for those he knew.
Nick is preceded by his mother Stella who emigrated from Turkey and his father George who emigrated from Macedonia. Nick is survived by his wife Donna Marie, daughter Melanie Elizabeth Vracas of Annapolis, MD, 2 stepsons Barrett Michael Harlamert (Laurie) and Blake Andrew Harlamert of Shepherdsville, KY. His older brother Aristides Vracas and his lifelong partner Scott Wayne Soden reside in Wellington, FL. He is also survived by four grandchildren
Nick was the true patriarch of his family and surrounded himself with family and friends. He will be missed, his good nature, his love of life, his support to everyone he knew truly has made this world a better place for us all.
Viewing will be at 4pm to 7pm on July 28, 2010 with funeral services at 9:00 am July 29, 2010 at Harry W Moore Funeral Care, 8151 Allisonville Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46250, with Burial in the Radcliff National Cemetery, Fort Knox, KY.
In lieu of flowers, the family of Nicholas Vracas requests donations be made to the IU Simon Cancer Center for Prostate Cancer Research. Please make memorial gifts payable to the "IUF/ IUSCC Prostate Cancer Research" and mail to IU Simon Cancer Center; PO Box 660245; Indianapolis, IN 46266-0245. Please indicate "In memory of Nicholas Vracas" on your gift

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