Nicholas Vrachos, who was a teacher in Maryland and Colorado public schools for 30 years, died Saturday of lung cancer at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 63 and lived on East Baltimore Street.
Services for Mr. Vrachos will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Mitchell-Wiedefeld funeral establishment, 6500 York Road.
He retired in 1985 after a teaching career that included more than 20 years at Dundalk High School. When he came to Baltimore in the late 1950s, he taught at Brooklyn Park High School. Earlier, he taught in Pueblo, Colo.
Mr. Vrachos was born in Gloucester, Mass., to parents who came to this country from Greece about 1900. He was a 1950 graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where he majored in European history.
He was an officer in the Army during the Korean War. Later, he earned a master's degree in political science and did additional graduate work at the University of Maryland.
Mr. Vrachos liked opera and classical music. He also collected paintings, especially seascapes of the Atlantic Coast.
He traveled extensively in Greece, Italy, Spain, Mexico and South America.
In addition to the Teachers Association of Baltimore County and the Maryland State Teachers Association, Mr. Vrachos belonged to the American Civil Liberties Union.
He is survived by two sisters, Sophia Miller of Baltimore, health and medical reporter for The Evening Sun, who writes under the byline Sue Miller, and Frances Vrachos of Gloucester; two nieces, Carola Bruflat of Vienna, Va., and Kathryn E. Levy of San Diego; and a grandnephew.
The family suggested contributions to the American Cancer Society.