Nicholas J. Anderson, 81, restaurateur Nicholas J...

March 11, 2001

Nicholas J. Anderson, 81, restaurateur

Nicholas J. Anderson, a retired restaurateur, died Friday of complications from heart surgery at Union Memorial Hospital. He was 81.

Born and raised in Baltimore, Mr. Anderson graduated in February 1938 from City College. As a member of the 1st Army Division from 1942 to 1945, he served in World War II in North Africa and Normandy.

After returning from the war, he joined his brother, George, in the family business - Anderson's Restaurant on Greenmount Avenue - until 1968. He later worked at the Maryland State Department of Revenue and the Eagle Coffee Co.

Mr. Anderson was a member of the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation in Baltimore.

He enjoyed Greek dances and served as a past president and secretary of 18 years of the Worthington chapter No. 30 of the American Hellenic Education Progressive Association.

A Trisagion service will be held at the Ruck Funeral Home in Towson today at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Annunciation.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, the former Argyroula Noula.

Contributions can be made to the Cathedral of the Annunciation, 24 W. Preston St., Baltimore 21201.


Dr. Joe Gibbs, 76, a neurologist who helped determine that mad cow disease was infectious rather than genetic, died Feb. 16 in Washington.

Dr. Gibbs ran the laboratory for the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke specializing in transmissible spongiform encephalopathies. The disease is commonly called mad cow disease in cows, scrapie in sheep or goats and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in humans.

Dr. Gibbs began his work in the 1960s when he met Dr. D. Carelton Gajdusek, a virologist who had spent several years studying an unidentified disease that was killing half the women and children of the Fore tribe in the highlands of Papua New Guinea.

Drs. Gibbs and Gajdusek determined that the disease was a slow-moving virus.

Frankie Carle, 97, a big-band leader best known for "Sunrise Serenade," died Wednesday.

Mr. Carle, who died in Mesa, Ariz., reached the high point of his popularity during World War II, when he was the focus of a bidding war among bands.

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