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Nicholas M. Mihalas


July 3, 2017

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Nicholas M. Mihalas

Nicholas M. Mihalas passed away June 26, 2017.

He was born in Norfolk, Va., in 1937.

As the son of Greek immigrants, he did not learn to speak English until the first grade. His father died when he was only 4 and his mother, Vivi, was left to raise three young children on her own. She had three simple rules, which guided him throughout his life: get an education, be economical and be nice to people.

He was a star athlete and senior class president at Maury High School. Dozens of universities recruited him for their football programs, but he selected Virginia Tech due to the strength...

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