To describe Nick as a scholar is an understatement. Nick was valedictorian at Mattituck (N.Y.) High School and at Princeton he concentrated in art and archaeology and graduated summa cum laude.
In 2014, he decided to change careers and left the financial district. He attended St. John’s Law School, where he received a full scholarship, and for the past four years he was a practicing attorney.
Nick was a gentle soul and an animal lover. He enjoyed vacationing in the mountains and had recently joined a hiking club. He also enjoyed the arts, especially opera.
He played the clarinet and was first chair clarinetist for three years for the Suffolk County Music Educators Association and three years at New York State Music Association. In addition, he was first chair clarinetist at the Best of All Eastern, 2009, and he performed at Carnegie Hall.
Nick is survived by his parents, Keith and Christine; his sister Christine and her husband Giles Smith; his niece, Lillian; his nephew, Augustine; and his Uncle Al.