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Nicholas A Tripoulas

Obituary for Nicholas A Tripoulas

November 12, 1956 - February 10, 2021
Broadview Heights, Ohio | Age 64

Beloved Husband, Father, Brother, Godchild, Brother-in-Law, Uncle, Great-Uncle and Friend

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Nicholas A. Tripoulas, PhD., age 64, beloved husband of 34 years to Cindy (nee Kosiba); loving father of Elaine and Emily; dear brother of John, Chris, and Emil; beloved godchild, brother-in law, uncle, great-uncle, and friend of many. Nick's passion was any, and all, Science. Proud graduate of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH (BS, Chemistry; PhD., Biochemistry). Completed Fellowships with Johns Hopkins University and Cleveland Clinic (Cell Biology and Molecular Biology). Nick was a Project Scientist with Cleveland Clinic for over 26 years during which time he was recognized as a valuable member of the Safety & Quality Team, serving an instrumental role in the formation and success of the Institutional Biosafety Committee, and impacting overall caregiver safety. Nick further contributed to Science by conducting research in the Cardiovascular and Metabolic Sciences department and educating medical students at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. He was an icon at Cleveland Clinic, being known for strolling around campus and engaging in conversation with everyone. Nick will serve as an "enduring legacy" at Cleveland Clinic.
Outside his work with Cleveland Clinic, Nick loved space and lunar phenomena and would drag his daughters, Elaine and Emily, outside to observe eclipses, and other sights even if they were knee-deep in homework. Nick relished spending time with his wife at Cleveland Clinic events, Cleveland Orchestra concerts, and the Cleveland Museum of Art. He was also an avid runner, participating in multiple marathon races. Nick was a Greek parent who was very proud of his heritage and shared this heritage with his family through Greek festivals and trips to Greece, and he maintained a lifelong fondness for the community of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Rocky River. Nick will be remembered by his family for his love for Science; pride in his wife and daughters; devotion to Cleveland baseball and statistics; and fondness for hippos and elephants at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Nick will be loved and missed by all who had the honor of knowing him.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. https://give.ccf.org/give/218195/#!/donation/checkout
Funeral Services will be held Monday February 15, 2021 at St. Demetrios Church 22909 Center Ridge Road, Rocky River, OH. at 11 AM. Family will receive friends at the church from 10 AM until time of service.
Service can be live streamed at the following link https://youtube.com/c/StDemetriosGreekOrthodoxChurchRockyRiver
Interment at Lakewood Park Cemetery.
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