Gus Nick Nicholas, 92 of Wesley Chapel, Florida was born on October 16, 1930 in Richmond, Virginia and
passed away on December 6, 2022 in Wesley Chapel, Florida.
Gus is survived by his daughter, Deanna (Alley-Nicholas) Doss Shrodes (Larry) of Wesley Chapel, Florida.
Also surviving are his grandchildren: Dustin (Taylor) Shrodes of Dade City, FL, Jordan (Tori) Shrodes of
Newnan, GA and Savanna Shrodes of Dade City, FL, and great grandchildren: Mila Shrodes, Riley
Shrodes and Halle Shrodes of Newnan, GA.
Additionally, he is survived by his sisters: Elizabeth Pappas of Maryville, TN and Dora Papalexis of
Greece as well as nieces and nephews throughout the United States and Greece.
Gus was born in Richmond, Virginia and lived there almost all of his life. He became a professional
dancer, instructing and performing with several highly acclaimed dance companies. Gus garnered many
prestigious dance awards throughout his career, including Fred Astaire awards. For a time, he
performed and instructed in New York City as well as on a cruise ship.
Some of his favorite hobbies included hunting, fishing and gun collecting.
Growing up and throughout most of his adult life, Gus was a member of Saints Constantine and Helen
Greek Orthodox Church in Richmond Virginia. In 2022 he accepted Jesus Christ as His Savior, and moved
to Tampa, Florida where he became a member of Celebration Church Tampa.
A virtual memorial service will be held online for friends and family all over the world to honor him, and
he will be interred at Riverview Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia, with a private graveside committal.