Monday, October 4, 2010

The Dash Between: Vic Nicholas, Brunswick High shop teacher, storyteller

Victor A. Nicholas, a man of many talents, taught woodworking to Brunswick High School students, told humorous stories to fellow teachers and could fix anything.

"I mean anything," said his son, Vic L.

Friends raved about Vic A.'s ability to weave colorful stories about commonplace events in a manner reminiscent of Mark Twain and Will Rogers. Yet when their attempts to repeat his stories failed because they could capture his folksy delivery and comedic timing.

His ability to address just about any topic likely stemmed from his varied life experiences and interests.

Vic grew up and began running a drilling rig at strip mines for the Tasa Coal Company in West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

He lived in Grove City, Pa., while managing regional mining operations before moving to Hinckley Township, Ohio, and taking a teaching post in Brunswick, Ohio.

Click here to read about "The Dash Between" Oct. 18, 1928, when Vic was born in Bristol, W.Va., and Sept. 2, 2010, when the industrial arts teacher died at age 81, in the Oct. 4, 2010, edition of the Medina County Gazette.

1 comment:

  1. my woodshop teacher great guy i so enjoyed his class. sad to hear