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Nicholas Gounaris Sr., corporate attorney

Nicholas Gounaris Sr., corporate attorney

Nicholas Lee Gounaris Sr., a retired corporate attorney and a past Harford Community College board chairman, died of renal disease April 12 at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Lutherville resident was 70.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Hamilton on Sefton Avenue, he was the son of Lee Gounaris, a North Broadway restaurateur. His mother, Helen, was a homemaker.

He was a 1961 graduate of City College, where he was the soccer team's goalie. He earned a bachelor's degree from the College of Agriculture at the University of Maryland, College Park. He then received a law degree from the University of Baltimore and later earned a master's degree in business administration from what is now...