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Nicholas A. 'Nick' Lambros, interior designer, dies

Nicholas A. “Nick” Lambros died July 10 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 77.
Nicholas A. “Nick” Lambros died July 10 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 77. (Handout)

Nicholas Andrew “Nick” Lambros, a retired interior designer, died July 10 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson from brain trauma. The Charlestown Retirement Community resident was 77.

He was born in Baltimore and raised in Timonium, the son of Andy and Mary Lambros, who owned Andy’s Restaurant and Lounge in the 4700 block of York Road, Govans.

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“It was a popular hangout for the Colts and local TV celebrities,” said his daughter, Tracy Lambros of Windsor Hills. “Johnny Unitas, Art Donovan and Oprah Winfrey used to go there.”

After graduating in 1959 from Towson High School, Mr. Lambros obtained a bachelor’s degree in interior design in 1963 from the Maryland Institute College of Art.

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He began his career at Rita St. Clair Associates Inc., where he rose to become design director.

In the late 1980s, he established Nicholas Lambros & Associates, a residential and commercial design firm that he owned and operated until he retired in the late 1990s. Mr. Lambros also designed furniture that was produced by David Edward Ltd. in Halethorpe.

In addition to his professional career, Mr. Lambros taught in the interior design program part-time at MICA.

The former Brooklandville resident moved to Charlestown in 2014. He enjoyed going to the beach, traveling and watercolor painting. He also liked to attend movies and opera, and listening to music.

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“His tastes ranged from Pink to Mozart,” his daughter said.

Plans for a celebration of life service are incomplete.

In addition to his daughter, Mr. Lambros is survived by three sons, Christopher Lambros of Timonium, Jason Lambros of Sykesville and Vaughn Stanaland of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a sister, Penny L. Eberts of Bel Air; and seven grandchildren. His marriage to the former Mary Ann Armel ended in divorce.

--Frederick N. Rasmussen

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