Nicholas Guillaume De Filippis, 32, of Bethesda, Maryland, died peacefully in his sleep due to atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease on Tuesday, October 18, 2022.
Born on April 17, 1990, in Washington DC, he was the son of Robert G. De Filippis and Sabrina Michelle Du Bois De Filippis.
Nicholas was a graduate of Poolesville High School class of 2008, after graduation he completed his Bachelor of Science degree from St. Lawrence University in 2012. He continued his education and completed his Master’s degree in Environmental Science from American University in 2021.
At an early age, Nicholas developed a passion for our environment, animal life, and preserving nature, his work reflected this. He worked for the Earth Day Network in Washington, DC, The Wildlife Habitat Council, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
Nicholas had an avid love for cats and all animals and deeply enjoyed volunteering at the Washington National Zoo where he revered spending time with animals and caring for them. He also began writing stories at an early age, was always ready for a competitive board game, enjoyed listening to a good book, and took pleasure in building his collection of dragons and gargoyles. Nicholas was a devoted son, brother, and the eternal “cool uncle”.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his grandparents; Carol F. Du Bois, Elizabeth P. Lamers, Sally and Jonis Kamantauskas, his siblings; Amy Marie (Demetrius) Garza, Sabrina (John) Evans-Shives, Robert Guy De Filippis, and Michelle (Nikolaos) Peroulas. He is also survived by many loving uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and friends.
He is preceded in death by his grandfather Rodney F. Du Bois, and his grandmother Margaret V. DeFilippis.
A celebration of Nicholas’s life will be held at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made in Nicholas’s memory to the Washington National Zoo https://secure.nationalzoo.si.edu/donate/q/give