02/18/05 - NNHS Newsletter - Norman Nowitzky

Norman Glynn Nowitzky
(4 Feb 1960 - 18 Feb 2005)

 

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Today's regularly scheduled Newsletter will be issued tomorrow as a bonus edition.


   Norman Nowitzky, son of my brother-in-law, Miles Nowitzky (Granby HS - '50) and my sister, Eleanor Buckley
Nowitzky ('59) of NC,
passed away at 8:00 this morning at his home in Jacksonville, NC, two weeks after his 45th birthday,
after a long, valiant, and incredibly good natured battle with cancer.


Norman Glynn Nowitzky

JACKSONVILLE, NC - Norman Glynn Nowitzky, 45, passed away Friday, February 18, 2005, at his home in Jacksonville.
A native of Norfolk, VA, Norman was a 1978 graduate of Granby High School. He attended Ricks College (now BYU -
Idaho), and graduated summa cum laude from Old Dominion University in 1985 with a double history major. He served
an LDS Mission to Milan, Italy from 1980-1982. Having taught and served as a counselor in Norfolk Public Schools
for several years, Norman was a counselor at Summersill Elementary School.  Norman was a loving and devoted
husband, father, and friend to all who knew him and he will be greatly missed. He is survived by his loving wife of over ten
years,Theresa ("Tia") James-Nowitzky, M.D.; three sons, Michael Jarvis of Chapel Hill, NC, Alex Jarvis of Jacksonville,
and Stephen Jarvis at Fork Union Military Academy; two daughters, Melissa Nowitzky, age 7, and Rebekah Nowitzky,
age 3; his parents, Miles and Eleanor Nowitzky of Fayetteville, NC; his mother, Roberta C. Wynn of Norfolk; his sisters,
Shari D. Chapman of Stuart's Draft, VA and Renee D. Wallace of Fairfax, VA; his brother, Kevin R. Dick of Swansboro, NC;
and numerous nieces and nephews and other loving relatives and dear friends. His older brother, Herman Miles ("Chip")
Nowitzky, predeceased him on January 16, 1992, three days before his 35th birthday. Family and friends will gather at the
Jones Funeral Home in Jacksonville on Sunday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. The funeral will be held at the Jacksonville
Ward Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Monday, February 21, 2005 at 11:00 AM, with burial
to follow in Onslow Memorial Park in Jacksonville. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be
made to the Tsunami Relief Fund, care of LDS Welfare Services Emergency Response, 50 E. North Temple Street,
Room 701, Salt Lake City, UT 84150-6800.  Internet condolences may be sent to jonesfuneral@ec.rr.com.

   Our thoughts. prayers, and deepest sympathies are extended to Eleanor and Miles and all of Norman's family and
friends at this time.

   Expressions of sympathy may be sent to Miles and Eleanor at 862 Whispering Pines Road, Fayetteville, NC 28311,
or emailed to eMiles@iGlide.net.  If that bounces, just send it to me and I will forward them.

   
1969 - New Blended Family,
Norfolk, VA
11 Jun 1982 -
Norfolk, VA
25 Dec 1982 -
Christmas Morning,
Norfolk, VA
     
Chip, Miles, Kevin, Eleanor, Shari, Renee, and Norman Miles and Norman Nowitzky Maxine Frix Buckley and Norman Nowitzky Miles and Norman Nowitzky    


From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA - 02/18/05:

Carol, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. It must be hard to not only lose one, but 2 nephews!
May you have strength and peace in this time of sadness.
 
Patty Dempsey Gibbs ('66) mother also died. Her obit is in today's Daily Press.
 
Peace & Blessing,
Cheryl Mays Howard

   Thank you so much, Cheryl!  And thanks for letting me know about Mrs. Dempsey.

Evelyn Smith Dempsey

NEWPORT NEWS - Evelyn Smith Dempsey, 83, one of the most extraordinary people ever, passed away on Wednesday,
Feb. 16, 2005. Evelyn had such a kind and gentle spirit and always seemed to look for and bringing out the best in all those
who were blessed to know her. Even as her eyesight and health began to fail, she continued to be the wonderful loving person
that she had always been. She was an active member of Parkview United Methodist Church for years and the perfect role
model of a Christian. She often talked about and so looked forward to the wonderful promise of the resurrection, through her
Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ where she would be reunited with family and friends that had preceded her in death. Most of all
she longed to be with her husband and best friend James Hicks Dempsey. She also longed to be reunited with her parents,
Anna Kayes Smith and Edward Linden Smith; and her brothers, Richard Smith, John Smith and Edward Smith. Left to cherish
her precious memory are her daughters and their husbands, Katie and Austin Bartee, Patty and Aderon Gibbs and Mary and
Rainer Regul; five grandchildren, Todd Bartee, Jennifer Darling and her husband, Abe, Jonathan Gibbs, Daniel Regul and
Michael Regul; three great-grandchildren, Austin Darling, Blaine Darling and Jami Reese Darling; her wonderful sisters, Janice
Smith and Virginia Powell and her very special brother-in-law, William Powell. We would like to give special thanks to all of the
kind and compassionate caregivers at Warwick Forrest and The Chesapeake that took such great care of our Mom. The depth
of our sorrow is a reflection of the profound happiness that she brought to our lives. A graveside service will be conducted
at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 19, at Peninsula Memorial Park by Rev. Robert C. Evans. In Evelyn's memory should friends
desire, contributions may be made to your favorite charity. Arrangements by Weymouth Funeral Home.

Published in the Daily Press from 2/17/2005 - 2/18/2005.

   As the Guest Book for Mrs. Dempsey is already quite long and sure to grow longer, I'll not post it here, but will include it
on her obituary which I will soon post on Other Recent Deaths.

   Our love, thoughts, prayers and sympathies are extended to Katie, Patty, Aderon, and all of the family.


   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol

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Where Can I Turn For Peace?

Words by Emma Lou Thayne (b. 1924)
Music by Jolene G. Meredith (b. 1935)
 

Where can I turn for peace? Where is my solace
When other sources cease to make me whole?
When with a wounded heart, anger, or malice,
I draw myself apart, Searching my soul?

Where, when my aching grows, Where, when I languish,
Where, in my need to know, where can I run?
Where is the quiet hand to calm my anguish?
Who, who can understand? He, only One.

He answers privately, Reaches my reaching
In my Gethsemane, Savior and Friend.
Gentle the peace he finds for my beseeching.
Constant he is and kind, Love without end.


"Where Can I Turn for Peace?" midi (and available sheet music) courtesy of http://www.copypackmusic.com/peace.html;
extracted with the kind assistance of my # 5 son, Nathaniel Harty of IL - 02/03/05
Thanks, Nathaniel!

"Where Can I Turn for Peace?" lyrics courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/kat_427/princeofpeace.html - 01/27/05

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com 01/27/05

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