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08/15/12 - NNHS Newsletter - Nick "Peanut" Ilish

Nick Elbert G. Ilish
(24 Feb 1933 - 12 Aug 2012)

Newport News High School Class of @ 1950

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We have still another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter today; another member of the large Ilish / Ilich family has died.    Nick Ilish - Class of @ 1950,  passed away in Hampton on Sunday, August 12, 2012 at the age of 79. 

   He was the brother of    Bertha Ilich (or Illish) Buras (February '42) of LA and Shirley Ilich Williamson of VA, and of the late Catherine "Kitty" Ilich Weaver, Class of @ 1937 (d. 31 Mar 2011), the late     George "Bubba" Ilich, Class of February 1939, (07 Apr 1921 - 02 Feb 2008), the late  Linwood Ilich, Class of February 1946 (17 Dec 1927 - 21 Sept 2007), the late Johnny Ilich, Class of 194_ (d. 20 Apr 2008), the late Virginia Ilish Bowen, and the late    Dennis "Bootsie" Ilich, President of the Class of 1956 (d. 25 Aug 1997).

From the Daily Press - 08/15/12:

              Nick E. Ilish



HAMPTON - Nick Elbert G. Ilish 'Peanut,' 79, passed away Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, after a courageous battle with leukemia.

Born in Newport News on Feb. 24, 1933, he was a graduate of Newport News High School, served in the U.S. Army, and retired from Newport News Shipbuilding.

Peanut's interests and hobbies included golf, his vegetable garden and the Atlanta Braves. He was a member of the Hampton Golf Assoc. and will truly miss his golf buddies.

He is survived by his two sisters, Bertha Buras, of Louisiana, and Shirley Williamson, of York County.


Nick "Peanut" Ilish



The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at Peninsula Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held conducted Thursday, August 16, at noon at Hampton Memorial Gardens officiated by the Rev. Wes Taylor.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from August 15 to August 16, 2012.
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August 15, 2012

He will be missed a lot by our family. We looked up to him as a grandfather figure. He was always there for our grandma Judy and our family

~ Stacey Bolt, Hampton, Virginia
August 15, 2012 
A kind, good and honorable man who will be missed by all who knew "Peanut". Our deepest sympathy to the family.
August 16, 2012 
I will miss seeing you every week. Thank you for letting me be a part of your care. 

~ Lillian Kerner, RN
August 16, 2012
We will miss "Peanuts." We have known him and his family for more than 40 years. Rest in peace, old friend.

16, 2012

Peanut will be missed by all that knew him. I grew up knowing him in Marshall Courts and being around him.
Bucky Winfrey

   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Peanut's family and their friends at this difficult time.

   From Fred Field (June '45) of CA - 08/22/12, 5:21 PM - "    Linwood Ilish":

Hello Carol,         Wed. Aug. 22, 2012

Linwood Ilish appears on page 17 of the Feb. 1946 Anchor.

Fred W. Field
Loma Linda & Fullerton, CA

   Thank you so very much, Fred.   I'm so thankful for the clarifications you provide so that the records may be kept complete.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Shall We Gather at the River

Words and Music by Rev. Robert Lowry (1826-1899)

 Shall we gather at the river,
Where bright angel feet have trod;
With its crystal tide forever
Flowing by the throne of God?


Yes, we'll gather at the river,
The beautiful, the beautiful river;
Gather with the saints at the river
That flows by the throne of God.

On the margin of the river,
Washing up its silver spray,
We will walk and worship ever,
All the happy golden day.


Ere we reach the shining river,
Lay we every burden down;
Grace our spirits will deliver,
And provide a robe and crown.


Soon we'll reach the shining river,
Soon our pilgrimage will cease,
Soon our happy hearts will quiver
With the melody of peace.


"Shall We Gather at the River" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 07/15/07
at the suggestion of Fred Field ('45) of CA - 07/14/07
Thanks, Fred!

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 01/27/05

Animated Army and Navy Flags clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

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