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09/11/13 - NNHS Newsletter - David Nicosia

David Ernest Nicosia
(05 Feb 1954 - 09 Sept 2013)

Poquoson High School Class of 1972

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
 We have more sad news today.      David Nicosia, Poquoson High School Class of 1972, son of the late    Joseph Nicosia (February 1942), passed away in Portsmouth on Monday, September 09, 2013 at the age of 59. 

From the Daily Press - 09/11/13:

                      David E. Nicosia
      POQUOSON - David Ernest Nicosia, 59, a resident of Poquoson and Portsmouth, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, September 9, 2013 at Maryview Hospital, Portsmouth.

He is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 30 years, Mabel Lawrence Nicosia; daughter, Robin Hassler and husband, Todd; grandson, Bobby Boes Jr.; beloved great-niece, Mary Jane Nicosia; and faithful golden companion, Ginger.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph A. Sr. and Katherine H. Nicosia; parents-in-law, J. Moreland and Miriam E. Lawrence; and his precious golden companions, Bubba, Sam, and Katie.

He is also survived by his brother, Joseph A. Nicosia Jr.; nephew, Leon Nicosia (Doris); niece, Bonnie King; great-niece, Samantha King; aunts, Betty Durkovich, and Barbara Taylor and husband, John; and numerous cousins.

David Nicosia

avid graduated from Poquoson High School, Old Dominion University, and Virginia Wesleyan; and graduated with a Master's degree in Special Education from Norfolk State. He loved Poquoson, fishing, and the water. He was dedicated to all of the children he taught. He was an avid reader, and loved history. He never met a golden retriever who didn't love him

The family will receive friends Friday, 6-7:00 PM, at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson, immediately followed by a Celebration of David's life at 7:00 PM at the funeral home by Rev. Milford C. Rollins.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Southeastern Virginia Golden Retriever Education Training, Inc. (David served on Board of Directors), P.O. Box 8014, Yorktown, VA, 23693. Online condolences to View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from September 11 to September 12, 2013.
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September 10, 2013, 10:13 PM

  We will miss our good neighbor with his delightful sense of humor and good spirits even when he was not feeling well. Dave was a pleasure to know and a fighter to the end. Dave and Mabel and Ginger will be in our prayers and thoughts. Sally, Bill, and Jim

~ Bill and Sally Brennan, Portsmouth, Virginia

September 11, 2013

Heaven's gates have yet been opened once again to welcome another angel home. You will forever be remembered from our classes we had together, (Paulson and Keech). RIP, David.

~ Catherine Gwaltney, Wendland, Wasilla, Alaska
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  Our deepest sympathies are extended to the Nicosia family and their friends at this difficult time.

  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

Servant of God, Well Done!

Words by Charles Wesley (28 Dec 1707 - 29 Mar 1788)
Music by
George J. Elvey (27 Mar 1816 - 09 Dec 1893)

(The Methodist Hymnal, 1966, #288)

Wesley wrote this hymn in 1770 on the occasion of the death of clergyman George White.
Elvey's tune, "Diademata", has been set to several other hymns, notably "Crown Him with Many Thorns" and "Soldiers of Christ, Arise".

 Servant of God, well done!
Thy glorious warfare’s past;
The battle’s fought, the race is won,
And thou art crowned at last.

With saints enthroned on high,
Thou dost thy Lord proclaim,
And still to God salvation cry,
Salvation to the Lamb!

O happy, happy soul!
In ecstasies of praise,
Long as eternal ages roll,
Thou seest Thy Savior’s face.

Redeemed from earth and pain,
Ah! when shall we ascend,
And all in Jesus’ presence reign
With our translated friend?

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