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09/19/19 - NNHS Newsletter - David Flakowitz

David Flakowitz
(d. 17 Sept 2019)

Newport News High School Class of 1967

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   There is yet more sad news today.
   David Flakowitz, Class of 1967, passed away in Hampton on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at the age of 71.  

   May his memory be for a blessing always.

From the Daily Press - 09/19/19:

         David Flakowitz
    HAMPTON - David Flakowitz, 71, son of Sara and Sam Flakowitz, passed away at home with family by his side on September 17, 2019.

David was a Class of '66 NNHS Typhoon and was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Vietnam conflict.

He retired from Anheuser Busch after 35 years of service.

He was an avid sports lover.

David came to know the Lord and was baptized in the York River.

David is survived by his wife of 50 years, Vicki; sons, David (Sarah), and Scott; and grandchildren, Brandon, Kristina, Callie and Cammie.

A celebration of David's life will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 20, 2019 at Coastal Community Church, in Yorktown.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Coastal Community Church or your favorite charity. David and Vicki were blessed with a loving family and so many special friends.

Arrangements are being handled by Peninsula Funeral Home.

Published in Daily Press on September 19, 2019.
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September 18, 2019

Please accept my deepest condolences to the entire Flakowitz family. David was a dear friend of my brother Frank Kanelos. He also came to visit my brother nearly every day in the hospital;.
He had touch many hearts and will be greatly missed.

Helen Hollowell

~ Helen Kanelos, Williamsburg, Virginia 

September 18, 2019

 I remember David from the neighborhood in east end. His mother was our Avon lady. David was funny and so was his mother! RIP
Jean Poole Burton NNHS'64

~ Jean Burton, Portsmouth, Rhode Island

September 19, 2019

Vicki, David Dean, and Scott,
Keith and I are so very sorry to hear of David's passing. He was a such a funny guy, and will be missed by so many! Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

~ Terri and Keith Derby, Yorktown, Virginia

September 19, 2019

Please accept our heartfelt condolences on David's passing. We miss Bay Days where we always got to see the two of you.

~ Sheila and Jim Majka, Seaford, Virginia

September 19, 2019

Vicki, know that our thoughts are with you and family. We will never forget the times we had when we all lived in Quail Run.

~ Dwight and Diane Rice, Toano, V

September 19, 2019

David and I became great friends when I had the Rusty Nail. He would come to watch all the games there with his friends from Anheuser-Bush. He and his wife Vicky became close friends of mine, and have remained so to this day. All my prayers and thoughts are with the Flakowitz family

~ Buddy Hollowell, Newport News, Virginia

September 19, 2019

Flick always made me smile. I'm sitting here
thinking about him, with a big smile on my face.

~ Mike Fordham, Sanford, Florida


September 19, 2019

David was one of my favorite Typhoons; it was always fun sharing the great times at Newport News High School and even though I was several years ahead of him, David had a great recall of the NNHS history that we loved to talk about.. We may have exaggerated a tad, but we're not perfect...

He will be missed for best to the Family....Bobby Hilling, NNHS Class of '62


September 19, 2019

Scott - I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts.

~ Christina Peck, Hampton, Virginia

September 19, 2019

My heart goes out to you and your family. Although I don't know exactly what to say, I want you to know that I am with you in the thought and wish you comfort and peace as you remember David. His life was rich because of all his family and friends. I will always remember the great times we shared throughout the many, many years we have know each other.

~ Beverly Cherry, Fredericksburg, Virginia

September 19, 2019

~ Christine Doby

September 19, 2019

David was a good friend of mine growing up in the east end of Newport News. I'll never forget driving him around in his 1961 Oldsmobile while I had my learners permit. I actually parallel parked that behemoth to get my drivers license. What a great guy! Left us way too soon. Godspeed, David.

~ John DiGiacomo, Prince George, Virginia

September 20, 2019

Dearest Vicki and family,
All of us are so very sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved husband and father, David. We offer each of you our deepest condolences during this very difficult time. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless each of you!

With love,

Bonnie, John and Dad

~ Bonnie Tracey, Yorktown, Virginia

September 20, 2019

I am so sorry to hear this news. I worked for the HOA. He always came in to chat with me for a few minutes when he'd bring in the dues. Always joking about when he made his payments. Such a sweet man. One of the few residents I miss seeing.

~ Brenda Sours, Virginia

September 20, 2019

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

~ Mark Friedman, Hampton, Virginia

September 20
, 2019

After hearing the sad news of David's passing I have been thinking of the fond memories from Woodrow Wilson Elementary. Hanging out at lunch, joking around on the walk home with the other neighborhood kids. He was always such a nice guy with a fun personality. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and I hope that sharing your wonderful memories of David will help to ease the pain at this time of sorrow and loss.

~ Barbara Spangler, Poquoson, Virginia

September 21, 2019

Since hearing the sad news of David's passing I have been thinking of the fun memories from Woodrow Wilson Elementary. Especially those of walking home from school with the other neighborhood kids. And, of course, seeing his smiling friendly face in the halls of NNHS. He was always such a nice guy. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

~ Barbara Spangler, Poquoson, Virginia

September 2
2, 2019

I am so sad to hear of Dave's passing. I first met Dave and Vickie when their kids were at York High School. I then worked with Dave at the brewery. Dave was always smiling and great to be around. He was always ready to lend a hand. All who knew him will miss him.

~ Unsigned

November 15, 2019



  Our deepest sympathies are extended to David's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.

   This information is also posted here:

  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

Whispering Hope

Words and Music by Alice Hawthorne (11 May 1827 - 22 Nov 1902), 1868

"Alice Hawthorne" was really Setimus Winner, one of the most versatile writers of the mid-19th century.
Winner went from the bird calls of "Listen to the Mocking Bird" to the doggerel nonsense
of "Oh, Where, Oh, Where Has My Little Dog Gone?" to the gentle and optimistic "Whispering Hope."

Soft as the voice of an angel
Breathing a lesson unheard;
Hope with a gentle persuasion
Whispers her comforting word.

Wait till the darkness is over,
Wait till the tempest is done;
Hope for the sunshine tomorrow,
After the shower is gone.

Whispering Hope,
Oh, how welcome thy voice,
Making my heart
in its sorrow rejoice.

"Whispering Hope" midi (Sequenced by Grandpa Schober) and lyrics
courtesy of - 06/20/07

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 03/15/05

Silver Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/28/05 and 11/23/08     

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