10/16/09 - NNHS Newsletter
John Setelin

John W. Setelin
(d. 11 Oct 2009)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   
  We have even more tragic news to report today.  John Setelin, son of   Maelea Somervold Setelin Tweedie-Cifers ('62) of VA,  passed away in Mechanicsville on Sunday, October 11, 2009 at the age of only 37. 

  From Maelea Somervold Tweedie-Cifers ('62) of VA - 10/16/09, 9:41 AM - "death of my son":

Hello Carol,  

I am a graduate of NNHS '62. I enjoy your newsletters and think you do an outstanding and loving job in giving us this........

My son, John W. Setelin passed away tragically on Oct. 11th.  He left behind 2 beautiful children.  I would really be grateful if you would share this information.  His obituary can be found in the RIchmond Times Dispatch published Wednesday for the details if needed.  I've lost touch over the years with so many of our classmates and just want to share in this way.........

Thank you,

Maelea Somervold Setelin Tweedie-Cifers

  Oh, Maelea, I'm so very sorry to learn of this heartbreaking news!  Please know that you and your family will be in the thoughts and prayers of your friends and schoolmates.

John W. Setelin
  SETELIN, John W., 37, of Mechanicsville, departed this life October 11, 2009.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda Setelin; two children, Jeremy and Emily Setelin; his mother, Maelea Tweedie-Cifers; his father, John Setelin (Theresa); two sisters, Krista Powell and Megan Hanna; grandmother, Lola Somervold.

The family will receive friends 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thursday, at Bliley's - Staples Mill, with a graveside service following visitation at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the trust fund established for the children, Virginia Credit Union, 10165 Brook Road, Glen Allen, 23060.

Published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on October 14, 2009.


October 14, 2009
 Maelea and Family ~ sending lots of love to you and your family at this time. May your memories hold you tight.
~ Vicki Cangelosi, Chesterfield, Virginia

October 14, 2009

Brenda and kids,
I am so sorry to hear about this. You all are in our hearts and prayers.
Rose and Todd Young

~ Rose Young, Mechanicsville, Virginia

October 14, 2009

Maelea, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May your faith and your memories give you comfort.
~ Tom MacKnight

October 14, 2009

Brenda, Jeremy & Emily, Our heart aches for each of you. May God keep you strong and ease your pain. Praying this for you. Our love,
~ Teresa & Ricky Redford

October 14, 2009

Jeremy, we are so deeply sorry to hear about this. Our entire family will keep you and your family in our prayers.

"The Longs" Dianne, Tracey, Courtney and David

October 14, 2009

Brenda, please know that you and your family are in our prayers.
The Girl Scouts of Laurel Service Unit.
~ Christine Pitts, Glen Allen, Virginia
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October 14, 2009

Mrs. Setelin, Emily, and Jeremy,
My heart is so sad to hear of your loss. I cannot imagine the pain that each of you and your extended family is going through right now. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless and comfort you during this time and in the days ahead.
~ Mary Winecoff, Mechanicsville, Virginia

October 14, 2009

We are very sorry for your loss. Please remember the good times and be comforted by them in this difficult time.
Your entire family will be in our prayers.

The Childress Family


October 14, 2009

Brenda, Jeremy & Emily,

Our hearts go out to all of you at this very sad time. As the days pass I hope you all continue to feel comforted by the love & support of your Family and Friends. We are very saddened by the loss of our friend John & and for what you & the kids are going through right now.
We love & are praying for you all.
~ Trish, Mike, Clay & Hazen Buzzard, Montpelier, Virginia
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October 14, 2009

Dear Brenda, Jeremy and Emily,
We have so many happy memories with John and your family, playing porch ball and the summers on the field.
Let the happy memories be your comfort.
Call if you just want to talk.
~ The Rabassa Family, Henrico, Virginia

October 14, 2009

Jeremy, So sorry for your loss. Our family will keep you in our prayers and thoughts.

~ The Mull's, Marvin, Cindy and Tyler


October 14, 2009

As an old friend of John's, I was truly shocked to learn of his passing. My thoughts are with his family during this difficult time.

I will always remember John's infectious laughter and that trip to the "haunted house" in Powhatan. God bless you John! You will be sorely missed!
~ Margie Walton Ratliff, Glen Allen, Virginia
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October 14, 2009

Brenda, Jeremy and Emily
We are so saddened to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts always. If there is any thing that we can do please do not hesitate to let us know. We are only a phone call away.

******* and Tom ******* and Amanda Herndon
~ ******* *******, Mechanicsville, Virginia

October 14, 2009

I was shocked to hear about John. We had a lot of very fun times and very long talks. Porch ball was the best.
~ Travis Smith, Richmond, Virginia

October 14, 2009

Brenda, Emily, Jeremy,

Our hearts ache because your hearts ache. Remember that you each have an Angel you can lean on and give the pain over to. We are here for you always.

Joan, Larry, Daniel and David


October 14, 2009

Brenda, Jeremy & Emily...We are so sorry to hear of your loss! Our thoughts & prayers will be with you during this time. May God Bless & comfort each of you.
~ "The Turners" Scott, Susan, Alan & Nick, Henrico, Virginia
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October 14, 2009

Mae Lea,
I am so sorry to learn of this. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.
Mark Hulcher
Mark Hulcher, Chesterfield, Virginia
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October 15, 2009

Dearest Brenda, and children, we remember the good times we all had on Francis Road and Highview with cookouts and playing ball. So sorry to hear of your loss. Fondly,

~ Rose and Billy


October 15, 2009

Jeremy, Brenda, and Emily, I just want to thank you for always being there for David and me, and I want you all to know that I'm here for you in your time of need.
~ Daniel Swisher, Waynesboro, Virginia

October 15, 2009

I was very shocked when I heard the news. I know we drifted apart, but I still remember the fun times, when we all came over to play darts. Ya'll are in my thoughts.
~ Caron (Gontkovic) Smith, Manquin, Virginia
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October 15, 2009

I am sorry for you loss, May God be with you and yours,

Joseph E. Fultz


October 15, 2009

The Setelin's
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I am definitely thinking of you during this difficult time.

Donna Smith, OKMS


October 15, 2009

God made one John Setelin - for after he was made God found he could not win another argument, nor win another horse-shoe match, or a game of darts-God found his abilities were no longer as powerful as before he had created John, then God decided he would bring John back to heaven for a re-match. When John got there he said to God, "Best two out of three- Loser runs though the woods, naked, with an apple in his mouth." God Bless my Friend.

~ Brian Bowlin, Henrico, Virginia



   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to John's family and their friends at this most difficult time.

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

                          Love to all, Carol


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Carol Buckley Harty

Sometime, Somewhere

Words by Ophelia G. Adams
Music by Charles D. Tillman

Unanswered yet? The prayer lips have pleaded
In agony of heart these many years?
Does faith begin to fail, is hope departing,
And think you all in vain those falling tears?
Say not the Father hath not heard your prayer;
You shall have your desire, sometime, somewhere,
You shall have your desire, sometime, somewhere.

Unanswered yet? Tho' when you first presented
This one petition at the Father's throne,
It seemed you could not wait the time of asking,
So urgent was your heart to make it known.
Tho' years have passed since then, do not despair;
The Lord will answer you, sometime, somewhere,
The Lord will answer you, sometime, somewhere.

Unanswered yet? Nay, do not say ungranted;
Perhaps your part is not yet wholly done,
The work began when first your prayer was uttered,
And God will finish what he has begun
If you will keep the incense burning there;
His glory you shall see, sometime, somewhere,
His glory you shall see, sometime, somewhere.

Unanswered yet? Faith cannot be unanswered;
Her feet were firmly planted on the Rock;
Amid the wildest storm prayer stands undaunted,
Nor quails before the loudest thunder shock;
She knows Omnipotence has heard her prayer,
And cries, "It shall be done, sometime, somewhere,"
And cries, "It shall be done, sometime, somewhere."

"Sometime, Somewhere" midi (sequenced by Brian M. Ames, copyright 1999) and lyrics courtesy
of http://junior.apk.net/~bmames/ht0154_.htm - 10/03/05

Greg Olsen Painting courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com 02/10/05

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

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