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11/02/10 - NNHS Newsletter - Jack Slusser

Samuel Jackson Slusser
(d. 29 Oct 2010)

Newport News High School Supervisor of Maintenance

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have yet another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter today.      Jack Slusser, former Supervisor of Maintenance at Newport News High School, passed away in Richmond on Friday, October 29, 2010 at the age of 94. 

   He was the father of     Robert Slusser ('61) of CA and    Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA, and father-in-law of the late     Doc Hudson, Warwick High School Class of 1960.

  From Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA - 10/29/10, 9:22 PM - "Passing of a former member of the Staff of NNHS":

Dear Carol:

It is great sadness that I inform you of the passing of my father Samuel "Jack" Jackson Slusser.

He was the Supervisor of Maintenance for the Original Newport News High School and was there when the Auditorium burned down.

My dad was 94 years old and he lived in Richmond, Virginia.  He proudly served his Country with the U. S. Army during the World War and the Korean Conflict. He also was a member of the American Legion Post #25 and he was the Drum Major and Bass Drummer for the Virginia Gentlemen Drum and Bugle Corps and traveled with them to both Local, State, and National Competitions and Parades.

On Friday 10-22-2010 he suffered a Cerebral Hemorrhage and was taken to Johnston Willis Hospital in Richmond where he underwent Emergency Surgery and was in NSICU until his death at approximately 2:30 pm today 10-29-2010.

   Oh, Catherine, I'm so very sorry to hear of your sad news! The loss of a parent is never easy, but to lose your husband and father within the space of six months must be completely overwhelming. I hope your memories of your dad will remain ever sweet and near you. You and your family have our deepest condolences and will be in our thoughts and prayers.

From Richmond Times-Dispatch - 11/02/10:


  Samuel "Jack" Slusser

    SLUSSER, Samuel "Jack" J., age 94, of Richmond, died October 29, 2010.

He is survived by his wife, Millie; a daughter, Cathy Hudson; a son, Robert Slusser and his wife, Elaine; a stepdaughter, Joan Pippen; a stepson, Ronnie Price; 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and two special nieces, Betty Lee Hunt and Mary Helen Ceske.

Mr. Slusser was an Army veteran of WWII.

His remains rest at Bliley's-Chippenham, 6900 Hull Street Road, where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, and where funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. at Hampton National Cemetery, Cemetery Road at Marshall Ave., Hampton, Va. 23669.

Jack Slusser
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch on November 2, 2010.
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November 02, 2010
My Dad: I will miss him greatly and will love him forever. He now rest in a better place and has no more pain. Dad lived 94 years and loved life and everyone in his life to the fullest, now he has joined the rest of his family and what a great reunion he is having in the house of the Lord. 
~ Catherine Hudson

November 0
2, 2010
  Miss Millie, our hearts ache for you at this time of sorrow. You and Jack are the couple that inspired us to believe in true love and happiness. Jack was a very sweet and funny man; he will be missed. May your memories keep you strong and the love from all your family and friends comfort you.

~ Steve, Cathi & Heather Glasco, Beaverdam, Virginia

November 0
2, 2010

Cathy and family: We are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts and prayers are with you. Love,

November 03
, 2010
  Dear Millie and Family, I really miss you. My thoughts and prayers are with you. See you soon. Marilyn Samson

~ Marilyn Samson, Powhatan, Virginia

November 03
, 2010
  My Dad: A man of many talents. His contributions to the family and friends will be missed. Robert

November 03
, 2010

November 0
4, 2010
Catherine, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. You were blessed to have had him for so long. Please take care and know he is only a prayer away.


  Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Cathy and Robert and their families and 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

Amazing Grace

Words by John Newton, 1779
(24 July 1725 21 Dec 1807)

 Amazing grace! (how sweet the sound)
That sav'd a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears reliev'd;
How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believ'd!

Thro' many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promis'd good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease;
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who call'd me here below,
Will be forever mine.

Bagpipes Version of "Amazing Grace" midi courtesy of - 05/25/08
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/21/08
Thanks, Dave!

"Amazing Grace" lyrics courtesy of - 03/15/05

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 01/27/05

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

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

American Legion Logo courtesy of - 11/17/08

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