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Offline cj8mule

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David Nolan Crossed the Bar
« on: December 09, 2021, 05:36:56 PM »
It's with deep sadness for me to tell you all that my dear friend David Nolan has passed.  He will be truly missed...









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Offline Randy Zimmerman

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Re: David Nolan Crossed the Bar
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2021, 05:39:46 AM »
Dave Nolan was one of a kind. He and I started working together on different Army projects and through them became great friends. Like many others, he invited me out to go fishing on his 1st skiff in Raritan Bay for stripers. I’d never been out on the ocean fishing before that trip and was thrilled for the opportunity. I was amazed when I met him at the ramp and saw his skiff. Having grown up fishing in MN, it was incredible to me that people could actually build a boat and take it offshore. That trip is when he planted the seed in me about building a boat. That was May 2006.


Fast forward to June 2013, Dave took a week of vacation and flew out to Kansas to help jump start my build. I picked him up at the airport and we started construction on my hull kit from Salt Water Workshop about an hour after he landed. At the end of the week, documented on the forum, the hull was complete. Two years later I had my center console launched and have fished it hard and often ever since.

I’m going to miss my friend. I’m going to miss sharing fishing stories, sharing hunting stories, and sharing stories about our families the most. Dave always lived life to the fullest, was a loving husband and father, and a great friend.

There is a Celebration of Life party scheduled for December 21, 2021 at the Hilltop Inn, 825 Hilltop Rd, Elkton MD.  The family is asking that instead of flowers they would like to have gifts donated to Boy Scout Troop 143 of Elkton MD in his honor. Dave was very involved in the Boy Scouts and was a committee chair in the troop. 
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Offline Randy Zimmerman

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Re: David Nolan Crossed the Bar
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2021, 07:48:42 AM »
Memorial Service for Dave Nolan

Tuesday, 21 December
Hopewell United Methodist Church (1811 Hopewell Road, Port Deposit, MD)
1000-1100:  Visitation
1100-1200:  Memorial Service

This will be followed by a celebration of Dave’s life at Rookies Hilltop Inn (825 Hilltop Road, Elkton, MD) immediately after the service.

Donations, in lieu of flowers are requested to Dave’s Boy Scout (Troop 143).  They can be made in person at the memorial service.

The family is asking for: Everyday casual attire if you come. No sad, black or dress attire is wanted. All of us and his family is wearing jeans and his fishing t shirt and camo crocs bc that’s what my dad lived in.
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Start:1 June 2013
Flip: 9 April 2014
Maiden Voyage: 22 May 2015

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Re: David Nolan Crossed the Bar
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2021, 08:35:30 AM »
Deepest condolences to Dave's family & all who were close. Although I never met Dave in person, his advice & guidance through this forum is beyond measure. I greatly appreciate the knowledge he shared with all of us.

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Re: David Nolan Crossed the Bar
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2021, 01:41:20 PM »
  He will be missed. My condolences to his family and friends.

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Re: David Nolan Crossed the Bar
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2021, 06:56:14 AM »
wow, sad news!  His posts were always a great read. The pic of him in his widebody "over the swell" really peaked my interest in these boats. Condolences to the family.

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Re: David Nolan Crossed the Bar
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2021, 02:02:21 PM »
The funeral services today was like no other.  Exactly how he wanted it!  Some tears, but mostly laughter  and great stories.  My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends.

--dave
Jumbo 27' started July, 2016, flipped Feb, 2017, launched Sept, 2017

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Re: David Nolan Crossed the Bar
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2021, 06:08:17 PM »
The funeral services today was like no other.  Exactly how he wanted it!  Some tears, but mostly laughter  and great stories.  My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends.

--dave

Thanks for letting us know ... I was wondering. :)
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Re: David Nolan Crossed the Bar
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2021, 11:35:45 AM »
The funeral services today was like no other.  Exactly how he wanted it!  Some tears, but mostly laughter  and great stories.  My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends.

--dave

Good to hear.  The stories! The laughter! That's exactly the way I would expect it to be for Dave.

I have been grieving all week, and have a bit more to go. Reading his hilarious posts and emails has helped me.