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10/11/14 - NNHS Newsletter - John Munick

 John August Munick
(08 Feb 1941 - 09 Oct 2014)

Newport News High School Class of 1958

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
 We have another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter today.       John Munick, Class of 1958, passed away at his home in Newport News on Friday, October 09, 2014. 

From the Daily Press - 10/11/14:

                        John A. Munick
      NEWPORT NEWS - John A. Munick passed away peacefully at home on October 9, 2014 after a short but courageous battle with melanoma.

A loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend to all who shared his company, he is survived by Dian, his wife of 51 years; daughter Marci Odell and husband Will Odell of Alexandria; daughter Jennifer Clark, and husband Tere Clark of Newport News, and five very special grandchildren, Addison and Miller DeLancey, Makensey, Ashtyn and Kirsten Clark, and one cousin, Bill Eanes of Williamsburg.

John was born February 8, 1941 in Richmond, VA to John and Adrena Munick, and was raised in Newport News. He was a 1958 graduate of Newport News High School and graduated from Elon College with a business degree in 1962.

John Munick

He then served his country as a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Reserves.

John first worked in the personnel department at Noland Company, later joining Abbitt Realty in 1969. In 1974, John joined Drucker & Falk with property management responsibilities in Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads. Over the years, John served as Regional Manager, General Manager, and finally as President and Chief Operating Officer of the firm. In 2005, he retired from full-time responsibilities but remained on a part-time basis to oversee the conversion of the Chamberlin Hotel to a senior independent living apartment community.

John served on numerous boards and commissions throughout the Hampton Roads area, including ten years on the Newport News Industrial Development Authority, two of which were as chairman. He was organizer and first president of the Newport News Green Foundation, and he represented Newport News as a member of the Board of Visitors of the Eastern Virginia Medical School. He also served on various real estate and property management organizations.

He was a member of Denbigh Presbyterian Church where he served as an Elder.

Family and friends will remember John's outgoing and playful personality, his boundless generosity, integrity, devotion to his family, and love of animals. He was blessed with five beautiful grandchildren who filled his years with laughter and wonderful memories. John truly loved the outdoors and spent many leisure hours fishing and hunting quail, duck and pheasant.

The family will receive friends at Peninsula Funeral Home on Sunday, October 12 from 4:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.

A service in celebration of John's life will be held on Monday, October 13 at 10:00am at the former Second Presbyterian Church, 201 Menchville Rd., Newport News. Burial will follow at Peninsula Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of John A. Munick, Jr. may be directed to The Melanoma Program at The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, 750 East Pratt St., Suite 1700, Baltimore Maryland 21202; or The Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Tribute Department, 6 Herndon Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21403. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on October 11, 2014.
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October 11, 2014

Jennifer, the death of someone you love is a very critical time, hard to deal with. Your dad enjoyed a full life of happiness, and the memories of him will last a lifetime. Isaiah 61:2 says that "God comforts all who mourns." May the God of all comfort bring peace to your soul. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

~ K-Marie, Hampton, Virginia

  Our deepest sympathies are extended to the Munick family and their friends at this difficult time.

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  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

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Music (Sine Nomine) by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958), 1906

For all the saints
who from their labors rest,
Who thee by faith
before the world confessed.
Thy name, O Jesus,
be forever blest.

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Thou, Lord, their captain
in the well-fought fight;
Thou, in the darkness drear,
their one true light.

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Fight as the saints
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And win with them
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the warfare long,
Steals on the ear
the distant triumph song,
And hearts are brave again,
and arms are strong.

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Thro' gates of pearl
streams in the countless host,
Singing to Father,
Son, and Holy Ghost,

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