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Old 10-11-2009, 10:20 AM
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Nic2004 RIP buddy


Boy this is a bad week to be a doper.
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NICODEMUS, DAVID ALAN "NIC", age 53, of Deltona, FL passed away Friday, Oct. 2, 2009 while riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle. Nic grew up in Orlando, FL and spent his life in the central Florida area. He graduated from Boone H.S. and Seminole Community College. He was a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers and retired from Seminole County Department of Traffic Engineering. Nic was also a Patriot Honor Guard for fallen soldiers. Nic was a most beloved husband and father. He was a great family man. He was a loyal friend and will be greatly missed. Nic is survived by his wife Nancy; sons David and Jason (Amanda) of Lompoc, CA; mother Dorothy Mason of Sautee, GA; sisters Cynthia (Ray) Hickey of Idaho Falls, ID and Melissa (Mike) Newton of Sautee, GA; three grandchildren; many nephews and a niece.
Nic joined our little band of posters back in 2004. Never a huge number poster, when he did post it was always worth reading.
Nic and I became friends IRL back in 2006 or there abouts. I had posted in a recipe thread, and he sent me a private message about how to cook chicken on the grill. Several emails were exchanged, and I think I can tell you the exact time we became friends, I had sent him a recipe, he wrote back that they were boarding up for a hurricane and he would try it after the storm was past. I wrote back
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I don't think I have ever said this to a man, but here is hoping you don't get a blow job

After that we were buddies. When I retired he invited myself and my wife to come visit them in Flordia, and we went and spent a week there. Nic has a lovely family, with a wife who thought he was nuts to invite somebody he had never seen to come stay with them for a week. Turns out we had a great time, and Nic convinced us to go visit St. Augustine. Turned out that this was the highlight of our trip. Nic and I kept talking about doing it again, but never got around to it. Damn.
Nic was a biker, old school. Not a Johnny come lately, he was from the days of when you gathered the parts and built your bike by hand. One night when we were visiting I asked him to explain the difference between two types of Harleys. I got a complete lesson how how to build a Harley engine. He paid for his hobby. He lost a leg riding his bike and based on what I got in the mail, possibly his life. Recently he and several of his buddies were featured in a Sarah Darling video. Nic can be seen at the beginning of the video sitting at the bar with a blue hat on. He sent me pictures of all of the guys in the video, I printed one of them and told my boss that they were my new crew. Bosses response?

Just last night my wife and I were telling friends about Nic his family and how we wanted to go back to St. Augustine.
Damn I have to stop now, my eyes are starting to leak.
My heart goes out to Nancy and David.
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Old 10-11-2009, 10:23 AM
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This is horrible! Nic and I got to be friends via email and then all of a sudden I didn't hear from him anymore. He was such a wonderfully sweet person and loved both his Nancy and David very much. I'll miss him terribly and may his loved ones find peace.

Kemi~
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Old 10-11-2009, 10:32 AM
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Aw, FUCK!
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Old 10-11-2009, 10:33 AM
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I declare a moratorium on Dopers dying effective NOW,

This sucks, I remember his name, but not a lot about his posts. Reading now, he seems like someone I'd have like to have met.

Also on a side note: I think I've become a Sarah Darling fan.
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Old 10-11-2009, 10:50 AM
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I declare a moratorium on Dopers dying effective NOW,
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Just. . .damn!
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Old 10-11-2009, 12:26 PM
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My word! I'm sorry to hear this, but I am heartened a bit that he went out doing something he loved.

My condolences to all his family and friends.
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Old 10-11-2009, 02:15 PM
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Thirded. Seriously, what the fuck is going on?!
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Old 10-11-2009, 04:15 PM
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My heartfelt condolences.
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Old 10-11-2009, 07:35 PM
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Deltona? That's just down the road from me. I went to Deltona Junior High School.

Dammit.
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Old 10-11-2009, 10:38 PM
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silenus said it

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Old 10-11-2009, 10:40 PM
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I didn't know him at all, but man! Enough is enough!

His family is in my prayers.
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Old 10-11-2009, 11:14 PM
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Old 10-12-2009, 02:11 AM
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Did he die in a crash? Or did he die some other way "while riding" as the obituary says - a heart attack or something? It's not clear from the wording.
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Old 10-12-2009, 03:17 AM
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TOO MUCH DEATH! is the only response I have to this.
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Old 10-12-2009, 04:02 AM
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It's crappy to have three such threads. It's indeed a sad time.
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Old 10-12-2009, 06:20 AM
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Did he die in a crash? Or did he die some other way "while riding" as the obituary says - a heart attack or something? It's not clear from the wording.
I don't know. I was wondering that myself. I will call his wife in a day or so to find out.
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Old 10-12-2009, 06:59 AM
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Old 10-12-2009, 08:15 AM
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What a sad week for us Dopers.

Seems to me I remember him from some photo threads (he's one of the bearded ones in the video, right?).

Condolences to his family.
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Old 10-12-2009, 09:16 AM
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My condolences to his friends and family.

I'm getting very tired of typing that.
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Old 10-12-2009, 09:36 AM
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My condolences to his friends and family.

I'm getting very tired of typing that.
Tell me about it. I don't remember chatting with Nic2004 myself, but I'm sorry for the loss for his family and for the community here.
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Old 10-12-2009, 10:25 AM
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Mercy this is shocking news! My sympathy for all his personal friends and of course prayers for eternal rest for Nic.

Everyone please be careful out there!
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Old 10-12-2009, 01:10 PM
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My condolences to his family and friends.
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Old 10-12-2009, 01:20 PM
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TOO MUCH DEATH! is the only response I have to this.
You said it .

My sincere condolences.
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Old 10-12-2009, 06:36 PM
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I declare a moratorium on Dopers dying effective NOW,
I'll see what I can do about having this written into the registration agreement.

Nic2004 seemed like a good guy, from what little interaction I had with him on the boards. He'll be greatly missed.
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Old 10-14-2009, 05:46 PM
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My thoughts and condolences go out to his family and friends.
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Old 10-15-2009, 05:21 AM
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I am very sorry to read that another one of our Dopers has died!

I hurt for his family and friend (s) because even though we never interacted here, I see that he was loved, was a huge part of their lives and a valued member of his community.

This community is wonderful and I know all of us realize at a time like this, our time on the planet isn't infinite.

Sadly

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Old 10-16-2009, 08:26 AM
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I am very very sad.

Okay folks, this is getting ridiculous: STOP DYING!
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Old 10-16-2009, 11:03 AM
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What a sad week for us Dopers.

Seems to me I remember him from some photo threads (he's one of the bearded ones in the video, right?).

Condolences to his family.
Nic with Sarah Darling 1

Nic with Sarah Darling 2

Nic with Sarah Darling 3

Damn. It seems like every time I peek in, another old "friend" has died.

RIP, Nic. Deepest condolences to his family.
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Old 10-16-2009, 06:00 PM
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Thanks for that, Shayna. I was thinking that he was one of our Santa Claus look-alikes.
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Old 10-16-2009, 10:22 PM
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My condolences to Nic's family and friends. This completely sucks.
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Old 10-18-2009, 02:05 PM
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I'm letting this thread go, but people are welcome to keep sharing their thoughts on Nic2004.
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Old 10-18-2009, 03:21 PM
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Very sad. Didn't know him, but recognize the name.
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Old 10-18-2009, 03:34 PM
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I am very very sad.

Okay folks, this is getting ridiculous: STOP DYING!
I'm doing my best.
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I don't know. I was wondering that myself. I will call his wife in a day or so to find out.
Hi everyone! Thank you for your kind thoughts and words. My husband was truely a great man, His sons and I Love and miss him more than words can say. As to the cause of death; he died from enternal bleeding post motorcycle accident not from a heart attack. He was on his way home after meeting with a friend at the mall. My little guy had just asked me where his daddy was and that he wanted him home, because it was dark now and daddy is always home when its dark out, when I got the phone call from a man that was at the seen with Nic. Nic died on the way to the hospital.

Nancy
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Old 01-16-2010, 05:01 PM
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Nancy,

We're so sorry for your loss. Please let us know if you need anything.
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Old 01-16-2010, 08:07 PM
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Nancy, thank you for coming in and sharing that with us.
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Old 01-16-2010, 08:47 PM
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I just wanted to re-visit the thread because I subscribe to ALL threads I am involved in here, and this one hit me especially hard.

Thanks for the pictures, Nancy, I feel like I know Nic2004 a little better now.

Bill
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Old 01-18-2010, 03:30 PM
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Awww, this blows. I'm so sorry to hear this. I remember Nic; he was a great guy.

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