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Obituary: David Allen Carl

David Allen Carl was born June 10, 1951 at Glen Cove Community Hospital. David was sent home to glory on sunrise May 28, 2013.

David was the youngest son of the late Percy Sr. and Geneva Lancaster Carl. He was raised in a household with six older siblings who showed him much love and attention. David was a direct descendant of one of the oldest African American and Native American families in Oyster Bay, and was named after his great-grandfather, David Carl who proudly served with the 26th USCT Regiment in the Civil War from 1864-65. David’s family roots are strongly embedded in the Oyster Bay community as far back as the mid 1700’s to the present as mentioned in the televised show on NBC “Who Do You Think You Are”  featuring his celebrity cousin, Vanessa Williams, in February 2011.  David was raised with his family and lived most of his life on Carl’s Hill, which was property that his great- grandfather purchased prior to serving in the Civil War and has remained in the family’s possession for approximately 150 years. 

While attending Oyster Bay East Norwich School District, David had two best friends (deceased) Thomas Robinson and Elliot Garrison who remained there from childhood till the end. David excelled in sports and was able to bring home Most Valuable Player, All Conference and County for basketball and also won numerous awards for track and field, and cross country. He also played basketball for SUNY Old Westbury in 1974 and received MVP upon graduating with a bachelors of arts degree in sociology with a minor in psychology in 1975. David was a true athlete and showed his Godly talent with much class and distinction. In 2005, David and his eldest brother Frank were both inducted into the Oyster Bay Athletic Hall of Fame for their outstanding performances in Basketball. 

 

Unfortunately in 1998, David was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, which forced him to retire from the Nassau County Probation Department/Juvenile Detention.  During his long, hard struggle throughout the years, David continued to maintain his strength and pride and sought for the comfort and support which he desperately needed within his family and close friends. His brother Percy made sure he was able to see his family by bringing him home daily from The Glen Cove Rehabilitative Center.

 

David leaves behind to mourn his wife Brenda Hicks Carl, daughter Ashly, sons Paul Aponte’, Brendan, David, and son in law Donovan.  Grandchildren: Kaliegh and Donovan Jones. Siblings:  Frank(Agnes)deceased, Imogene, deceased., Percy, Fenton(Margaret), Barbara(Otha)deceased., Marchia (Ralph) deceased.  Sister-in-law Valencia Smith, and brothers in law, Thomas Smith, Alton Hicks and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  

 

David will always be remembered for his stylish eccentric clothes, jewelry and most importantly his love for music, especially Jimi Hendrix, family and children. In addition, this year, his son David also played basketball for Oyster Bay High School as a senior and earned the title MVP as his father had in his senior year, of 1970, making his father very proud. 

 

The family would like to take time to thank all who made the necessary accommodations throughout his latter part of his illness. Your support and kind words are comforting during out hour of need. The Funeral Service will be at the Mount Olive Baptist Church, South Street, and Oyster Bay. Cards and donations would be deeply appreciated and could be sent to The Carl Family, PO Box164 East Norwich, NY 11732. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Oyster Bay Funeral Home. www.oysterbayfuneralhome.com

News

On Saturday, July 5, Building J on the Western Waterfront was opened to the public for a free concert of classical music played by talented youth in the Oyster Bay Music Festival. The acoustics in the large metal shed were lively as the backdrop of the Ida May, a wooden oyster dredge under construction, lent artisanal flavor to the rich stew of mostly sea-related musical selections. People sat on stacks and benches of freshly milled wood or stood in the cavernous space. They soaked in beautiful solos, duets and trios that combined voice, piano, flute, cello and violin. Frank M Flower & Sons provided fresh oysters that engaged the palate, and representatives from Steinway & Sons gave a quick overview of how their pianos are made, relating several aspects of their meticulous process to the construction of the Ida May.

Last week was one of Oyster Bay’s biggest, most anticipated summer events, the Italian American Society’s St. Rocco’s Festival. Returning to its usually spot in Fireman’s Field on Shore Avenue, the festival was filled with amusement rides, live music, and great food and company.

“We come every year to St. Rocco’s with friends,” said Laura Regan of East Norwich. “The rides and awesome food make it a lot of fun.”


Sports

Oakcliff’s intensive training program provided a high level of competition last weekend at the U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship in Oyster Bay.

This year, the teams selected for the event were highly ranked through the United States, and several of the competitors are past and current Oakcliff trainees, including Elizabeth Shaw, Kathryn Shiber, Madeline Gill, and Danielle Gallo.

A total of 11 members of St. Dominic Track Team (grades 1-8) recently medaled at the Nassau-Suffolk CYO Championship Finals at Mitchel Field. In the finals, the athletes competed against the finalists from all three regions, representing more than 2,500 athletes from 23 other parishes.

In addition to the student athletes’ success, the track coaches were honored as well. St. Dominic CYO Track coaches Phil Schade (grades 1-3), Julie and Mike Keffer (grades 4-6) and Rich Cameron (grades 7-8) were selected by peer coaches in their region for the NSCYO Team Sportsmanship Award. The Saint Dominic CYO track program, in its second year, has already proven to be a force to be reckoned with and the young runners are among the best on Long Island.


Calendar

OB Band Concerts

Wednesday, July 23

Music Under The Stars

Friday, July 25

Annual Chicken BBQ

Saturday, July 26



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