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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

The Oyster Bay Charitable Fund and the Oyster Bay Rotary Club hosted the annual Oyster Festival “Kick-Off” press conference on Friday, Aug. 15 at the flagpole in Theodore Roosevelt Park.

In attendance were NY State Senator Carl Marcelino and Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto, both Honorary Oyster Festival Chairmen; Oyster Bay Town Clerk James Altadonna Jr.; Oyster Bay Town Councilman Chris J. Coshignano; Oyster Bay Town Councilwoman Michelle Johnson; Oyster Bay Town Councilman Joseph Pinto; Oyster Bay Rotary President Judy Wasilchuk; Verizon Title Sponsor Representative, Director of Government Affairs Patrick Lespinasse; Executive Director, h2empower, African Studies Specialist Helen Boxwill; Oyster Festival Sports Representative James Werner; Long Island Rough Riders Representative Sarah Culmo and Emcee Harlan Friedman.

The 31st annual Oyster Festival will take place on Saturday, Oct. 18 and Sunday, Oct. 19, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free.

A lot of people think that our world would be better off without all of the insects in it. Not so, according to Lois Lindberg, volunteer naturalist at the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site. Lindberg and fellow naturalist Wendy Albin gave a presentation about the importance of butterflies and insects in our ecosystem at the site of Theodore Roosevelt’s former home on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

“Butterflies and other insects are very important in nature,” said Lindberg. “People see bees, wasps and ants and other insects as pests, but they actually contribute to our ecosystem by each doing their own unique job. They pollinate the flowers and fruits and without them we would not be able to eat a lot of the stuff we eat every day.”


Sports

Picture-perfect weather was on board for the Mill Neck Family of Organizations’ Third Annual Sail the Sound for Deafness Regatta on Thursday, Aug. 7. The event, featuring an evening race of yachts, followed by a cocktail party, was held to benefit the organization that serves individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have other special needs.

In this year’s race, fifteen sailors took to the waters of Oyster Bay Harbor; three aboard their own boats, others on several boats provided by Oakcliff Sailing Center. The WaterFront Center’s oyster sloop, Christeen and two vessels from Oyster Bay Marine Center, brought a total of 45 spectators out to watch the race.

Kevin Mercier, 39, of Oyster Bay, led a large contingent of local runners in the Lynne, Gartner, Dunne & Covello Sands Point Sprint 5 Kilometer Run, held on the grounds of Nassau County’s Sands Point Preserve on Saturday morning, Aug. 9. Mercier was the 18th finisher overall and third in the 35-39 age group with a time of  21 minutes, 7 seconds.

Other local runners winning awards at the Sands Point Preserve were Nicholas Cuddy of Oyster Bay, who earned first place honors in the Clydesdale Weight Division with a time of 25:53, Joanne Gallo of Oyster Bay, who  took home the first place award in the women’s 65-69 age group with a time of 28:11, and Anja Hermann of Oyster Bay, third place woman in the 20-24 age group, who finished in 28:47.


Calendar

Movie at the Library

Thursday, August 28

Sagamore Hill Walk

Saturday, August 30

Hooks and Needles

Tuesday, September 2



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