Marcus Nevacoff services tomorrow

Marcus Nevacoff, beloved husband and friend, died on January 17, 2011, at Flagler Hospital.

Nevacoff was born in Buffalo, N.Y., on August 26, 1949.

He was a decorated Army veteran of the Vietnam War, serving three tours of duty and receiving three Purple Hearts, as well as many other military honors.

His passions and interests included being a community activist, an author, a historian and a self proclaimed “Renaissance Man.” Nevacoff was an outspoken Internet persona, known as “skookum”, who regularly challenged the status quo. He was a longtime critic of local politics and would never shrink from an argument — even if he was wrong. A founding participant in the controversial Plazabum forums, Nevacoff became one of the original “St. Augustine (latest head count here)” — aptly named after the St. Augustine Record began a practice of “banning” residents from its discussion forums if their comments went against the grain.

He is remembered by his family for his wonderful sense of humor and his devotion to Nancy and his two weimaraners.

Marcus is survived by his wife, Nancy; two children, Rachel and Adam; and granddaughter, Isabela.

There will be a memorial service at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 20, 2011, at Craig Funeral Home with military honors.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to Florida Weimaraner Rescue Inc. (flweimrescue.com) or Freedom Service Dogs (freedomservicedogs.org).

Craig Funeral Home Crematory Memorial Park is in charge of arrangements

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