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February 14, 2013
To the Nuzum Family,
I was so sorry to hear that Dick had passed away. He was a special guy. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May your many great memories with him sustain you. Peace.
February 13, 2013
Bette. So sorry to hear of Dick's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
February 11, 2013
Bette and Family. We were so sorry to hear about Dick's passing. Jean called us to let us know. God is with you now and forever. You are in our prayers.
February 01, 2013
Dear Bette -- You have our deepest sympathy. Janet and I were so touched by this loving obituary. We wish we had had the chance to get to know Dick. In the few times we had with him, we sensed a warmth that must have brought you years of happiness. We look forward to seeing you soon.
January 31, 2013
being Rich's "baby sister" there are many things I remember: the canary "lollipop" he gave me for Xmas, when he brought Bette home & she was a wiz at monopoly. Being in their wedding. I'll miss you Rich. JIll
January 28, 2013
The Coach was a leader of boys and young men. He was intensely committed to all of us, and I can especially remember, like it was yesterday, when he focused that intensity on me. Thanks for all you did for us, Coach Nuzum. Fraser McAlpine MVCDS '71.
January 26, 2013
We are so sorry to hear of Dick's death. We are out of town, but wanted you to know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
January 26, 2013
Oh Bette I am so sad. My heart goes out to you and all your family. Take heart and comfort in all the wonderful years you and Dick had together. I will be in touch.
One of your old college chums.
Love and sympathy,
Fran Ford Tipton
January 25, 2013
Tom & Tami-prayers to your family on the loss of your dad. Melissa Killen
January 24, 2013
Dear Bette

We are so sorry to hear of Dick's passing. We want you to know that we are thinking of you and pray that you will feel God's presence at this difficult time.

With deepest sympathy
Gayle and Wendell Kollen (friends Glendale Presbyterian Church)
January 23, 2013
Dear Sara,
Sorry to hear of the loss of your
brother. My best wishes to you and your
Bob Ackerman
JHS Class of '55
January 23, 2013
Dear Bette,
Please accept our deepest sympathies. We will always fondly remember Dick from our years at CDS. Tom and Andy were in the same class. Please keep all of your wonderful memories close to your heart, for it is these thoughts that will help to heal your grief.
Our prayers are with you.
Ted and Marguerite Likes
January 23, 2013
I want to extend my condolences to the family of Dick Nuzum, I am deeply saddened by his passing having been a classmate and teammate and friend, I can say that Dick was truly one of a kind. His personality affected everyone around him in a positive way. He was a true friend and genuinely good person.
January 23, 2013
We have felt very fortunate to call you and Dick our friends. Dick's genuine interest in people always touched us deeply. He made everyone feel important and special and he will be greatly missed. Please know that you and Dick have been an inspiration to us. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Love, Cathy and Ed Haines
January 23, 2013
Dick Nuzum will never ever be forgotten he has touched so many lives! He always had kind words to say and could brighten my day as soon as I saw or talked to him. His smile was contagious. His phone calls, letters, gifts and just his visits made me feel so special! I have so many memories of him that will last a life time. Bette and family thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing him with me. I know we are so very blessed for having Dick Nuzum in our lives. Love and prayers to your family!
January 23, 2013
To the entire Nuzum family,
My prayers and sympathy are with you on the passing of 'Coach' Nuzum as many of us at Maumee Valley knew him. Coach truly was an inspiration to us both as athletes and as citizens. He will truly be missed. God bless you and give you comfort at this time.
January 23, 2013
I feel blessed to have shared just a part of Dick's life and his kindnesses. What a wonderful legacy he has given the family. May you cherish the many memories of a good man. Louise Morgan
January 23, 2013
Bette, Rich, Tom, and David, the whole Fouke family is so saddened by Dick's death, way too young. What a lovely, smart, and genuine man he was. We feel blessed to have had him as a friend as he was indeed a special person. But you know that already. All of us are thinking of you and send you all our sympathy and, of course, our love. Affectionately, Becky
January 23, 2013
Everyone in our family has been greatly honored to have known Dick and tremendously fortunate to have been able to tell him so over the past Christmas Holiday. The many teachers in our family have a favorite quote from Will Durant: "Educators should be chosen not merely for their special qualifications, but more for their personality and their character, because we teach more by what we are than by what we teach." By those standards, Dick was no less than a giant.

- the Wisland family
January 23, 2013
Hallie, We are thinking of you and your grandfather at this time. Your advisory misses you. We are wishing the best for your family.
Emilee, Bridget, Amanda, Leigh, Sophie, Caroline, Lauren, Shannon, Katie, Julia
January 23, 2013
"Coach" taught me what it meant to strive for something excellent as a team member, and as an individual. Under his leadership, I experienced what it was like to have an "undefeated" season, as well as a season where wins were hard to come by; through it all, I learned to play with sportsmanship, and class - may God bless the family;
Will "Chill Will" Blakney, '79 (last of the football squad Co-Capts for Maumee Valley (Mo)-Hawks)
January 23, 2013
What a genuine person, with such love for his teaching, students, family and friends. Dick, you will be missed by all who knew you! God Bless
January 23, 2013
Bette and Your Boys
I just learned of Dick's passing...and I send my prayers and blessings to all of you. You and Dick were an important part of my life when we were together at MVCDS. Dick was an amazing teacher and coach and loved by all here.
Judy Donaldson
January 23, 2013
God is blessed to now have a man like this by his side as we were in life.
Joan Gessert Rossiter
& Bob & Karen Birkey Arnesen.
January 22, 2013
Bette and boys,

So sorry to hear about Dick. He was a great teacher revered by so many students. We in the football program greatly appreciated his contributions to the program. The Country Day family has lost a manwho epitomized what the school meant to so many. I am sorry i am in florida and wont be able to attend the service. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sincerely, bill werremeyer
January 22, 2013
You are all in my thoughts. Dick was such a wonderful person to work with and touched so many lives. He will be missed.

Jane Fredman
January 22, 2013
Dear Nuzum Family,
Remembering Dick's life brings a smile. How blessed we are to have known a man who defined good teaching, sensitivity, and caring. His words of encouragement in and out of the classroom will live on in the hearts that were touched by him.
Blessings and peace, dear friends.
Sheillah and Ric Rogers
Daniel and Melanie
January 22, 2013
I am very sorry to hear of OUR loss. Coach was a great person. He was inspirational to all who were lucky enough to get to spend time with him. One of my fondest memories of MVCDS was my trips with him to the barbershop on game day to get his buzz cut cleaned up. He would sit in one chair while I sat in the next and we went over our defensive game plane per situation. He gave me respect and confidence and I am very proud to have had him as my coach. He inspired me to go into education and coaching. I wanted to be like him in that I wanted my kids to excel because they loved me as I had loved him as a coach. MVCDS 1970
January 22, 2013
Mr. Nuzum inspires me to be the kind of educator that is dedicated not only to teaching but also the intangibles. His continued attention to and celebration of students was not duplicated by any teacher I ever encountered.
January 22, 2013
My son and daughter both had Mr. Nuzum for science at MICDS Joe was class of 98 and Katherine class of 07. Joe says he became a science teacher due to his teaching. Great teachers are so special!
January 22, 2013
Aunt Bette my heartfelt condolences to you Rich, Tom, and David. Some of my fondest memories of Uncle Rich were the warm summers at Sugar Camp. I wish I could accompany my mother and take part in celebrating Uncle Rich. You're in my prayers.
January 22, 2013
My sympathy is with you at this sad time.
A childhood neighbor from Oak Rd in Janesville.

Marilyn Cullen Fitzgerald
January 22, 2013
Mr Nuzum was such a special teacher and mentor to so many young students. The time, attention and care he gave each and every one of his students was well beyond the call of duty! He never quit being that person when the school day was over, but instead would take the time to call each and every student on the team before a big game to wish them the best. All of the handwritten notes and phone calls through the years meant so much to our family. The world would be a much better place if there were more people who reached out and gave others so much of themselves. Our world and the community at MICDS was certainly a better place thanks to him!
Our deepest sympathis to Bette and his family. Dick, you will be deeply missed but never forgotten.
January 22, 2013
Let's see, where to start: push-ups in the hallway! Flying down the ladder at football games to grab someone's face mask and give them "instructions." The walk, the walk, the walk - could spot him coming (or going) from a mile away. The laugh. The head-shaking. The great joy he wore on his face when a job was well done. Michigan School for the Deaf - overnight, away games! Amazing, amazing man!
January 22, 2013
My heartfelt condolences for the Nuzum family. Mr. Nuzum was an unforgettable teacher, mentor and guide for young minds. I will never forget his incredible drive to maintain close contact with myself and other students through many heartfelt letters. He will be missed, but I know his lessons will live in his students.
January 22, 2013
Bette and family,
We have all lost a treasure, a true genuine soul, whose life was a continuing testimony to how we can influence young people by example and the power of hope for all pf us. He was an inspiring person and we all in our own way loved him.
January 22, 2013
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
January 22, 2013
To the Nuzum family:
I will always remember Mr. Nuzum for his incredible spirit, love of learning and love for his students. We couldn't have asked for a better teacher or role model. Thank you for sharing him with us. He will be greatly missed.
January 22, 2013
My condolences to all the Nuzums and Gretchen who was my connection to the Nuzum family. When the Class of 1950 shares their memories, Gret always has a place. Plus Dr. Nuzum was my mother's physician and probably mine as a newborn. A great name and it is great to read how Dick carried on a great reputation. Tom Carlson, Class of 1950
January 22, 2013
Dick and I were colleagues when he was at the Maumee Valley Country Day School and became very close friends during his tenure at that school. He was an extraordinary person, an exceptinal teacher and the kids just totally loved him. And adding flavor to that wonderful career was his beautiful family. He will be missed.

Sam McCoy
January 22, 2013
Dear Bette and Family,
I still have fond and frequent memories
of when you lived across the street on Meadowhill Ct. Treasured memories.
Sincere Sympathy in your loss of Dick.
May God grant all the blessings you need.
Jean Tomalis
January 22, 2013
Dear Betty and family,
Bruce and I wish to send our deepest sympathies to you and the boys. It was such a pleasure working with Dick at MVCDS. He was a great coach, athletic Director, friend and co-worker. He was a wonderful coach and was revered by all of his students. Our love to all of you. Joan and Bruce
January 21, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Mr Nuzum was a very special person who influenced everyone he met. I always looked forward to him greeting me at Theraplus and he made me smile even when I wasn't in a smiling mood. Mrs Nuzum and Tom you have been in my thoughts since I heard of your loss.
January 21, 2013
Tom and Family,
I am very sorry for your loss and will keep you in my prayers.

Denise Kollenberg (patient of Tom)
January 21, 2013
To the Nuzum Family, please accept my condolences. Coach taught us so much. His mentoring, kindness, firm and caring hand prepared us for our future. He will be missed, but never forgotten.
Michael Zerner
January 21, 2013
To The Nuzum Family. My sincere condloensed to Coach. He was my science teacher, baseball and football coach.I was one of a few that received a Varsity letter in Baseball as a Freshman.

David "Cricket" Kirchmaier
January 21, 2013
Dick was a dear colleague and friend. He touched so many lives with his kindness and he always had a positive attitude. I admired and respected him trememdously. I'll never forgot my first year at MICDS when I entered my room for the first day and there was a rose, from Bette's beautiful garden, awaiting me from Dick. I and others looked forward and were blessed by his act of caring and bringing a smile and feeling loved on those first days of school. He was alway there as a friend with words of encouragement. What a gentleman and best colleague anyone could ever be fortunate to have had in life. He was a role model for teachers, an inspiration for his students in his passion for teaching and coaching, and a wonderful family man. He will be deeply missed and fondly remembered. Our prayers to Bette and the family.
January 21, 2013
Dear Bette and the entire Nuzum family,
Dick was a wonderful, caring and thoughtful man. I will never forget our days together teaching and coaching. Dick was always there with a kind word. I always looked forward to the postcards and the end of the year school malts that Dick served up for his students and the faculty. What a wonderful man!

Sam Martorelli,-St. Louis,Mo. "ON THE HILL"
January 21, 2013
Dick Nuzum was a true blessing to all who knew him. His kindnesses to my children will always warm my heart.

Kathy Anderson
January 21, 2013
Dear Bette, David, Tom and Richard, Jr - and all your families,

Dick was such a joy to all who knew him. He was an inspiration and loyal friend to so many. His thoughtfulness and leadership will be greatly missed by all - he touched so many lives in a nurturing and positive manner. A true testament to the kind of person he was is left behind with you - his wonderful family - who carry on and exemplify his values. Bless you all.
With Deepest Sympathy,
Betsy and Doug Domoto
January 21, 2013
Coach Nuzum was a true inspiration to me. He was a positive factor in my life, always insuring that I always worked to be the best that I could be. He always encouraged me, no matter what. The world has lost a really good person.

The prayers of my family and I are with Mrs. Nuzum and all of the members of Coach's family at this time of mourning.

May all of you be blessed.
January 21, 2013
I am proud and honored to have called Mr. Nuzum a teacher, mentor and friend. As a teacher myself, I can only hope to develop such lasting relationships with my own students. He is an inspiration!
January 21, 2013
'Bets a malt?!... Wins a malt!'
-Dick Nuzum
January 21, 2013
Dear Bette, Rich, Tom, David, and your precious families,

Our family has been touched by our dear friend Dick and his loving and kind family in so many ways. We will always hold closely the fun days of wrestling and watching our sons grow into talented and caring young men. Life is a precious gift, and with this gift, comes eternal life with our Heavenly Father. Bette, may it give you and your family peace and comfort that Dick adored you all. We loved when he spoke of his grandchildren and he would beam with pride. Dick is a true testimony of how one's life can have a positive effect on others. His integrity, love, friendship, passion, and joy radiated to all that met him. Dick will be greatly missed and will forever be a part of our hearts. Our prayers, sympathy, love, and friendship are with you all.
January 21, 2013
Mr Nuzum made MICDS a caring place and he tried to reach each of us. Thanks for the memories. Lauren,Tommy, Annie Brummett and Wendy Timm
January 21, 2013
Our deepest sympathy. I do not believe I have ever seen one teacher affect so many young men and women in such a positive way as Dick did. You will always be loved and missed. Rest in peace.
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