Joseph Y. Nasser, Ph D.
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Joseph Y. Nasser, Jr., Ph D., 68, of Tallahassee, FL, passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2011. Joseph was born in Welch, West Virginia. He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Nasser, Sr. and Betty Ann Caldwell. Joseph had a long and dedicated career in public safety and communications. He was a law enforcement officer for the Public Safety Department in Oak Park, MI., the Daytona Beach Police Department, FL, and the Volusia County Sheriff's Office, FL where he retired as a Captain and the Civil Defense Director.He then started his own Telecommunications Consultant Service which merged with Omnicom in Tallahassee, FL, which then merged with RCC in New Jersey. Joseph was a former president of the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO). He was also a pioneer in the modern day 911 services which he received numerous awards from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).Joseph is survived by his wife Janis Halligan Nasser; children, Robert Nasser, Eric Nasser, Melanie (Nasser) Sikes (Jeffrey), Matthew Nasser (Debra), and Michelle Stanger (Matthew); eight grandchildren; and his sister Patricia Dalton (John). Donations in lieu of flowers would be appreciated for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, 901 E. Street, NW, Suite 100, Washington, DC 20004; www.lawmemorial.org.Bevis Funeral Home (850)385-2193 www.bevisfh.com is handling the arrangements.
Published in Tallahassee Democrat on Dec. 29, 2011