J. Curtis Nottingham, age 100, of Harbor's Edge in Norfolk and long-time resident of Williamsburg, died Oct. 29, 2012. He established Nottingham Pharmacy, where he spent decades serving the community.|
Originally from Cheriton, Virginia, on his beloved Eastern Shore, Mr. Nottingham graduated from Fork Union Military Academy and the Medical College of Virginia School of Pharmacy. Curt was awarded an honorary Master of Pharmacy degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, and an honorary Doctor of Pharmaceutical Science degree in 1966, from MCV.
A registered pharmacist, Curt worked as a medical service representative for Upjohn and Owens & Minor before becoming the first full-time Executive Secretary of the Virginia Pharmaceutical Association, a position he held for six years during the association's infancy. He also acted as editor of The Virginia Pharmacist. In 1955,
Curt was active in many pharmaceutical organizations, becoming president of the Chesapeake Pharmaceutical Association, Virginia Pharmaceutical Association and American Pharmaceutical Association. He also served several terms on the APhA Board of Trustees, where he was elected chairman of the board and of its Pharmacy Insurance Trust. He was also president of the National Conference of State Pharmaceutical Association Secretaries, the MCV Alumni Association and the Williamsburg Chamber of Commerce. He was an organizer of the Williamsburg National Bank and member of its board. After the bank became part of Southern Bank, he served on its regional board.
He was appointed to two terms on the state Board of Health by former governors Mills Godwin and Linwood Holton, and was primarily involved on the Medicaid-Medicare Advisory Committee and the Board of Nursing Home Examiners. He was a former consultant to the Food and Drug Administration and Smith-Kline Laboratories (now Glaxco). Mr. Nottingham also received the A.H. Robins award for Community Service in Pharmacy in 1959.
He cherished his affiliation with the Virginia Yacht Club where he served as commodore, frequent cruise director and skilled boatsman. He was an honorary life member the VYC. Curt traveled extensively with friends and family aboard his sport fisherman, the "Colonial Lady", exploring the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, imparting his love and respect of the water to his children and grandchildren. He cruised from the Florida Keys to New York, fishing and preparing his catch along the way.
Curt is survived by his wife of 56 years, Anne Skinner Nottingham, daughter, May Guenin, of Charlottesville, VA, sons Robert Blackwell Nottingham of Richmond, VA and his wife, Alice, and George Upshur Nottingham of Norfolk, VA and his wife, Susan. Curt leaves behind four generations including nine grandchildren: Virginia, Preston, Joseph, Laura, John, Lindsay, Hobson, Tolliver and Ashleigh. He was predeceased by his son, Thomas B. Nottingham, of Williamsburg, and daughter, Joan N. Robinson, of Newcastle, VA.
Mr. Nottingham was a long-time member of Williamsburg Baptist Church and the Williamsburg Rotary Club.
The family wishes to express gratitude for the care and support provided by the staff of Harbor's Edge.
A private burial is planned at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Williamsburg. The family will receive guests at the home of George and Susan Nottingham, 5417 Studeley Avenue, Norfolk, VA, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 3, 2012. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Harvey B. Morgan Institute of Government & Public Service, c/o the Virginia Pharmacists Association Research & Education Foundation, 2350 Professional Road, Richmond, VA 23235. H. D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel is handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be offered to the family through www.hdoliver.com
Published in Virginia Gazette from Oct. 31 to Nov. 30, 2012