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David B. Nolan

May 22, 1965 - December 10, 2021

David B. Nolan, age 56, of North East, MD, passed away on Friday, December 10, 2021.

Born in Point Pleasant, NJ, on May 22, 1965, he was a son of the late Donald and Claire (Carriere) Nolan. David proudly served his country in the United States Army for 14 and a half years, completing tours of duty during Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom. He then worked as an electrical engineer at Aberdeen Proving Ground. In his spare time, David enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and boat building. He was actively involved in the Boy Scouts of America, and was considered to be an avid social media influencer. More than anything, David loved spending time with his family.

David is survived by his loving wife of 19 years, Tayna J. (Cook) Nolan; children, Josh (Tina), Paul, Jessica, Tyler, Sean, Dillon, Madison, and Morgan; grandson, Logan; and siblings, Steve (Melissa) and Jeff.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at Hopewell United Methodist Church, 1811 Hopewell Road, Port Deposit, MD, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine. Interment will be held privately.  

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in David’s memory to Boy Scout Troop 143, Care of Hopewell United Methodist Church, at the address above.

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  • I still can’t believe your gone. Part of me doesn’t know how I am going to do this without you, but I know we will be okay. I love you

  • Dave’s passing has affected many people, but I am comforted by the fact he will live on in the hearts and memories of anyone who knew him.

  • You were a amazing man ‘ that will be missed deeply 😢! I will miss your funny personality and all the good times we all shared !!! Trips to NYC as well touring the country side as well
    as going up to Rookies!! Oh! Can’t forget the fish that you cooked it was delicious!!! Still finding it hard to believe!!!! You are missed deeply!!!💔💔💔RIP David💔

  • Dave you became my best friend and loosing you has been unthinkable but I know your with the lord looking over all of us.There won’t be a day I don’t think of you and miss you. Fair Winds and Following Seas Capt. Until we meet again.

  • Tanya and family,
    Sending you all love from RI. We are terribly sorry for your great loss. Faith, family and friends will carry you through this very difficult time.
    Love you, John and Diane Carey

  • Lots of love to your family. Watch over them from above.

  • He was a great guy,someone I loved working with. Very fun to work with.
    He will be missed dearly!

  • I am so sorry for your loss

  • Tanya and family, So sorry to hear of Your loss. May God keep and comfort you all. Hold tightly to the many fond memories. Hugs and prayers. God Bless.

  • Dave was a very special person to so many people. Exceptionally bright , Dave excelled with his mind and his hands. Loved his family , always gave his best. Boat builder , fisherman , hunter , an amazing engineer , Patriot. The best husband , father , son , uncle , brother , veteran , friend , anyone would want , Dave’s impact and memories will always be with anyone lucky enough to have spent time with him. I love you Dave.

  • I never actually met Dave, what a crazy world where you can know so much about a man and never actually meet him. While I know he loved his boat, fishing, and hunting I know he was devoted to his family like few men are. He will be missed by many, even those that never met him.

  • Tanya and family,
    You are all in our daily thoughts and prayers with the sudden loss of your beloved, David. Although we never had the pleasure of meeting David, it is clear that his presence in your lives, and in the lives of so many others, has been, and, will always remain indelible. By all accounts, David has been a great husband, father, soldier, scout leader, and, a good wholesome example to us all. His presence, in your hearts and souls, shall endure, and remain, until you are each reunited with him in eternal life. May, God, our Father in Heaven reward David for his loving time, well spent here on earth serving his family and fellow man. Rest in Peace, David.

    Most Sincerely,
    Norm & Diane Trembley, and family.

  • Dave was a very special man. He loved his family, his country, his friends, and those allowed him to love life more than anyone I have ever known. We met through a Facebook ad he had placed and rapidly developed into best friends. There was nothing he wouldn’t do for me (or most anybody), nor was there anything I wouldn’t do for him. I love you brother and miss you more than you know. Until we meet again.

  • Dave was always joking and ready to lend a hand . Dave treated you like family when you came to his home. Tonya and Dave gave my grandson a second home he spend almost every weekend at their home. He went on vacations and out on the boat that Dave built . Dave always had talks with Jeremy and gave great advice. Jeremy and I are so sad to hear of Dave’s passing our thoughts and prayers are with the Family.

  • So sorry for your loss.You are in my thoughts and prayers.❤️

  • I’m so sorry for your loss May God comfort you in these hard times I did not get a chance to know him but reading about him I wish I would have Rest In Peace until we all meet again

  • While I never met David in person we emailed back and forth and spoke on the phone. We shared common interest in Tolman Skiffs, fishing, and both spent time in the Army. So sorry for your loss… I still think I have a VHS copy of his wide body tour…. With Bruce vanishing for him in the cabin.

  • David was a real one. He will be missed.