David R Norcross II “Popeye”

 Alexandria, VA – Captain David Rogers Norcross II, 72, died December 10, 2016. He was born December 1, 1944 in Washington D.C. a son of the late Helen Curly and Cleveland Norcross. David attended University of Maryland.  He focused his career on marketing and public relations for a wide variety of charitable and public service organizations including Goodwill Industries, Lutheran Hospital (Baltimore, MD), Alexandria Hospital, Lafayette Home Hospital(Indiana).  He is also known for his volunteer work with the Boy Scouts of America, Maryland Boys Home, United Way, Rotary Club, Jaycees, Fairfax Area Disability Services Board and other worthy organizations. 

Later in life, he was an active parishioner at Pohick Episcopal Church in Lorton, Virginia as well as a member of Pohick’s Brotherhood of St. Andrew.  

David enjoyed many outdoor activities include hiking, camping and nature photography.  His true passion was sailing on the open waters, especially the Chesapeake Bay.  He also sailed the Great Lakes as well as various areas of the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, including multiple trips to and from Bermuda.   His shared his love of sailing with family and friends and also instructed courses at Belle Haven Marina. 

David is survived by two sons, David Rogers Norcross III (Clermont, FL) and Gregory Cleveland Norcross (Jacksonville, FL) and one daughter, Kimberly Anne (Norcross) Lyons (Baltimore, MD) as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at Pohick Episcopal Church, 9301 Richmond Highway, Lorton, VA 22079 on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 11 a.m. 

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3 Responses to David R Norcross II “Popeye”

  1. Bill Bland says:

    David was a special friend & neighbor of mine. We spent many hours stirring Apple Butter together during Pohick Church’s Annual Country Fair preparation.

    David was a Life Member of the Brotherhood of Saint Andrew, an international Men’s Bible study program he attended at Pohick Church.

    I will miss David’s wry sense of humor:-)

    Bill Bland

  2. Gregory Norcross says:

    I have lots of memories of Dad. But all through my life certain smells and sounds trigger thoughts and times with Dad.
    The smell of a kerosene heater
    The smell of a wood fire
    The sound of lanyards I have lots of memories of Dad. But all through my life certain smells and sounds trigger thoughts and times with Dad.
    The smell of a kerosene heater
    The smell of a wood fire
    The sound of lanyards slapping against the mast.
    The sound of the wind in winter.
    The sound of MnMs being poured out of a glass jar.
    Anytime I hear someone say “Hard de Lee”
    Miss you Dad. I sailed around the world in the Navy, in my heart you were there with me. I miss you Dad.
    Greg

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