From the Desk of Mr. Nast
The Christmas season of 2018 brought with it the loss of two people who have been dear to LCS for many years. Mike Nazione, the husband of Jody, went home to be with his Lord, and Bob Chapman, the husband of Pat and father of Katherine, our assistant principal and fifth grade teacher, followed him to heaven shortly after.
My association with Mike was through Jody and his attendance at our sporting events where I came to appreciate his quiet love for her and his support of our students. He was always a positive influence on those around him and a very special man.
I met Bob when LCS was still in Howell, but it wasn’t until our move to Pinckney that I began to grasp how talented he was and how much he desired to assist LCS. He was the creator of dozens of structures at the school such as sound equipment carts, folding chair carts, steps to the stage, vertical backdrop supports for the stage, and the list goes on and on. In addition, he turned his barn into an LCS offsite storage unit, which it remains to this day. Over the years I got to know him on a personal level and we shared some memorable moments together. Eventually, he became more like a second father to me, something he and I both enjoyed. To say I miss him is understated.
This Christmas God claimed two men who were integral parts of LCS. Part of me wishes they weren’t gone, and yet I know that they are now able to praise and love their Lord in ways they couldn’t under the restraints of their earthly bodies. It’s something I look forward to doing one day, myself. I hope each of you will be there, too.