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David F. "Skip" Nabinger

January 9, 1945 — April 23, 2021

David Francis “Skip” Nabinger, Jr., 76, of East Main Street, Norwich, passed away on Friday, April 23, 2021 at the UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital.

Born on January 9, 1945, in Herkimer, NY, Skip was the son of David, Sr. and Rose (DeLucia) Nabinger. Following his education from high school, Skip attended College in Buffalo, NY. He served proudly in the Army during Vietnam and was honorably discharged. Later in life, Skip lived in Binghamton, NY before moving to Norwich 20 years ago. He spent many years working for Broome Developmental Services and NY State. While in Norwich, he taught adults with disabilities at the campus on East Main Street in Norwich.

Skip was the perfect example of a social butterfly and had countless friends near and dear. He could often be found wearing his sun hat and brightly colored tropical shirts while strolling the streets of Norwich. A fan of good bourbon, Skip loved to hang out with his friends at several of the local bars and in his Man Cave at home. He loved Norwich and was so happy to make it a part of his life. Skip traveled as much as he could, spending winters in Bare Foot Bay, FL, traveling to tropical beaches, and scuba diving. He was a member of both the American Legion Post 189 and the Norwich VFW Post 2782. He had a real passion for writing short stories and making homemade wine. Most of all he loved his family and friends and will be missed by them.

Skip is survived by his children, Sierra Ernesto, of Norwich, Sam Nabinger (Eric Manwarren), of Norwich, and Adam Nabinger, of Guilderland, NY; two grandchildren and their wives, Christopher Nabinger and Robert Bowman; seven-great grandchildren; siblings, Liz (Jerry) Layman and Steven (Tina) Nabinger; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Skip was predeceased by his sisters, Cecilia and Sandra.

A memorial service for Skip will be held at the Wilson Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. where the Rev. Ralph A. Bove will officiate. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Tuesday, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Veteran honors will be held at 5:30 in the funeral home. Callers are asked to enter through the side doors of the funeral home. To ensure the safety of all in attendance, please observe appropriate social distancing and sanitary practices, including facial coverings.

Contributions in Skip’s memory can be made to Wounded Warriors, 4899 Belfort Road Suite 300 Jacksonville, FL 32256, Shriners Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607, or to the Special Olympics, 1133 19th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036.

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