January 2, 1941 – October 17, 2022
David Arthur Nuss, a proud veteran of the United States Air Force for over 30 years, passed away on Oct. 17, 2022, in Colorado Springs after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease, at the age of 81. The son of Arthur Ulysses Nuss and Anna Margaret Nuss, he grew up in Pennsylvania. He was born on Jan. 2, 1941, in Pottsville and graduated from Mercersburg Academy. He received an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy and fell in love with Colorado. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 1963. He went on to obtain his master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Arizona State University in the early 70’s. He served one tour in Vietnam. David’s career as an Air Force officer took him across the U.S. and around the world. He reached the rank of Colonel before retiring in 1990. His duty assignments included two assignments at Elmendorf Air Force Base which allowed him to pursue his love of fishing and hunting and became the long-time home for his family.
David married his first wife, Ella Murray, in Colorado in 1965 and together they had four children: Jennifer, David, Kevin, and Stephen. He married Carol Glancy in 1990 in Illinois and together they moved to Colorado Springs in 1994. David worked providing project and construction management on commercial and government building projects in Idaho and Colorado. He also taught engineering classes at Colorado Technical College. After semi-retiring from corporate engineering, David still worked with local Colorado builders on small housing and commercial projects providing structural engineering and other development services up until his death.
David was an avid outdoorsman and adventurer. He fished and hunted around the world. His trips took him to places like Belize, Peru, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and South Africa. In South Africa he found a second home and spent several months a year for the last 15 years with close friends. He became a game breeder and enjoyed going on safari with friends and clients from across the world.
David was preceded in death by his daughter, Jennifer, and his parents. He is survived by his wife, Carol; his sons: David, Kevin and Stephen and their spouses. He is also survived by his sister, Kathie (Jerry) Siegman. He leaves behind two nephews and seven grandchildren.
A memorial service honoring the life of David will be held at 1:30pm on Saturday, November 5, 2022 at St. George’s Anglican Church in Colorado Springs. He will be interred at the U.S. Air Force Academy Cemetery.