So long Nsemo. I loved you then and I love you now even more. You will forever be missed.
Words cannot express how much this hurts to write... i was beyond devastated to hear of this terrible tragedy..
Anthony was one of a kind. I met him years ago in Johnstown when he was in college here. He worked at GetGo at the time and I worked at Giant Eagle. After we became friends, he'd call me at the service desk from getgo asking if we could hang out on break. Everytime we shared a work shift, we shared a break together. Sitting in his car, we got to know each other more and more. He was one of the funniest human beings I've ever met. He truly cared about people and you don't find that quality often in people. He listened when I spoke, gave good advice and always had an answer for everything.
I remember hanging out one night and when I got in his car he was on the phone with his mom. I never had the pleasure of meeting this woman, however Anthony spoke so highly of her. He spoke kindly and respectful towards her which isn't something I was used to in young men at that time. I lost my mother at a young age and that was always something I hoped other people did...cherished their moms while they still had them and I could tell he did. That was always something about him I admired. After he left johnstown, we kept in touch and he always made it a point to check up on me. I will never forget the memories we shared together. From me singing songs as we drove around, to him making fun of me for being a cowboys fan. Our late night phone conversations that lasted forever because we always had so much to say to each other, our funny inside jokes, his trips to johnstown just to see me, and all my failed attempts at surprising him everytime I'd come to Pittsburgh. I could go on and on...
My heart aches for all of Anthony's family and other friends. He was such a gentle soul, kind hearted and loving. He was proud of where he came from and I always enjoyed his stories of traveling to see his family. I'll always remember the hard working, highly motivated and ambitious young man I met all those years ago who I always thought was so much younger than me (when he was only 2 years younger) He truly was a joy to be around and when he was smiling, so was I.
I am so happy to have known you Nezy. ❤ Your parents should be proud. They raised possibly the best man I've ever known. I still cant believe your gone. I've reread our messages so many times. I'll always have so much love in my heart for you. Rest easy my friend. ❤
I came to know Anthony through his cousin Diana and from that moment on we were friends. Anthony was such a light and joy to be around. His infectious smile and personality will surely be missed. I am so saddened by the loss of Anthony and send my deepest condolences to the Nsemo family.
May the Lord our God comfort you as HE is Our Refuge and Strength, a Very Present Help in Trouble. Isaiah 49:13 & Psalms 46:1.
I am thinking of the Nsemo Family during this difficult time. May our condolences bring you comfort and may our prayers ease the pain this great loss has caused. May the soul of your son, brother, nephew, uncle, cousin, and our friend Anthony be eternally at peace with our Heavenly Father. Amen
Extending my deepest sympathy to you and your family during this great lost .Your Son personality were contagious. My heart bleeds for you and your family during this time of pain,no amount of words can express the pain that you are going through. I am sending you love and prayers and hope you are able to find strength during this dark time.May the good Lord takes care of you all.Rest on my dearest Nsemo till we meet again
Thursday, September 8, 2022
Life can change in the blink of an eye, but love is eternal. You were the 3th grandchild in the family immediately after me…… a calm guy that ask much questions to know more but it’s just so hard for me to believe that you’re no more, that childhood memories are still very fresh and hard to forget.
When you lose someone in an instant, you realize that the little things don't matter unless they are little ways we show our love……. Keep resting blood …
KUFRE Nsima (Cousin).
At a tender age of about six, we shared a bond. A respectful bond enshrined with love, fun and happiness.
The memories of dropping you off and picking you up from school, as well as our frequent rides to the Parks for soccer scrimmages, remain very fresh.
As an adult, our phone calls, especially, your enthusiasm to tow my career path exemplified your unflinching desire and willingness to explore new challenges.
Nsemo, (as we fondly call you) how would I have known that your visit to my family in Texas on February 17, 2019 was going to be the last?
If tears could build a stairway, and memories could build a lane, I would walk right up to Heaven and bring you back again.
Ita, Ingrid and Amaris Peters.
Gone too soon. Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Anthony. Clearly, he touched the hearts of many, our son included. Many Prayers and sincerest heartfelt sympathies from the family of Daniel Muccino, Dan Sr., Nora, Kaitlin, Nick, Ava, Olivia, and Lilah
Dear ANTHONY NSEMO, it’s so shocking to know that you’re not with us anymore. The memory of your humility and passionate disposition towards your family members and friends showed how great you were, it’s sad to bid you farewell so early though I have confidence that you’re in heaven with your CREATOR. Goodnight GREAT-SOUL and rest in perfect peace.
Chief Baron Eyo.
We mourn with you the loss of your son. Nothing can replace this loss and the years you spent raising him to become a man. We are saddened by the fact that this was not supposed to happen. Please take heart and embrace consoling and comforting words from family members, associates, and those who love you. May the healing process begin.
The Efik National Association USA, Inc (EfikUSA) is deeply saddened by the untimely passing of Mr. Anthony Nsemo, the son Dr.Chris Nsemo, of Nka iIkemesit chapter, and Mrs. Patricia Nsemo, No parent should have to face the grim and devastating challenge of seeing a child precede them in transition. Our hearts go out to Mr. Anthony's family, loved ones and friends at this very difficult moment. May the Good Lord, our Creator, grant them the courage and solace to bear this moment of loss and sorrow. May the Almighty Father grant Anthony perpetual rest and peace in His heavenly Kingdom. Peace be with you, Anthony. Rest perpetually in peace!
Dr. Rosy Rowan, National President
My soul weeps continuously with grief!!!
The world has been a darker place since Saturday....!27/8/2022.
How do I stop this grief sitting like a weight upon my soul???
This is one demise too un-quantifiable!!!
I still believe it is a prank!!!
Your demise has left a great mark on me....
I can't even put words together as my prowess in writing has slugged straight back at me!
You will be missed by so many.
May ur gentle soul rest in perfect peace.
My condolences goes out to the family and may his gentle soul rest in peace amen.
TRIBUTE TO OUR BELOVED SON AND GRAND SON:
MR ANTHONY NSEMO
Let me on behalf of the family of Late Chief David Edet Livingstone Nsemo commiserate with all the members of our family on the passing on to eternity of our dear son and grandson MR. ANTHONY CHRISTOPHER NSEMO which sad event occurred recently in Pittsburgh U.S.A due to a car accident.
We are anguished and grieved with the demise of our son and grandson at this material time. This has rubbed us of his ever willing helping hand. Our heart is heavy, knowing that he is no longer with us. We have heard incredible things about his way of life. He was loved by all and will be greatly missed.
We however look beyond the pains of this sad occurrence and as one who believes in Christ accept his demise in good faith knowing that death is an inevitable experience in the life of all mortals. Moreover, as humans, we cannot question the will of God, He being the sole provider of life and can determine it at the fullness of His time.
May the Good Lord grand his soul perpetual rest in His bosom. Amen.
Chief (Sir) Felix Okon Nsemo
Ibuot ufok Nsemo
I Pray Comfort and Strength for Dad, mom, and the family to bear the loss.
NSEMO, You were not just my brother but also a true friend, the last time we saw each other, We spent quality time reminiscing our previous memories, and automatically we drifted to talking and contrasting politics of the two climes and business ideas, Your aspirations were so clear bro.
The last chat I got from you, Was you asking if I'll be up in two hours, I wish you had seen my reply just before God proof to me, He only takes the Best.
Your industriousness, meekness, kindness and approach to life will forever not be forgotten.
Till we meet again,
Rest on Soldier, and May heaven receive your soul,
At this time, I pray that the Holy spirit who is the greatest comforter of souls steps in and resides in this family. Only him can speak to the loved ones Tony left behind. Rest in peace Tony.
Tony you gave no one a last farewell,nor goodbye
You where gone before we knew it and only God knows why.
A million times we will miss you, a million times we will cry, if love alone could have saved you we would still have you here.
In life we all loved you dearly, so will we continue to even in death.
It broke all our hearts to lose you , but I promise you aren’t alone a part of us went with you the day God took you home …
We will meet again someday Tony ,in a better place ❤️
Unbehalf of late david edet Livingstone Nsemo’s great grandchildren ,
Losing someone we love is nothing easy, In these moments of loss, words are useless...
NSEMO, I remember the first time you and koko came to Nigeria and visited our house with your dad, I was little probably 5 or 6 with the faintest memory, I can still tell it was a swell time and we were all happy.
In 2018 you came on a Sunday but with Tony and when I saw you, with your ever smiling face and open arms you embraced me and asked how I was and everyone, you stayed a while and left and that was the last time I saw you four years ago.
I had expected to see you this year just like your Dad had said but God knows Best Nsemo and I am sure you're in a good place.
May God rest your soul, you will be greatly missed ❤️.
Letter of Condolence
Professor and Mrs Christopher
Losing someone your son, our son is
devastating, and no words can ever
really relieve that pain. But to help, I
wish you courage and healing during
these toughest of days. Cry when you
feel like, it reliefs…..though
Let the laughter roll when it comes, he was a bright spot in your our life’s,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Just when your trip to Nigeria was set this incidence occurred.
I know it must feel all-consuming
and endless right now, but I hope you will be Strong with God’s Grace
Your son's legacy will live on in the hearts. We will celebrate [Anthony Nsemo’s] legacy everyday. Your son brought endless joy into this world. We won’t forget so easily the times you shared his achievements……..
The bond between you and your son was
so strong, and this will never fade,which I know vividly,
His forever in our heart ❤️ ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
EKWERE EDOHO’s Family Nigeria
I remember the first time we met as kids. I remember being shy but the warmth you radiated drew me close to you. It was fun watching you enjoy the food I made and I was privileged to have a drinking bet with you.
It’s been a week since you left, and I still can’t accept that you’re no more. Every year on my birthday, since 2018, you’d wish me a happy birthday and we’d talk about work, school and life. I will miss that greatly.
I know God knows best but I wish He had just given us a little more time.
I hope you’re happy where you are and I know we’ll definitely meet again.
Sleep peacefully Bigbro.
I miss you Nsemo and I will always miss you. Seldom do I say the words I love you, sincerely I really do love you and what you stood for.
I am consoled for between us, you only died first. I am too sure I am also coming that way , In fact we are all coming. Only a matter of time , and definitely time will surely tell..
We will rendezvous on the resurrection morning. Rest in power, strength and peace. Amen.
Itoro Peters & Family
Anthony, honey. I’m sorry that we’re meeting like this. I have been trying to hold it together all week, but I’m so sad. I’ve been truly wrestling with your death this whole week. You were so kind when I lost my father last year and I’m bawling like a baby in knowing that you’re up there with him. I miss him. I miss you. I pray for your family during this time. I know the loss too well. I know you so well. We met when we were 19 years old and it hurts you leaving at age 30. I don’t question God. I know you’re up there playing basketball with all your favorites and all the greats. Kobe! The visual I will hold onto is your spirit and your energy. We’re all gonna miss you down here Ant. I’ve been doing some independent work with the Sacramento Kings. I just had a cool business dinner with one of the newest players. He’s Nigerian too! I have a position with them waiting when I finish school next year. How cool is that gonna be? I’ll be working for the NBA. Craziness. When I got sponsored by lululemon, I cried. I wish my dad was here so I can hear how proud he is of me. And I wish the same for you. I wish I could tell you about the NBA offers.
I wasn’t supposed to type this much but I have so much to say about you. Your passing has taught me so much already and it’s only been a week. Thank you for that.
I hope we can still “meet in the middle” for our comedy— “Nigerians in Nebraska”
Rest well my friend.
LETTER OF CONDOLENCE Dear Professor & Mrs Christopher Nsemo, No words of comfort will ever be enough for the loss of your son Anthony Nsemo. Our hearts goes out to you and your family at this challenging time. Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. You may have lost a loved one, but Heaven gained another Angel. We know that saying goodbye to a son is unbearable. We pray and hope God gives you the strength to heal. Always know that we are here for you. May his sweet soul rest in peace. Amen. ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ AMPONSAH KENNETH FAMILY - NIGERIA
Words fail me “old fada”. This pain is just so so deep. A very collateral loss. Oh my God! What? How? Why?…sighs.
So I was reminded that I am not God and can’t control anything, as i have muttered and lamented ceaselessly since that dark night as a mere mortal, so I’ll let God your heavenly Father carry you through the heavens as you now take on your new role as an Nsemo angel.
Did you help me settle in Pittsburgh or what? Are you kidding? From staying at the house to all of my apartment moves. Can’t forget that one U-Haul drive, I saluted your driving after that day because that right turn with all the construction cones was very strategically delivered with one swing...Gosh, so many memories, so so many…you were literally always there for anything I needed that was within your power even till date. I can’t forget how excited you were to meet your baby niece Vyon at the hospital bringing her first balloon, and how you have never stopped loving on her from the day you held her little body in your arms. Just this April alone, I still have the video of you, Coco, Mum and Dad singing happy birthday to me with my lovely cake and mum’s special candle of y’alls baptism she doesn’t play with..lol.. Vyon hoping all over with her many questions for her uncle and how you would laugh and dialogue with her too. That’s just to show one of the many ways you gave of yourself to everyone who knew you. You show up. Can’t believe it would turn out to be our last time of seeing you here. Oh Nsemo, how can it ever be the same now?
I hope you know how much you are loved and if there was anything that could have been done to prevent this, you bet It would have been done, no question.
Having you now out there with my dad just hits another level for me. So hard to say good bye, but I am thankful and super proud to have witnessed you live a very purposeful, driven, ambitious and hardworking life and also seeing you be so pleasant and all round full of love for everyone and life. We’re all taking notes.
Rest my brother without the in-law. Be at peace from this evil world. May there be silver linings on every cloud you meet.
I will miss you very much. Love you. Adieu.
Tribute to a lovely brother!
Nsemo as we usually call you, at this moment words has failed me, especially knowing the fact that you are no more.
The memories of your last visit to Nigeria are still very fresh just like yesterday, not knowing that would be the last time I'll see you, I was anticipating how your next visit will be with a fuller house, only to be twarted by this sad news.
You where very unique in all aspects, you loved and respected family and friendship, the whole family mourns your demise, we are consoled with the fact that your in a better place.
So sad to know that all I have left of you is just pictures to look at, you will forever remain in our hearts, you where loved by your friends and relatives.
May God give us the fortitude to bear this great loss.
God be with you till we meet again!
David L Nsemo jnr (KOKO)
It’s been a week and I still can’t find the right words to explain how this feels, you’d randomly call just to check up on me, and tell me how life’s going with you or how you’ve started a new job and so on as we would laugh over other things( only you would understand this). Dude this really hurts and it’s hard to bare,you didn’t have to leave, worst so early. I’ve cried and hoped that God answers our prayers and bring you back, but I guess he has other plans. This doesn’t say much of how much an amazing human you were if only you stayed much longer. I believe and I know you’re in a better place now. Rest well my brother, fly high like an angel that you are! I will really miss you Anthony, make sure to watch over us. ❤️.
Even in death, your voice is loud and clear. I hear it everytime my eye lids kiss. That distinct sound that showed the very depth of your incredibly being.
I wish I could close this door and say I am okay, or that I have accepted your passing. I wish I could say that clips of our years as brothers and friends has stopped flashing everytime I remember that I am NSEMO. Dude I really don't know what to do or how to internalize this. This is hard. The worst part is no one around me right now understands why I am so broken.
I remember seeing you for the first time when I was 15yrs old. Finally God had given me a kid brother. From that day on, I was beholden to you. We had (OMG, Nsemo, I am talking about you in past tense) many adventures together, and I still feel that warm smile of yours piercing the very essence of my eternal content.
Dude I am hurt and I don't know how long it will take or if I can ever move on. This pain feels infinite.
Last time we had drinks, I told you to get married and give your mum kids. You told me you had a plan...I hate this plan. I am sorry I couldn't be there with you. I am sorry I can't do more, I am only human. No tears or heart break can avail me even a second with you.
I hope you have found our grandma by now and I know she will give you those warm hugs she always gave me. She is awesome. She will take care of you.
Everyone wants me to move on, I don't think I can. Please never forget me "old father", stay close by me always and forever.
Guy no worry, we go see again! #nsemo4life .
P.s. Koko crushed me that night, I guess I am getting old (don't tell him) and I still don't like Cleo.
A TRIBUTE TO A BELOVED COUSIN
If tears could build a stairway and memories were a lane, we would have walked right up to Heaven and brought you back again. No farewell words; no time to say goodbye; you were gone before we knew it. Only God knows why. Our hearts still aches in sadness and secret tears still flows knowing what it means to lose you.
We remember you Anthony, we remember your life. We think of you and your smiling face, full of energy, bursting with laughter and fun.
You loved a great party with family and friends. You radiated such a strong spirit showing compassion to all that came across you. We were fortunate enough to have been part of your great life and our spirits are lifted. We will always love you.
In our laughter and in our tears, in our hopes and in our fears; in our hearts and in our dreams; in our memories as long as we live here on earth, we will always remember you. You are always with us and will always be. We now know you want us to mourn you no more but to remember all the happy times. A Hallowed place within our heart is where you will always stay. Truly, only God can comfort us now. Adieu our beloved brother, may our Heavenly Father grant your soul eternal rest. Amen
Late David Edet Livingstone Nsemo’s