Mr. Vincent J. Nasta, Jr. was born on November 11, 1961 in Brooklyn, NY. He graduated from William Floyd High School in 1979, received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts in NYC in 1983 and his Masters in Education from Dowling College in 1990.

He was an art teacher (Advanced Computer graphics) at Riverhead High School for 17 years.

He was a commercial artist, with various book illustrations published, portraits commissioned, art shows and sales of original works over a 25 year freelance career.

He was a general aviation pilot with Airline Transport Pilot certification, instrument rated with over 3,900 hours.

He was a Certified Flight Instructor for private, commercial and instrument ratings and aerobatics.

He was an air show pilot in World War I, II and aerobatics airplanes.

He was the Chief Pilot at The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome Air Shows in Rhinebeck, NY.

He was the lead singer in a band and a member of other bands for over 10 years.

His greatest loves were his wife, his “kids” (teaching), and flying.

His greatest achievement: Giving of himself to anyone who needed him. He loved to connect with people on every level and to impart his knowledge and experience to others.

Friends and family have established the Vincent Nasta Foundation. Your contribution will help provide college scholarships to Long Island students who show exceptional talent and motivation, and a record of community service.

The Vincent Nasta Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) charity staffed entirely by volunteers. Please consult with your tax advisor about deducting your donation from your income tax filing.

You can make a donation in any amount!

If you would like to contribute by mail, please send your check to

Vincent Nasta Foundation, Inc.
7 Game Court
East Setauket, NY 11733-3410

Thank you!

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