It has been a little over one year since you have passed Dave. However there isn't a day that your name isn't spoken in remeberence. You have touched many lives and your humor is still making people smile! We respect you for your accomplishments, love of the land as a farmer and deadication to family, community and Catholic War Veterans Post 1954.
It was your inspiration and action that established the Veterans Memorial at St Peter of the Fields Cemetery. God bless you and your family.
"As you were Marine"!
You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Hold on to your memories and each other.
During this time of sorrow you are in my prayers.
I met Dave in 1989 when I started working at Maplewood CC. He was one of my first friends, especially when he discovered my connection with a certain pig farm. When Dave was a special needs ag teacher, he would take his students on field trips to my family's pig farm in Palmyra. My step-dad and mom, Fred and Bernie Dearth, enjoyed those visits and grew fond of Dave and his students. Dave gave me a book, "Any fool can be a pig farmer." I still have it! Many years ago, I went to NYC with Dave, Connie, Howard Harper, Ron Bolyard and Mary Beth Talerico. We had so much fun together! The last time I saw Dave was at (our beloved friend and co-worker) Linda Cain's calling hours on Nov. 11, 2012. (Linda worked at Maplewood CC for 34 years.) I was in line, Dave was leaving the calling hours but had come over to say "Hi" and gave me a hug. He greeted many friends that day. Thank goodness! We didn't realize it would be the last time we would see him. Dave loved God, his family, friends, and life. He has set the standard for the rest of us...to love life, to serve others ...and just have fun! With fond memories, Claudia
Connie and Family,
I remember the first time I met Dave, when he was advisor of our Young Farmer group. I was a new farm wife, and Dave had dark hair. I also remember the most recent time I spoke with Dave, and it was a conversation about former students. I don't think he ever gave up on a kiddo. Don and I have enjoyed our friendship with your family. We ask God's blessing on you as you mourn, until only the happy memories remain.
Mary Ann and Don Nething, Daniel and Benjamin