I read your story in our local paper. My heart goes out to you. I'm praying for you and your children.
We are very sorry for the loss of this great man and amazing young boys. My son, Matthew, had a great time with all of them while here in Stuttgart and has reminisced multiple times of scouting adventures with them. They touched many lives and their memory will live on in the hearts of many families for always...
My family has such fond memories of Dave, Dominic and Grant. Both boys were adorable and I especially remember how cute Grant looked in his Tiger Cub outfit with his shorts almost touching the ground. He was the cutest cub I have ever seen. May God bless you, your son and your two daughters, while your angles watch over you.
The Keller Family, Stuttgart - Germany
Sarah, you and your family are in our prayers. We have fond memories of time spent with you all in Stuttgart. I keep seeing Grant's face from the days of Cubbies and remembering how much I enjoyed seeing him there each week. I remember there being something special about him that I sought out to speak to his parents and the more I got to know you all I realized Grant wasn't all that was special, the whole family was. May God send comfort and peace your way.
Dave, you are an amazing husband and father. I say are because you live on, and I have no doubt you will provide Sarah with much more love from you, many more blessings.
Remember how we always joked that you guys owed me since I set you and Sarah into motion?- I say I owe you. I owe you for making her so very happy, and loving her so much. I will miss you til I see you again. Xoxo
There are no words that can be spoken to take away the pain. Just know God is always with you. We love you
David was such an amazing husband and father. I remember his heart for Christ, his great love for his wife, and his passion for his children. Dom and Grant never ceased to have the joy of boyhood on their faces; Always smiling, always loving life, just like Mom and Dad. It's beyond me why such bright lights must be taken from a beautiful family that loves them, and gone from a dark world that needs them. But in the arms of Christ, they are truly home, albeit so, so much sooner than we would've dreamed. For all the family, but especially Sarah and Kate, I am so, so sorry for your loss. May God wrap you in comfort and love, and give you strength for the long journey ahead. Praying daily for you.
Words can never attempt to let Sarah know how much Dave meant to us. A great man and loving father has truly been lost. One funnier memory I have is when all the boys, Dave, & I went out to a local Football game while Sarah, Kim, and the girls were in Garmisch for the weekend. When Dom & Grant were being a little rowdy, I teased that I was going to string them up by their toes. Dom looked at Dave, who simply smiled and said, "Don't look at me, I'm gonna help Chris!"
Those of us in New Orleans, are keeping you in our prayers . Sorry for your loss.
Dave and boys, just know im still praying for Sarah and kids.
Our heartfelt condolences to the families . We will keep you all in our prayers.
My deepest sympathies to the family on your tragic loss. As a hiker with many years experience, I know how easy it is to lose one's way on a trail, especially when it gets dark quickly and rain begins to fall. Again my deepest sympathies on your loss.
Dave and I met in Mississippi while in Tech School. We became friends quickly as we learned we were both from Louisiana. Same city even. One particular time I remember Dave voicing his opinion to lead the squadron as we were learning to be men. He was one great guy. A great leader. From my family to all of Dave's family. We are sorry for your loss and our thoughts and prayers go out to you.
David, Carmen and Brittney, Words are so hard to express at this time of your families losses. We knew David as a wonderful young boy and a hansom young man who grew up be a great father. Marian and I are deeply hurt and very sorry for this loss you have to indure. When we heard this news our thoughts were for all of you and for Davids wife and children. May God Bless'
I am so sorry to hear about this and can not even begin to imagine how you feel. I worked with David while in Stuttgart, and considered him a friend. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
To the Decareaux family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. David was not only a SPS brother of mine, but also an Air Force brother.
Dave,Carmen,Brittany,Joel,Sarah and Familiy We cannot find words to express our thoughts in what you are going through . Our Hearts are just so broken in this saddened time. We have been praying since we heard the news and will continue to pray to get you and your family through this . GOD is there with you. Trust in God and Prayers!
It's nice to read the memories people all around the world have share about Dave and his boys. I'm sure it helps Sarah and everyone else who shares the loss of these three beautiful souls. Faith in God and a huge loving family and friend support base will be here, there, anywhere needed. If the tears of your loved ones could take away the tears shed by you Sarah, Kate, Finn and Elise, you would never shed a tear yourself. I know your love and faith in God will bless you with beautiful days. And let us celebrate the lives we were so blessed to have known and let us continue to catch those contagious smiles here on earth sent from heaven <3
My deepest sympathy to the Decareaux family on the loss of your loved ones.
Dear Sarah, You wonderful family has meant so much to me and my children. Your loss is a loss we can't begin to understand, but will be forever touched by. I love you and will pray for you every day, and I will always know that our lives have been forever moved and enriched by your family. I am thankful for you and your guys, your belief is a gift that I am eternally grateful to you for sharing.
May God draw you all near and help you in your pain. Please know there are brothers and sisters in Christ who are praying for you and your family.
I don't know you personally but my heart aches for your family. May God strengthen and comfort you.
Carmen, Brittany and Dave, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your son and grandsons. You all will be in my prayers. God Bless You
Dave, was a good friend and will be greatly missed. I had the privilege to operate along side Dave Decareaux with Cub Scout Pack 113 here in Stuttgart Germany. He was an inspiration to work with....always aiming high with everything he would do. He is the ideal father and husband, ensuring that his family was always included in his life. I could tell that his family was his life as much as he was there's. There were times in my life he had encouraged me to be a better father to my children and husband to my wife....just by watching him.
His two Sons, Dominic and Grant were greatly influenced by their father's way of life. They were well-mannered, very happy and just great to be around. They would always make me smile.
I know God always has a plan and I know sometimes it hits us by surprise and we don't always understand why. God's plan included my friends this past weekend; found their way into Jesus's arms. I pray for them and for his family here on Earth; his wife Sarah, daughter's Kate and Elise, and his son Finn. I cannot begin to understand their pain during this horrific time.
Dave left this world doing what he loved; Living life with his family. He will forever be an inspiration to me. When I have those days where I just want the kids to leave me alone, I will think of Dave, and I will put my kids back in my life and I will Live life with my family until the day I get to meet back up with Dave, Dominic and Grant. Rest in Peace friends.
Sarah, Kate, Finn and Elise, we miss you and wish we could be there for you during this most difficult time.
May God comfort the Decareaux family during their difficult time. My condolences and prayers to the family, their loving lab and friends.
Dave was a great man. I really appreciated the short time we had in Alconbury. He had the most amazing spirit. He will be truly missed and i will pray for Sarah and the girls often!
Dave, Carmen and Brittney, Words cannot express my sorrow when I learned that this tragedy involved your son and brother and his precious boys. Please be assured of my prayers for your entire family. May God give you consolation and peace and hold you in His merciful heart as you grieve this tragic loss. God bless you.
I am so sorry for your loss, my heart goes out to you. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
Although I do not know you, after reading the article on your husband and your sons, I felt strongly compelled to send you my condolences. My heart aches for you and your children. I am so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you and yours during this very difficult time. My prayers are with you.
I heard of your family's loss. May God comfort you in this time of loss.
I worked with Dave when he first came to Stuttgart. He was a good man who always had a smile on his face and enjoyed life.
My heartfelt condolences to his family for such a great loss. All who knew Dave here in Stuttgart share your loss.
May God Bless you and your children.
Dear Mrs. Decareaux, 1/15/13
As a fellow DISA employee I read about the death of your husband and two of your kids. May the Lord comfort you, your surviving kids, your extended family and friends. My wife Lydia, me, our kids and church friends will keep you all in prayer. Is. 41:10
Michael, Lydia, Jennifer and Suzy Reskallah
Our endless condolences on the loss of Dave, Dominic, & Grant. Stay Strong.
As a fellow Sister in Chirst, my heart is heavy for your family during this difficult time. I am praying God's peace, presence, and comfort upon you and your family. May God's healing fall upon your hearts today and stay with you always. Our words can not ease your pain, however, I pray knowing that so many fellow brothers and sisters in Christ praying and lifting you and your family up, ease a tad bit of your saddness. May you never be more than a whisper away. God bless you and your family always.
Although I have not had the opportunity to meet you Sarah and the kids, I knew how good of a person David was from living down the street from him during our childhood and that he is in Heaven watching over you and the kids. Dominic & Grant are next to him with smiles on their faces just like all the pictures I have seen of the, over the years letting you know that they are alright. If there is anything we can do from here, please don't hesitate to ask. Words can't express how deeply sorry we all are for you and the family.
Sarah, Iworked with David while you were in Germany, he was a great guy. I didn't know you are the kids but David was always talking about them. Our prayers go out to you and your family.
May God be with you and your family. You are all in my prayers.
To the Decareaux family,
I just heard of your loss and am so burdened for you all! As a mother of 6 married to a wonderful man for 23 years, I can't even begin to comprehend what you must be going through. I will be praying for you and you family this week. May God's peace be real to you and may he carry this burden with you daily!
"The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace." Psalms 29:11
I only knew Dave for a short period of time but everything I saw demonstrated a love of God and family. A good man that Im sure will be missed. Thanks for your example Dave.
Sending heartfelt condolences to Sarah, the wife and mother, and to her children.
We are so sorry for your loss.
The Ratcliff Family
God bless and keep your family. I want to share that Dave may not have known the impact he had on my family. As a homeschooling mother taking my young son to boy scout Twilight Camp I remember learning to let go and allow Dave to lead my son. Your husband was so patient and just had a special way with him that My husband and I could not beleve. After that experience I learned not to be so self-conscious about my son's personality or behavior and that my husband and I were not the only ones in the world that could deal with it. Because he welcomed him with a Christ-like heart. Grant was the same and Bismarck was blessed by him. Thank God for your family and may He show himself as the God of all comfort...
I'm still stunned that someone so incredibly full of life is just gone... along with two of his children. His kids and wife seemed to be the first things on his mind in everything he did. He was an avid outdoors man. I didn't know him well... I'd only met and had the opportunity to talk with him a few times. But he made such an impression on me that hearing this news really stuns and saddens me. If he's made such an impression on someone passing by - I can't even begin to grasp the loss to family and close friends. God Bless all of you and I will pray special prayers for your family.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Mt.5:4
Our sincerest sympathies to the Decareaux family.
I don't know you, but I am your sister in Christ and I am weeping and grieving with you. Father, I ask You to wrap Your loving arms around the Decareaux family and give them Your strength and Your peace in this tragic time. Comfort them with the deep comfort that only You can give them. Thank you that they are with Jesus and we will see them again one day. Amen
Our heartfelt sympathies to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Sarah, My heart has been breaking for you and your children since I heard this tragic news. I am so, so sorry. You are all in my thoughts.
Dear Sarah and the entire Decareuax family, my deepest condolences on your loss. I knew Dave and the boys through Scouting in Stuttgart and spent much time with them at the local Twilight Camps and even more so at Camp Freedom summer camp. Dave and the boys were always smiling and having fun and that is how I choose to remember them. May you find peace and love in this time of loss. The Clark family - Kerry, Andrew, Hugh, Quinlan and Andersen
Sarah, my heart goes out to you and your family. I went through Basic Training with David. I haven't talked to David since we graduated. He was an honorable leader and standout gentleman. I pulled out my BMT book to see his pics. God bless you and your family.
We here at the 52nd offer our prayers and condolences on your loss. Dave will always be remembered for his smile and good humor. He spoke often of his family and his love for them. We are blessed to have had the time with him that we did.
Sarah, Truly sorry for your loss. We are saying many prayers that your family will find peace and comfort. Please know that your home school (SAMHE) family is here for you. The Meldrom Family- Ethan, Beth, Sarah, Katelyn, Eric, Jared, Thomas, Abram and Bethany
sarah, i pray that the peace of god surrounds you during this terrible time. i am praying for you and your whole family!
Dave,Carmen,& Family. You are in our thoughts and prayers as you go through these difficult times.
Sarah, Please accept our condolences during your time of bereavment. " I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you." John 14:18
I don't know you or your family, but my heart is aching for you and your family. There are no words of comfort only know that one sweet day you will be with them again......May God hold you in the palm of HIS hand....
We are praying for the peace that passes all understanding, and for the Lord's strength for this time and in the coming days. With our deepest sympathy for your loss.
-The Mesarchik Family (Scott Area Military Home Educators)
Dearest Sarah, May God be with you now as He always is, with His comforting arms around you and yours. I will miss those beautiful children and Dave, they are forever in my heart. Your family is what every Christian family should be like. Your children were a delight, I will miss Dom's mischievous but ever thoughtful face! And grant the toothless grin I remember so well. I will cherish all of the pictures I have of them. I just wish we had them here instead of pics. God and Heidi will be there for them. Know that your sorrow is felt by me to the quick. But I know God has a plan and we just do not know what He will do with this tragedy, but know they are with God now and forever. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you or your family.
Sarah, Words can't express the sympathy felt around the world by those who know and love you and your family. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
My heart bleeds for your family. I love being out in the wilderness. I will look for them in the woods when im out as gaurdian angels, my heart is so broken for you. May God bless you and your family.
Sarah, David Carmen, Finn, Kate & Elise, Brittany & Joel--- we are just so sad and so very sorry about your loss-- our love & prayers with be with YOU ALL- ALWAYS!! Love- Terry & Gina Decareaux
May the comfort of our God's great love surround you at this time. With our deepest sympathy,
Sarah, my family and I are stricken with grief and sadness of the loss of David, Dom and Grant. We have fond memories of you all and the short times we spent together. Shane will never forget working with David on Kelley. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. We pray that you all find comfort in all the memories you hold in your heart. God Bless, The Rundgren Family (Shane, Mandy, Quinn, Alex, Ari, and Aven)
Sarah, our hearts go out to you and your family. All of us in the homeschool community would like to offer help to you any way we can. If you need anything, please let any of us in SAMHE know.
Sarah, Our tears and prayers and thoughts for you have not stopped since we heard the news today. So very sorry for your great great loss. May God's presence and comfort be more real to you now than ever before.
Dave always had a smile and always had room for one more Cub Scout. He was a truly charitable man in thought, word, and deed. He will be dearly missed.
Sarah, I don't know you but I knew Dave in high school. I am so sorry for your loss.
Dave and Carmen, we are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of sorrow. Our hearts our broken for you.
Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
The Fife Family
Dom, Grant & Dave,
You are loved and we will be here for Sarah and your daughters always. You are missed greatly.
Sarah I am so sorry for the pain and tremendous loss you are experiencing. Please know that many of us love the Decareaux family very much and feel very blessed an fortunate to have had a chance to be a small part of your lives. We will truly miss and always remember the spirit and smiles of your beautiful men! Please know and feel that we are all here for you. Always & Forever. Our sympathy and thoughts are with you.
Sarah, My heart is breaking for you and your kids. We so enjoyed all our time with you in Stuttgart doing all things Cub Scouts. Dave was the rock that held everything together that first year. Orrin has many fond memories of playing with Dominic and Grant. We will be praying for you and the kids. May God bless you and cover you with his peace and comfort.
Sarah your husband and the rest of your family touched so many lives. The soft gentle spirit of Dave leading the boys in Cub Scouts will forever be remembered by many of us. It was obvious that he loved you and all of his children. I pray for you and the children as you go through the toughest time in your life. My prayers and thought will be with you.
Sarah our prayers are with you and your beautiful family. I am sitting here looking at pictures of our time at Camp Freedom, remembering how Dave was upset how we poured out all the water for the fire thinking it was rain water! We thought we were being so helpful! My boys are sharing wonderful memories of their time with Grant & Dominic. Love and prayers for you and the family.
Sarah, I am so so sorry for your loss. My family and I are praying for you and your little ones. You and your family touched me deeply. (Coraline,co-op)
Sarah, words are not enough to express my condolences for you and your family. Dave was an amazing man and a great father. He will be missed by many but the memories that he built with all of the children that he helped through his many volunteer activities will live on through them. Your family is in our prayers.
Even though I hadn't worked with long; he was a food guy. He will be missed. Prayers and condolences go out to his family.
Sarah, I can not begin to find the right words to say to you. Chip and I absolutely loved the times we shared with you and Dave and the children. It was so much fun when the Decareaux' stayed late - the grownups talked while the children played. Dave and his amazing personality will never be forgotten, and you and the children will forever remain in my prayers.
Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Please accept my deepest sympathy. Dave was a great friend.
Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family. Dave was a wonderful person to know and work with. He will be deeply missed.
So sorry for your loss. I got an e-mail from Rose Gardner about it. I will keep you in my prayers. Your mother will be with you to see you through this. I have lost two children and a husband so I know what you are going through.
I'm sure everyone at Church will be praying for you and your family.
I cannot find the words to say to express how deeply sorry we are for you. Please know that not only the Stuttgart but the entire Scouting Community grieves with you. Anything we can do... please let us know. We loved Dave, Dom and Grant and they will never be forgotten.
I cannot begin to express my sadness. My prayers are with your family.
With Our Deepest Sympathy and prayers for your devasting loss.
Eric Merz ( your neighbor) & Kay MCGrew
I don't know you but I am a friend of Liz and I'm so sorry for you loss.
Even though I don't know Mr.Decareaux my heart and prayers goes out to his family.