David Cook Wilby
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AGE: 61 • Kingston, NH
David Cook Wilby, of Kingston, NH, 61, passed away October 10, 2013, after a fourteen month battle with brain cancer. Born in Philadelphia, PA, to Carlton and Miriam (Cook) Wilby, he grew up in Haddonfield NJ, graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Hamilton, MA. Dave worked as a contractor, served as building inspector for the town of Newton, and was employed by Wal-Mart / Logistics Division, but his passion was teaching and tutoring mathematics. Dave enjoyed reading, singing and playing guitar. He was an avid outdoorsman who went canoeing, sailing, hiking and biking. Active in the church community throughout his life, he gave of himself fully wherever he went. His smile and infectious laugh will always be remembered. This loving husband and devoted father will be deeply missed.
Family members include his wife of 22 years Lynne (Campagna/Ireson) Wilby, daughter Jen Leigh Wilby, stepsons Joshua Ireson and Nathan Ireson and his wife Tiffany, brothers Charles Wilby and his wife Robin, Robert Wilby and his wife Susan, and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his nephew Bradford Wilby.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 19th at 2:00 pm at Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 197 Middle Rd. Brentwood, NH.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Pappas Center for Neuro-Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital. Please make checks payable to "Massachusetts General Hospital" and include "in memory of David Wilby" in the memo line. Send checks to MGH Development Office, Attn: Lindsay Simpson, 100 Cambridge St. Suite 1310 Boston, MA 02114. Donations may also be made to Pilgrim United Church of Christ's Memorial Fund. Please make checks payable to "Pilgrim UCC" and include "in memory of David Wilby" in the memo line. Arrangements are by the Stockbridge Funeral Home, Exeter. Please visit www.Stockbridgefh.com.
Stockbridge Funeral Home
141 Epping Road
Exeter, NH 03833
Published in Courier-Post on Oct. 17, 2013