David C. Sauve'
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David C. Sauve', 74, born September 26, 1939, passed away March 21, 2014. Dave was a retired teacher for the Lansing School District and served in the U.S. Army. He was a three-time World Champion Skydiver with over 4,100 jumps; loved nature and animals. For those he taught over many years, Dave was a great role model and had never ending patience. His family and friends say he was very compassionate and generous. Dave was always willing to help someone in need and was always there to cheer for the underdog. He was a wonderful and very beloved man by everyone who touched his life. He will be greatly missed by all those who loved him. Blue skies Davey boy.
He is survived by his partner of 20 years, Lorinda Tait, children, Jeffrey Sauve and Holly (Doug) Thoms; stepchildren, Sterling (Thomas) Shaw and Christopher (Loubna) Connally, grandchildren, Sterling and Adam Sauve, great grandchildren: Landen Colle, Carson Colle, and Layla Atkins; sister Carole (John) Kennedy, and half-brother, Mike (Cheri) Reynolds. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clare and Myrna Mae (Scott) Sauve, stepmother Olga Sauve and half-brother, Edwin Reynolds.
A Celebration of Dave's life will be held on Saturday, May 17th, 2014 at VFW Post 671, 12250 Old US 27, Dewitt, MI from 1pm to 4pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Voiceless-MI (www.voiceless-mi.org) in memory of Dave Sauve'.
Published in Lansing State Journal on May 11, 2014