1925 - 2013, David Aubrey, 87, a longtime resident of Sun City West, AZ, died of natural causes at his home, September 29, 2013. His constant companion - his dog, Deuce - was also found at his side. David was born in Chicago in 1925, the youngest of 4 sons of Mildred and James T. Aubrey of Highland Park, Illinois. After attending Lake Forest Academy, David served with the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II, receiving the Purple Heart. Following the war, David graduated from Princeton in 1950 with a degree in History. Soon after, he began his advertising sales career in Detroit, where he also met and married Lee Bargar on Valentine's Day in 1953. In Michigan, he worked for Time Inc. and NBC. Later, he joined CBS in New York, then transferred to Los Angeles, retiring in 1989 after several years in the West Coast office of ESPN. That year, David also lost his beloved Lee and then remained in Ventura, California to be near his daughter, Janet, until moving to Sun City West in 1994. There, David pursued his passion for golf and pampered his dogs; he often put down the convertible top and hit the road to visit family and friends. For years, David also gave back, using his rich voice to record newspapers and books for the Braille Institute. David had a curiosity that led to innumerable investigations into gadgets; he sang beautifully in velvety tones that mirrored his idol, Frank. He carried on Lee's love of animals with his constant canine companions. His infectious optimism and enthusiasm are a loss to us all. David is survived by his brother Stever Aubrey (wife, Sally), Lyme, CT; children, David E.(Maya), Peter (Cindy) and Janet; and by his 5 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brothers James T. Aubrey Jr. and George Aubrey. Memorial services will be held at Red's at the Wigwam Resort, Litchfield Park, AZ at 2:00pm, November 2. All are welcome. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made online to The First Tee program for positive youth development through golf at "www.thefirsttee.org."
Published in The Arizona Republic on Oct. 27, 2013