David B. Smith, Sr. age 64, of East Dundee passed away on Monday, October 21, 2013 at his home surrounded by family after a brief battle with cancer. Dave was born in Elgin on September 29, 1949, the son of the late Russell M., Jr. & Lois J. (nee Duewel) Smith. On May 14, 1977 he married Beverly J. Molnar. Dave was a life long resident of the Elgin - Dundee areas. All of Dave's professional career was served in Public Service and Safety. He served as the East Dundee Police Chief
from 1977-1986, then served as the Dundee Village Administrator from 1986-1999. From 2000-2008 Dave served as the Director of Criminal Justice and the Public Safety Communications Programs at Elgin Community College. From 2008 until the time of his death, Dave served as the Director of QuadCom 911 Dispatch Center for Dundee Township. Dave was a member of the National Emergency Number Association (NENA), Next Generation 9-1-1-(NG9-1-1) PSAP Directors and Managers, Public Safety Professionals, and the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials International (APCO) and a former member of the Kane County Police Chiefs Association. For many years, Dave coached and was involved with The D-C Junior Chargers Football Program. He was also active in Scouting Troop # 32 and was proud to be an Eagle Scout. Most of all, Dave was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was a good and faithful friend to many people and a well respected pillar in Public Service and Safety. Survivors include his wife of 36 years: Beverly. Their sons: David B. Jr. (Elizabeth Ridl) and Timothy (Kristin) Smith. Dave is also survived by his grandson: Logan, his sisters: Pamela (Ken) Huske and Catherine" Cathy " Smith as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. A gathering celebrating Dave's life will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 2-8 PM in the Miller Funeral Home, 504 W. Main St., West Dundee. Please omit flowers, memorials may be made to JourneyCare Hospice, 405 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington IL 60010. To leave an on-line condolence, please visit www.millerfuneralhomedundee.com
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