David H. Shears (1925 - 2013)

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David H. Shears
9/29/1925 - 7/13/2013


Dave passed away peacefully with family by his side on July 13, 2013. Dave was born in Vancouver B.C., Canada, to his parents Allen and Laura Shears on September 29, 1925.
He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II, stationed in Italy. After the war, he embarked on a successful real estate career. Over the course of thirty years he invested in and developed numerous commercial properties as president of Peninsula Land and Development Co. Dave was a kind, warm-hearted, gentle man who was blessed with a terrific sense of humor. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing, traveling, and spending time with his family.
Dave is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Robert Shears and sister Aileen Bergersen. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years Dorothy and their children Kathy (David), Carolyn (Hilary), and Ken (Jette), and his five adoring grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on August 17, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Auburn Presbyterian Church. (13025 Bel Air Dr. Auburn, CA, 95603) A reception will follow immediately after.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Auburn Presbyterian Church or the Northern California Chapter.
Published in Gold Country Media Newspapers on July 24, 2013
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