David J. Sibole (age 55) passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 16, 2013, surrounded by family. David was born on November 9, 1957, in Neptune, New Jersey. After graduating High School, he made the courageous decision to join the United States Air Force. While serving his country, he met his loving wife of 32 years, Elizabeth. Their joint service allowed them to travel the world and meet many wonderful new friends whom they considered family. Upon retirement David joined the Civil Service where he continued to serve his country. During this time, he received many awards and recognitions from his supervisors and peers throughout his career for his hard work and dedication. He also devoted much of his time volunteering in the community. After spending 20 years overseas he returned home to the United States. He was reassigned in 2009 to the Civil Engineering Squadron at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.
David is preceded in death by his father Douglas Sibole, and his sister, Teresa Sibole. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Sibole; his children: Michael Montoya (daughter in-law Amy Montoya), Christopher Montoya, Marc Montoya, Desiree Sibole-Laing and Andrea Sibole; two grandchildren: Alan Montoya and Helena Laing; his mother, Anne Sibole; his siblings: Douglas Drummond, Judy Adams, Regina Wright, Christopher Sibole, Peter Sibole, and Jeffery Sibole; and his many nieces and nephews.
There will be a Rosary in David's honor on March 7, 2013 at 7 pm at St. Anthony Mary Claret Church. Funeral services will take place on March 8, 2013, at 10:00 am at St. Anthony Mary Claret Church. A reception will follow. David will receive Military Honors at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery at 1:45 pm.
He is greatly loved and will be missed by many.
Published in Express-News on Mar. 3, 2013