David L. Richter
1962 - 2021
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It is with great sadness we announce the passing of David Richter at his home on Friday, June 18th after a battle with pancreatic cancer. David was in his 59th year.
Loving and devoted father of William (Kyra), Brittany (Christopher) and Samantha.
He was the proud grandfather to Edie and Eloise.
He was the son of the late Hyman and Avonne and brother to the late Marlene.
Fondly remembered by his extended family, coworkers, neighbours and many dear friends.
David was a proud, strong, positive man with an infectious smile. He is loved and will be forever missed.
In lieu of flowers please donate to MS or cancer research.

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Published in The Hamilton Spectator on Jun. 21, 2021.
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July 13, 2021
Dave was a long time friend since the old Bay King days in the early 80's. I enjoyed my time with Dave and Hy when I was their Chrysler Credit territory manager. We had a lot of fund at the HADA golf tourneys and enjoyed passing on jokes up until the end. Dave was always upbeat no matter what was going on around him and I will miss him.
Mark Duchesneau
Friend
July 6, 2021
I was so shocked to learn of David's passing, and am so sorry for his family. David was such a great guy, funny, sociable and over the years have enjoyed when seeing him at different events. Knew David for so many years, our families go way back. Sadly, just wish I could have spent more time with him over the past few years but given the pandemic that wasn't possible. David will always be remembered in my mind with a big smile on his face!
Nikki Laskin
Friend
June 30, 2021
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June 24, 2021
Very sorry to hear. I have been working with David over the last few years and we bonded because we both ride. He was such a nice guy and am saddened to hear about this. I hope you have comfort in knowing that he was known as a great guy and that his memory will live on.
Len DiSalvia
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Len DiSalvia
Coworker
June 24, 2021
David was a generous soul. He was always so welcoming when I came to visit my best family. One of the best memories was our trip to New York. So many laughs and adventures. My heart aches for Will, Sam, Brit and all who loved him, holding you in my heart and prayers. Thank-you David for being a part of such special memories.

Gwen. Greg, Zach and Ken
Gwen Payonk
June 23, 2021
Remembering happy times at Bay King Motors and David, the kindest boss ever...
Frances Haddlesey
Coworker
June 23, 2021
It was always more then a Pleasure Doing Business with David his Professionalism, Guidance Passion and Positive Attitude was Inspiring. He would always take the Time and go Out of his way for Others. This man Loved his work . From Team Prisco Our Deepest Condolences to His Family, Friends and Co-workers. You Will Never be forgotten

with a heavy heart
Robert Mercieca / Prisco vans ltd

Robert Mercieca
Acquaintance
June 23, 2021
Was always a pleasure doing business with David. His smile and professionalism was infectious. We are absolutely heart broken to have heard the news of his passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his entire family in this time as they grieve. May God be near to you all, and grant you His peace.
The Scholtens Family
Acquaintance
June 23, 2021
My sincerest condolences. David was a very kind and generous man.
Pat O'Connor
June 23, 2021
R.I.P. my dear friend . You were truly one of the most sincere, caring individuals I have ever had the chance to know . Will cherish awesome memories . Sean xoxo
Sean McDermott
Friend
June 22, 2021
David had been in my life for as long as I can remember, he was my step dad but never made me feel like a step child. He was warm, funny, kind and thoughtful. As we got older and lived cities apart at times, he never missed an occasion, event or opportunity to reach out or visit. If I moved he was my first visitor ready with a housewarming gift, wanting to take me out to dinner. He was my first message on any given holiday. He was patient and persistent when I would miss a message from him as I so often do with everyone. In every memory of him I see his big smile and hear his laugh. I, like everyone else, had hoped for more time with him - but I feel incredibly privileged to have had the time I did with him. David will always be in my thoughts, memories and traditions. Rest In Peace David, we love you.
Samantha
Daughter
June 22, 2021
Such sad news to see.
David, you were a wonderful man, father and friend. For almost 30 years you always had time for me, a word of advice, or a laugh.
The community has lost a very special person.
My sincerest condolences to all of your family, there are no words.
Rest well my friend you will be terribly missed.
Patrick Michael Mills
Friend
June 22, 2021
Such shocking news, David was a wonderful man and friend who always took time to say hello, and offer any advice, guidance or assistance. For almost 30 years I had the pleasure to call him a friend. His charity efforts were unbelievable and many people will feel this loss.
Thank you David, your legacy will live on in your children and wonderful memories.
My heart is heavy today.
Patrick Mills
Friend
June 22, 2021
Always a proper gentleman, and so loved. You will be missed my friend. You have eternal rest in God's arms "Mr. Richter".
Maggie
Margaret Mills
Friend
June 22, 2021
My dad is the greatest man I’ve ever known, he was the best dad in the world and also my best and most loyal friend. Thank you for everything dad I think about you every day and love you more than anything. I know you’re watching over me but I look forward to the day I see you again and we can go for a ride after I give you the biggest hug ever. Rest easy now dad. Love always, your son will.
Will Richter
Son
June 22, 2021
David, always smiling, loving life...Live on David.
Lynn Rattray
Coworker
June 22, 2021
RIP my friend..always positive and a smile that was infectious. Keep smiling in your peaceful place. you will be missed but not forgotten
Dave Pelosini
Friend
June 22, 2021
Will, Samantha and Brittany
Family
June 22, 2021
Eloise Asquith
Grandchild
June 22, 2021
Edie Asquith
Grandchild
June 22, 2021
Brittany Asquith
Daughter
June 22, 2021
David was a wonderful, fun, caring and supportive dad and the best grandpa to my girls. He truly had the best smile and such a positive outlook. Our hearts ache with this great loss.
We love you and miss you.
Until we meet again.
Brittany Asquith
Daughter
June 21, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Joe Falcone
Coworker
June 21, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Joe Falcone
June 21, 2021
I was so very sad and shocked to hear of Dave’s passing. We were great friends at MacNab. We reconnected years ago by playing Scrabble daily on FB. We chatted on and off weekly during our games. He usually beat me and the odd time when I won he would say he hated losing. I will miss him terribly and send my heartfelt condolences to his entire family. He was taken far too soon. ❤
Cheryl Duckworth
Friend
June 21, 2021
Dave started out in the beginning as a neighbor and became a friend very quickly we will miss him greatly.
Rob and Lin
Friend
June 21, 2021
Dave started out as a neighbor in the begining and became a friend very quickly he was a wonderful person we will truly miss him.
Rob and Lin
Friend
June 21, 2021
I'm really and truly very saddened by this news. I've known David for several years now, specifically in dealings in the vehicle fleet world. I've always know David to be a bright and positive personality in an otherwise dull world. I am going to really miss dealing with him. My deepest condolences to his Family and all who loved and were loved by him. Good bye old friend, until we meet again someday...rest easy.
Rob Dubois
Friend
June 21, 2021
David was a very kind and thoughtful person who loved his family deeply. He was always positive and smiling when he dropped by to visit at the dealership. I will miss our chats and laughs. Lots of treasured memories.
A great man who left us too soon.
My deepest heartfelt condolences to his family.
May he rest in peace



SHERRY WILSON
Friend
June 21, 2021
David was a kind man and a gentle soul who loved his family deeply.
Always optimistic and smiling. He always went out of his way to stop by for a chat and a laugh. I will miss him dearly as will many.
Many good memories!
Gone too soon...
My condolences to the family.

SHERRY WILSON
Friend
June 21, 2021
I was David's Red Dolphin counselor in what was, though does not seem, a long time ago. I remember David mostly as a smiling 12 year old, with a couple of updates, the last one being in late 2019. Your Father and Grand-father remained the same as an adult, a really great kid with just a few more responsibilities. We had an unusually close cabin at Camp White Pine that year and every few years we'd get together for dinner, we will sorrily miss David.
Laurence Metrick
Friend
June 21, 2021
Patty, Maxine and Laverne. Sadly have lost one. Which one was which we still don't know.
Richter, never changed always smiling , happy and fun. Lots of great memories over the years, started with Camp and we remained life long friends. The boys miss and love you. We gather to celebrate you in the way you would want.
My deepest condolences, to his Family,

Marc Goldfarb
Friend
June 21, 2021
Deepest condolences to the family. Dave was a such a wonderful man and will be sorely missed.
Alexandra Servinis
Friend
June 21, 2021
So many great memories growing up playing road hockey on Braemar Place... with Steve & Jeff P, the Bartkiw boys, my brother Don...and then getting reacquainted when David was running Bay-King...gone too soon
Mark Scime
June 21, 2021
Sending condolenses and loving prayers to your family and loved ones Dave. Rest in Peace.
Roslyn French Sanges
Acquaintance
June 21, 2021
I knew him from the time he was 8 years old, could never find a bad thing to say about him. So shocking that he is gone. My heart goes out to Will.
Patricia Stevens
Friend
June 21, 2021
Literally one of the nicest people I ever met. I had the pleasure of meeting Dave through his son Will who I trained MMA with. Dave and I both rode motorcycles and Will was also getting into riding. He even commissioned me for a large oil painting and supported my artwork and just was always so friendly and genuine. I still can't believe he was taken so soon... My love and support to his family, he was an awesome guy.
Ryan Anderson
Friend
June 21, 2021
David was my friend, but most importantly, an amazing father to our children and grandfather to our grandfathers, I loved him and will miss him.
Julie Morris
Family
June 21, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. Our hearts are broken.
Anna&Mike
Family
June 21, 2021
David was my friend, but most importantly an amazing father to our children and grandfather to our granddaughters, I loved him and will miss him.
Jules morris
Family
June 21, 2021
Most caring, loving, easy going person I have ever met. I will miss my colleague and friend. I truly hope there is a better life in heaven because he deserves it.
Robert Moscardini
Coworker
June 21, 2021
David when he was younger was a fantastic brother to his late sister Marlene. Unusual for a young teen to be so caring and gentle.
Brenda
Family
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