David James Messerschmitt
1984 - 2015
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Messerschmitt David James Messerschmitt, died on February 10, 2015, at the age of 30 years in Washington DC, suddenly and unexpectedly. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on April 24, 1984. David graduated from Anderson High School with honors and was drum major in the marching band. He also graduated with honors from The Ohio State University, majoring in history. David rowed for the Ohio State Crew team, with some of his closest friends. In 2012, David married Kim, his love and best friend. David enjoyed running, cooking, traveling, and Graeter's ice cream. David graduated with honors from Boston University School of Law before going to work for Mayer Brown and DLA Piper, focusing on intellectual property law. David was remembered by his colleagues as a brilliant lawyer with a very bright career ahead. David is survived by his beautiful wife, Kim Vuong of Washington, DC; his parents, Marvin and Gayle Messerschmitt of Batavia, OH; his brothers, Patrick Messerschmitt (Jessica) of Hopewell Junction, NY and Adam Messerschmitt (Meredith) of New York, NY; his little nieces and nephews, Marin, Grady, Ayla, and Hunter; his in-laws, Le and Fat Vuong of Orlando, FL; his brothers-in-law, Tom, Tuan, and Alvin; his sisters-in-law, Jenny, Cristina, and Amanda. Memorial service at Mt. Washington Presbyterian Church, 6474 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati, OH, on Saturday, February 21 at 11 a.m. Friends may visit at the Church on Saturday from 10-11 a.m. Burial will follow at Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Cincinnati, OH. Arrangements provided by T.P. WHITE & SONS Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be sent to the David Messerschmitt Memorial Scholarship at osucrewalumni.org.

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Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Feb. 17 to Feb. 18, 2015.
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July 3, 2015
I knew Dave from the University of Toledo marching band. We were both sax players. I did not learn of his death until today but wanted to say that he was such a sweetheart - shy and quiet in the sweetest way. This is heartbreaking and I am truly sorry for your loss.
Lesley Smith-McNeely
April 2, 2015
I live in the Washington, DC, area and just wanted to offer my condolences to Kim, David's wife, and to David's family. Though I do not know you, my heart grieves for your loss.
Amy Snider
March 3, 2015
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Danyl Drake-Smith
March 1, 2015
Oh my word! Nothing is worst than losing your child. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.. Just know an angel is watching over you all now.
Mike and Nancy Brennan
Nancy Brennan
February 27, 2015
My prayers and healing thoughts are with David's family and friends. He was a kind and sweet soul.
Liz Wharton (ne Woodie)
February 25, 2015
My thoughts and prayers are with you all in this most difficult of times !
Jeffery Stambough
February 23, 2015
I share a little of your pain, I feel so bad for all of you. You are in my prayers.
Sean Mullarkey
February 22, 2015
You have our deepest sympathy for the loss of your beloved son.
Michael and Olga Mullarkey
February 21, 2015
Many are the hardships of the righteous one, but God rescues him from them all. (Ps. 34:19)
February 21, 2015
Keeping your family in prayer. Kris Wilkinson (Matt Nisbet's aunt)
Kris Wilkinson
February 21, 2015
First day second grade
Our hearts go out to you on this sad day. The service was an honor to David and will always be remembered. Everyone was touched by what Patrick and Kim shared. Tom and I have recalled so many memories of David, Michael, and Mark; starting school together, paying together, and getting into mischief together; swinging on the vines in the woods like little Tarzans; sneaking off in the motorized kiddy-jeep to a nearby construction site to go 4-wheeling; then sneaking back when they were caught; David winning the Halloween scavenger hunt by finding the impossible item,a dead mole. No words can blunt the grief of his death, but with so much love there is hope. With so many good memories, there is comfort.
Tom and De Wilhelmsen
February 21, 2015
Please accept my condolences in the death of your son. Please know that the LGBT community in Cincinnati mourns with you in the loss our brother.
February 21, 2015
We are so very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Erin Ziegler-Chapman
February 20, 2015
So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Tara Snyder
February 20, 2015
To Patrick and all David's Family, my Very Deepest Sympathy. You All are in my Prayers! God Bless!
Mary Elizabeth Kastin
February 20, 2015
My Heart and prayers go out to you and your family at this most devastating time. My deepest sympathies
Sue C / OADC
Sue Cook
February 20, 2015
Marvin Messerschmitt and family,

Local 24 Sheet Metal Workers sends our thoughts and prayers to you and your family. God Bless!!
Mark Hamant
February 20, 2015
I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts are with you and our family.
IvaDean Lair
February 20, 2015
Dear Gayle and family,
We just heard about the loss of your son/brother. We are so very, very sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time.
Dave & Sheila Stump
February 20, 2015
My heart aches for the loss of my cousin David. My thoughts and prayers are with my wonderful Aunt Gayle and Uncle Marv, his brothers Patrick and Adam and their familes. I have so many fabulous memories from our years together that I will cherish forever! Rest in Peace David..I love you!!
lisa messerschmitt
February 20, 2015
Gayle, I am so so sorry to learn of the tragic death of your son. My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family in. May God's external blessings comfort you now and always.
February 20, 2015
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
February 20, 2015
Dear Messerschmitt Family, may the peace of God that excels all thought comfort you during this time of sorrow.
February 19, 2015
Gayle, My heart broke when I learned the man in the news story was your son! I can't even think about the pain you must be going through. I only hope time will slowly bring out good memories of David and will help push the pain back a little. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!! Carol
Carol Cox
February 19, 2015
So sorry for your loss...such a tragedy.
February 19, 2015
Gayle, my heart breaks for you and your family. Trust that my thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.

A voice from the past at SWPC--Alice Beimesche Vockell
Alice Vockell
February 19, 2015
Gayle, my heart goes out to both you and your family upon the death of your son. You are in my prayers.
Stephanie Wolfram
February 18, 2015
I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Bill and Judy Fieler
February 18, 2015
Dear Messerschmitt Family: We, the families of The Compassionate Friends, send you our heartfelt condolences. The Compassionate Friends is an international grief support group for parents, grandparents and siblings who have suffered the heartbreaking loss of a child. Our only mission is to provide comfort, hope and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or daughter, brother or sister, or grandchild, and to help others better assist the grieving family. We meet monthly in Columbus from 7-9 PM on the second Tuesday of each month at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1479 Morse Rd, Columbus, OH 43229. If and when you are ready to do so, please join us. We Need Not Walk Alone. We are The Compassionate Friends.
The Compassionate Friends
Columbus, OH Chapter
Mary Ann Ward
February 17, 2015
We are so very sorry for the loss of your wonderful son. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Meg and Alan Guncik
February 16, 2015
I am so sorry for your devastating loss. Praying for Kim and Dave's entire family.
Kara "Minkki" Boos
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