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David O. Crary, 66

David O. "Dude" "inspectorjury" to his online friends Crary, 66, of Pine Village, IN died at St. Vincent Hospital, Williamsport, IN 11:04 PM Sunday December 18, 2011. He had been in declining health, but his death was unexpected.

David was born in Lafayette, IN June 20, 1945, the son of the late Jack Crawford and Miriam Louise Devour Crary. He was a graduate of Lafayette Jefferson High School and served in the U.S. Army.

He married M. Maxine Messman in Lafayette, IN July 5, 1977, and she preceded him in death September 7, 1997.

David had been employed at Purdue University for 31 years, working as a plumber/IAQ for Zone 2 physical plant. He also served as a first responder for university emergencies.

He was a member of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association; ABATE of Indiana and CSSAC at Purdue. He also was a friend and family to many through online communities.

Surviving are 2 daughters, Alexis A. Grimes (husband Kyle L.) of Pine Village, IN; Kathryn K. Huff (husband Richard O.) of Lafayette, IN and a son, Scott David Paul Crary (wife Jennifer) of Crestline, CA. Also surviving are 4 grandchildren, Mia Nicole, (14) and Guenevere Maxine, (13) Grimes; Darwin Patrick (3) and Cadence Maxine (1) Huff; and a stepgrandson, Maxwell. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers and a sister. He is and will be greatly missed.

A gathering for family and friends to celebrate the life of David will be held at the Pine Village Fire Department from 5 to 8 PM Friday December 30. The family will be accepting memorials donations to assist with the final expenses. Hahn-Groeber Funeral & Cremation Services is caring for the family. Memories and condolences may be left at www.hahngroeberfuneralhome.com

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Published in Journal & Courier on Dec. 22, 2011.
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December 29, 2011
Goodbye Dave
Thank you for the time and friendship you shared. I wish we could have spent more time together these last few years but I truly treasure getting to know you and Maxine during my time in Indiana. May you be together again, now and forever.
Art Orth
December 27, 2011
Dude, I will miss you. You were like a dad to me. You are the most amusing man i will ever know. I love you
Lisa Alspaugh
December 26, 2011
Uncle David...I'll never forget your stay with our Family while in Houston, TX. You were all of 18 years old, cowboy hat/boots, guitar, and lately having watched your Youtube entries, I am reminded of your youthful and spirited views on life that you shared with us back in the day! Your gentle spirit was there even then and I know your Children & Grands had to have smiles at your wit, humor and views as we did while still young. God's peace go with you, and now you finally know what it was truly all about. I know you'll make more friends in the great hereafter, it's always been easy for you! With love...peace out!
Yvonne Gooldy
December 24, 2011
Dave...I will miss your words of encouragement and the smile in all that you did and said. It was a privilege to know you, spend time with you and to be allowed insight into your life. Rest in Peace my friend.
December 23, 2011
Dave, your wit and wisdom will be missed. We met just over a decade ago and I feel you were a great guide in my life. I will miss your insights, humor and irreverent take on life. Inspect on my friend, inspect on.
James B
December 23, 2011
I never met you David but know what a great man you were through knowing your wonderful daughters, their love for you shows what man you were and it will be a regret of mine for life that I never got to meet you, rest peacefully Davis. Ian
Ian Goodyear
December 22, 2011
I never met Dave in person, but we did communicate a lot online. He was a true gentleman, he made me laugh a lot, and he was a great all around guy. inspector jury, we will miss you.
ron haberman, boise, idaho...
Ron Haberman
December 22, 2011
Alex and Kate, I have some very fond memories of your dad, Him and I siting on the front room floor fighting over carmels that you guys got for Halloween,lol all the dinners we had and the card games we played those were some good times. He will be missed, Love and prayers,
Tina Griffith
December 22, 2011
I worked with Dave at Purdue as well and always enjoyed being on jobs where he served as "the plumber". He was always funny and had a great sense of humor. He will be missed by all. Condolences to his family. Larry Grant "electrician".
Larry Grant
December 22, 2011
Dave.. you were one heck of a guy. I have so many memories of being at the house with Alexis and Kate. I always loved listening to you and Max play jepordy when it was on. It's been a long time since i've seen you, but i will miss you and Max both. Alexis and Kate we are here if you need anything. Miss you guys!
Brandi Griffith-Council
December 22, 2011
I'm so saddened by David's loss. I worked with David at Purdue for many years and enjoyed talking and joking with him. My sincere condolences to the family. He now has his angel wings and can watch over all he loves.
Paula Perkins
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