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