David Michael Krill
1957 - 2020
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Krill, David Michael
David Michael Krill, 62, of Raymond, ME, entered heaven on April 14, 2020 while his wife held him close in her arms at home. He was so kind and loving to his wife, Elizabeth (Thomas) Krill throughout their almost 25 years together. David was born in Derby, CT on Oct. 11, 1957, son of the late Demitrie Michael Krill and Lillian (Padla) Krill of Shelton, CT. David grew up in Shelton graduating from Shelton High School in 1975. He earned a bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Dartmouth College in Hanover NH in 1979, and a Physicians Associate Program Certificate in 1983 from Yale University, New Haven, CT. Dave completed a Masters Degree in Education in 1987 from Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT, allowing him to do what he considered the great honor of teaching Science at Wilby High School, in Waterbury, CT for 30 years. David also taught 35 two-day workshops to Waterbury teachers on how to teach the "Here's Looking at You" drug education program (1991-1992). He loved coaching Freshman football at Wilby High School (1988-1994) and Boy's Tennis (1989-2004). David was one of thirty-three selected to the 1971 National Pop Warner All-American Football Team; one of twelve to advance to the 1974 Connecticut State Open Track Meet in the Pole Vaulting Event; Selected to the 1974 Connecticut All-State Football Team at the Safety position; one of 19 recipients of the 1975 New Haven Chapter of the National Football Scholar Athlete Award; was National Board of Physicians Assistants Certified, 1983, and Wilby High School Teacher of the Year in 2015. Though David's athletic career ended as a result, he was fortunate to fully recover from a complete dislocation and fracture of the neck in 1975. He believed it a miracle and considered himself the luckiest man in the world to have been able to spend 45 more years with all the people he loved. Besides David's wife he leaves his loving sister Laura Spoto and husband Alan, of Utica, NY, his kind and sensitive brother John Krill and wife Allison of Leicester, NC, sister Karynn Weinstein and husband David of Shelton, CT, his sweet and caring nephew Kenneth Graniero of Syracuse NY, and so many dear friends. If you like, donations can be made to the Dempsey Center of South Portland Maine at dempseycenter.org where other bright lights like David can get support when battling cancer. A Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate Dave's Life will take place in the future day to be announced for the public to attend and support Dave's family. His burial was held in Riverside Cemetery, Shelton. The Riverview Funeral Home, 390 River Rd., Shelton has been entrusted with the arrangements.



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Published in The New Haven Register on Apr. 17, 2020.
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June 30, 2020
Liz and family, l am so sorry for your loss. Liz, you were blessed with a very kind and caring husband. I wish I had something more profound to say other than I am sorry and you will be in my prayers. Love and hugs.
Helen Veenker
April 22, 2020
Carl and I were deeply saddened to hear of Dave's passing. Your friends at NEMS we're so happy that you and Dave finally found each other. It seemed a perfect match, and it was. I wish I could find the words to bring you comfort, but know that you have been in our thoughts and prayers. With love.
Carolyn Cicchetti
April 22, 2020
Very sorry to hear this sad news. Dave was a great teammate and an even better person. My deepest sympathies go out to his family.
Brian Ladyko
April 21, 2020
So sad, very hard to believe! Dave was such a nice person. We were second cousins. My heart goes out to his immediate family and many friends. He will certainly be missed ❤.
Cheri Rizza
Family
April 18, 2020
So very sorry to hear of Dave's passing. He was not only passionate and successful, he was an admirable, wonderful person.
Patti & Jim Clarke
April 18, 2020
My triplet sons The Reardon boys all had Mr Krill as a teacher and coach. He was an inspiration to all three. He encouraged One of my sons to apply at the Naval Academy and he now is a major in the USMC. He touched a lot of lives and it was a pleasure to know him.
Gerry Reardon
April 18, 2020
I was deeply saddened to hear of loss of my colleague David he was an amazing compassionate teacher. My deepest sympathies go out to Liz ,his family and his Wilby family.

Warm regards
Robyn Apicella
April 18, 2020
Condolence from wilby sports alumni 1918/2020 RIP coach krill from your players , and staff
Coach P Parisi
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