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.