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Died on November 15, 2017 in Bethesda, Maryland, at the age of 57. David was born on July 25, 1960 in Boston, Massachusetts to Harriette Longacre Phelps and the late John Bedford Phelps. David graduated from Cornell University in 1982 and worked in financial services for over 30 years. David loved to cook and had a taste for adventure - he was a licensed pilot and enjoyed scuba and sky diving. David was blessed with four amazing children. He was a devoted father to Tyler, Alexandra, Connor, and Samantha. They were his passion and greatest achievement in life. David is survived by his children, his mother Harriette, his sister Elizabeth Phelps, his former wife and friend Alison Bouquet, and is preceded in death by his father John.  A memorial service is scheduled for November 25, 2017 at 1 p.m. in the Anastasi room at the Bethesda Chevy Chase Rescue Squad, 5020 Battery Lane, Bethesda, Maryland.

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Published in The Washington Post on Nov. 21, 2017.
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May 4, 2019
I knew David in Ithaca while at college... he was my boyfriend... we met at a party at Cornell... he wrote me a poem once:
There was once a girl named sue
Who said she had work to do
But she realized I was right
And went out with me tonight
With no more of her hullabaloo
He was a very nice guy... we lost touch but I always remembered him.. RIP David Ernest Phelps
Suzanne Vann
November 27, 2017
Rest in Peace, Dave. You'll be missed.
Andrezza Sampaio
November 24, 2017
God will redeem them. He will recover them from the grave. Hosea 13:14
November 24, 2017
Tarina Craig
November 21, 2017
My full condolences to the entire family of David. I knew him since late elementary school, and between then through college, we shared a lot of fun and memorable times, our best memory very probably Spring Break Week 1980, Daytona Beach, Florida.
Rest In Peace, brother, and thanks for the very fun times!
Mike Jennings
November 21, 2017
My heartfelt sympathy go out to the family and friends during this difficult time. May the promises in 1 Thess. 4:14 bring comfort.
November 21, 2017
My condolences to the family. May the peace of God and the fond memories you cherish comfort and sustain you in your time of need.
November 21, 2017
Alison and kids - We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you all during this difficult times. Sending hugs from all of us.
Tammi, Richard, Zach, Hannah and Grace
Tammi Wolfson
November 21, 2017
I will never forget you David. For over fifty years we were friends. My heart is broken to see you leave so soon. Love you!
John Pratt
November 21, 2017
Dear Alison, Tyler, Alex, Connor and Sammy,

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Love always, Roseli Walker
Roseli Walker
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