David L. Clay
Ammen Family Cremation & Funeral Care
1286 S Us 1
Rockledge, FL
David L. Clay, 73, of Melbourne, FL, passed away on October 10, 2019, after a long battle with multiple health issues. He was born in South Bend, IN and moved to New Britain, CT where he attended elementary school through his graduation at Pulaski High School. He graduated from Bates College in Lewiston, ME. After college, he served 2 years in the U.S. Army including a year of combat infantry duty in Vietnam. After his discharge from the Army, he moved to West Hartford, CT. He worked for the state of CT and the city of Hartford before finding his true calling as a self-employed real estate appraiser. After several years of retirement, he moved to Melbourne, FL in 2013. David enjoyed life to the fullest and had many dear friends. He was an avid fisherman, golfer, beer drinker, Red Sox fan and Uconn sports fan. He was a long-time member of the American Legion and VFW. After moving to FL, he became a member of the Indian River Colony Club men's golf association and the community chapel. David is survived by his mother, Georgia Brown, from Vero Beach, FL; his brother, Bob Clay and wife Carol, from Greenwich, NY; brother, Jim Clay and wife Anna, from Quitman, TX; 4 cousins; 5 nieces; and 7 grandnieces and nephews to include the loves of his life, grandniece, Shea Fortier and grandnephew, Jack Fortier. A small family service will be held in Melbourne, FL. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to MD Anderson Center in Houston, TX or a charity of your choice. Arrangements by Ammen Family Cremation and Funeral Care, Rockledge, FL (321) 632-1350. Condolences at afcfcare.com.
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Published by Hartford Courant on Oct. 13, 2019.
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Mrs. Clay, Bob and Jim ,
I was sorry to hear of the passing of David. I care deeply for your family; as you all welcomed me all the times I visited your home in our youth. My sincere condolence.
John Lepito
November 2, 2019
Missing my Uncle David's crazy sense of humor. So sad he his gone, but thankful for the memories I have of him. Got to do some reminiscing with my dad this evening. Tears were shed, but laughter was also shared. Losing a loved one is just hard stuff, but sharing stories helps in healing.

Love and miss you Uncle David,
❤ Jessie
Jessica Clay
October 15, 2019
I am praying for peace and comfort for you and your family during this time. May our Lord, Jesus Christ, hold you in the palm of his hand and carry you through.
Anneice Seeton
October 15, 2019
I am truly sorry for your loss. May God's peace surround you in your time of sorrow and comfort you. God bless.
Renee, Michael, Olivia, Madison, and Katie Snell
October 14, 2019
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Alesa Wilson
October 14, 2019
Uncle David was a special man who always knew how to make someone laugh. I will cherish my childhood memories celebrating the holidays together as well as my adult memories siting by the campfire with family. He will be greatly missed.
Dana Finney
October 14, 2019
My dear Uncle David was so amazingly generously and will be greatly missed. He had a big heart and I will miss sharing Red a Sox stories with him. He treated Shea and Jack like they were his grandkids and they will never forget his love for them ❤.
Nicole Fortier
October 13, 2019
I first met David when I hired him at the City of Hartford. We remained good friends even after he went on to other things. We shared the same interests (die hard Red Sox fans), values and sense of humor. We stayed in touch even after he moved to Florida. I will miss him.
Ray Grasso
October 13, 2019
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