January 17, 1940 - August 15, 2019
Born in Warren, OH
Resided in Warren, MI
He met Virginia Lee “Ginny” Walker at the age of 16 when he was invited to a church camp by a friend. He would spend his summers delivering milk for the family business and would always make sure to pass by Virginia’s house where she would often be sitting on the front porch with her younger brother, Al. Dave would always stay and chat awhile and would give away one of his “broken” popsicles to her little brother.
Dave went on to receive a bachelor’s degree from Ohio University. After graduating, he became a math teacher back in Warren, Ohio and shortly after he married Virginia and they started a family. It was only a few short years later that they found themselves packing up and moving to Warren, Michigan headed towards new opportunities in the Motor City.
Dave and Ginny created a community wherever they went. Their neighbors in Warren, Michigan soon became like family and would remain so for the rest of their lives. Dave loved boats and cars, which made working for General Motors and EDS, where he would eventually retire from, a perfect fit.
Not your typical Grandfather, he loved learning about new technology and was able to fix any trinket and solve any problem. He was frequently enlisted to help his grandchildren with their math homework and loved to take trips on his boat or travel the country in an RV with Ginny.
Fort Myers, Florida was Dave and Ginny’s second home. Dave was a fixture in their retirement community, the Groves, where he helped manage the front office. He could often be seen riding around on his golf cart, spending time with friends at one of their many potluck dinners or grabbing a burger with Ginny at their favorite restaurant, Nick and Stella’s.
For 56 wonderful years he was the beloved husband of the late Virgina Scarpaci and was the ever-supportive father of Christine (Don), Denise (Mark) and Jennifer (Doug). He was the doting grandfather of Stephanie (Steve), David (CJ), Cory, Jenna, Jared, Hannah, Josh, Ella and Trey and the great-grandfather of Skyler, Easton, Nolan and Olive.
Dave’s life was full of adventure, love and living to the fullest. He was the smart and stoic anchor of his family and he will be deeply missed and forever loved.
Funeral services will be at 7 P.M. on Tuesday, August 20th at the A.H. Peters funeral home, 32000 Schoenherr Rd, Warren, MI. The family will be receiving friends and visitors starting at 5 P.M. until the time of service.
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