David Owen StevensNovember 28, 1931 ~ August 14, 2017 (age 85)
WESTFIELD-David Stevens, 85, died Monday, August 14, 2017 at Westfield Gardens in Westfield, MA following a long illness with Parkinson’s Disease. He leaves his 2 daughters, Susan Camp of Southampton, MA and Charlaina Stevens of West Suffield, CT and his 4 grandchildren: Ryan and Tim Murphy and Lindsey and Brian Camp along with many other family members and friends. David was born in West Springfield, MA on November 28, 1931 to the late Cyril J. and Mary C. Stevens. David was raised with his brother James and sister Gail in West Springfield before moving to Florida for many years. He worked at Kidder Stacy in Agawam, MA for many years as a machinist and continued his work into his early 70’s. He married Rita Crosier of West Springfield and had 2 daughters. He later married Claire Hussey. David played football in high school and loved all sports. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy from January 1955 through January 1959. An avid golfer, David also enjoyed hunting, fishing and target shooting including skeet and trap. He loved dogs and trained them for hunting. David also enjoyed cooking and grilling for family and friends. David was a contributing member of Pioneer Valley Sport Club for over 50 years. Those who knew him could always count on David for a good laugh, welcoming his dry sense of humor and wit. David will be missed by his family and friends. Although he is no longer with us, his memory will live on in our hearts. Your memory will always be with us-We love you Dad!
Family and friends are invited to celebrate David’s life on Sunday, August 27, 2017 from 2:00-4:00PM at Avalon Life Celebration Center & Cremation Services, LLC 691 College Hwy., Southwick, MA. In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial donation to Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke, 110 Cherry Street, Holyoke, MA 01040 (www.friendsofthesoldiershome.org) To express a condolence, share memories or photos please visit David’s memorial page at www.avaloncelebrations.com