David Church

David Church, 66, of Orcas Island, passed away suddenly on Feb. 26, 2015. He was born August 18, 1948 to Woodrow and Joan (Parkinson) Church, in Pound, Va.

Dave met Theresa Kean and they were married on July 27, 2002 in Olga, Wash. Dave came to Orcas Island and fell in love with it as well as his beautiful wife. He went on to work for Eastsound Sewer and Water. He loved his job and he loved working with the public.

Dave loved to fish, crab and just about anything that had to do with the water. He loved tinkering with just about anything. He was a collector of many things. Dave was a motorcycle enthusiast. He loved to take long rides on those beautiful sunny afternoons. He loved sitting on the beach with his wife watching the boats go by and the waves on a stormy day. He had a love for flight. Flying above the earth in his ultralight gave him the greatest pleasure.

Most of all Dave LOVED his wife – “I love to fuss over her,” – he cherished her as well as he will be forever cherished, greatly missed, but always remembered.

Dave is survived by his wife, Theresa; children, Mendi (Justin), Joshua, Bruce, Crystal and William “Billy”; grandchildren, Kylie, Taylor, Michael and Ellie Lynn; sister, Karen (David) Mariano; several other family members.

A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

Share your memories of Dave and sign the online guest register at www.lemleychapel.com.