Stuart C "Sam" David passed away on Friday, February 1, 2008 after a courageuos battle with cancer. Sam was born on July 2, 1935 in Keystone, West Virginia and was preceded in death by his father Harry David, and his mother, Mary Sells Chandoha and her husband, Terry. He is survived by his former wife, Shirlee and their children Jeffrey C. David, and his wife, Pidge and grandson Charles, and by his daughter Christine S. David and grandchildren, Brett, Megan, Kaylee, Kierstin and Jared. Sam is also survived by his sister Ann Chandoha and her husband Ron Benson, younger sister Susie Chandoha, his loving companion, Jan Gerbic and numerous cousins. Sam will always be remembered for his larger then life presence and his indomitable spirit. A private service will be held in his memory. The family asks that contributions may be made to the charity of your choice in lieu of flowers.

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  1. Sam was my patient for many years, and I will miss his laugh. He shared a lot over the years with me about his life and family. He was “larger than life”. He will be missed and remembered as he was – loving his golf! L. Akright

  2. Dad will be missed so very much. He was a wonderful Father, Poppie and Father-in-law. Jeff will miss sharing the news and sports with his Dad. There wasn’t a day that went by where one of them didn’t call the other to say “Did you see or hear that?” He will miss playing golf with his best friend and taking his Dad for a ride in their favorite car. Charles will miss sitting down with Poppie eating Pub Mix and telling him about school and his friends. Pidge will miss sitting in his living room talking about whatever topic came up and will not forget the last time he told her he loved her. We will miss you Dad! Love, Jeff, Pidge & Charles David

  3. Dear Jeff, Christi, & Families, We were out of town this weekend so I did not see the paper until today. What a shock!!!! I have gone by the house several times but never saw his truck. Sam was larger than life, a character from the word to go. I was just thinking about Sam the other day and started laughing it was when we all went to the Frio river tubing and he got a limb up his swim suit while floating, its still funny after all these years. We had a lot of good times!!! Tori said he’s probably already having a drink with DA. I will never forget the kindness you & Sam showed to mama during our difficult time you were good friends to her. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Love Susan & Steve

  4. Sam was someone very important in my life. I’ll miss calling to hear “how are ya kid” on the other end of the line, even when i was in Michigan. We all agree he was “larger than life” and he left a colorful impression on everyone he met. He was supportive, and ALWAYS a good friend. I agree, that he is now having a drink with D.A….with a big smile and looking down on us all. He really missed her. I’ll miss him very much and he will always have a special place in my heart.

  5. You are missed by all of your family members.We are busy trying to take care of the things you left for us to do.Happy Heaven.

  6. Sam and I worked together at “The Lab” very early in our careers. I was some older than Sam but I think that we were in our late 20’s. Sam was always such a great person to be around and work with. Sam and I continued our friendship and I will certainly miss Sam.

  7. I liked Sam very much and enjoyed working with him. He was larger than life and always a lot of fun.

  8. I was a co-worker and wish to extend my profound condolences in his passing and I will always remember him for his kindness to me. Please remember that he is now free of his suffering and at PEACE!!!

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