David V. Stokes

June 25, 1948 - January 11, 2016

U.S. Veteran

Service Date:

A Graveside Service with full military honors will be held later this spring at Southern Maine Memorial Veterans Cemetery, 83 Stanley Road, in Springvale.

David Vose Stokes, age 67, died January 11, 2016 at his home in West Dundee, Illinois. He was born on June 25, 1948 in Sanford, the son of Jarvis and Norma (Vose) Stokes.

He graduated from Sanford High School in 1966 and attended Tufts University on a full ROTC scholarship.  Following graduation from Tufts in 1970, he immediately entered the US Navy and served in the Supply Corps.  David served on the USS CORAL SEA and USS FORT FISHER, and lived in Coronado, CA, Alexandria, VA, Newcastle, NH and Avon Lake, OH.   He worked in Naval Data Automation Command in Washington, DC and at the Navy Finance Center in Cleveland, retiring in 2003 as Commander.  Following his retirement from the military, he established an ergonomic equipment business; utilizing the experience he gained working at the Finance Center. David had made his home in West Dundee since 2006.

David was a generous man and had a “larger-than-life” personality. He held fond memories of family times at Square Pond, and loved returning to Maine to have his fill of Ted’s fried clams!  Following a battle with throat cancer, he found great comfort listening to music and caring for his four-legged friends, Abby and Bosco.

He is survived by his mother, Norma Stokes of Ormond Beach, FL; a son, Zachary and Angie (Airaghi) Stokes and grandsons, Ben and Sam of Olmsted Falls, OH; a brother, John H. Stokes of Derry, NH; a sister, Eileen and David Heald of Holly Hill, FL; four nieces; and three great-nephews and two great-nieces.

Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Hearts (Animal Rescue) 908 East Main Street, Urbana, IL 61802.

A graveside service with full military honors will be held in later in the spring at the Southern Maine Memorial Veterans Cemetery, 83 Stanley Road, in Springvale.

The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.

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