On Monday, Nov. 8, 2021, David lost his courageous five year battle with AML leukemia.
David was born on Sept. 30, 1943, to Roy and Kitty (Elza) Dewey of the Masonville-Sidney Center area. He was a lifelong resident of Sidney Center, and worked at Unalam in Sidney from 1964-2005 when he retired. David was also an active member of the Sidney Center Fire Department-Emergency Department for 55 years.
He lived his life to the fullest and on his own terms. He loved his family with everything he had, especially his soulmate and forever love of 59 years, Lucille.
He also loved working in his wood shop and was the true “Mr. Fix-it.” He was active in every aspect of his beloved community, Sidney Center.
David also loved to work on and fix up his vintage Sno-Jets with his sons.
He will be missed by all who had the privilege to know him.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Lucille Budine Dewey; his sons Rob (Denise) Dewey, Mike (Kelly) Dewey, Jim (Linda) Dewey and his daughter Kelly (Randy) Gardepe; his grandchildren James (Jon) Dewey, Sean (Christina) Dewey, Samantha (Mike-Tobbagon Boy) Wojcik, Doug Webber, Mikel Dewey, Garrett Gascon, and Nathan Gardepe; and great-grandchildren Owen, Wyatt, Maya and Judah.
He is also survived by his brothers Rodney Dewey and Thomas (Sugi) Dewey and sisters Retha Taber and Shirley Burger, and by the many friends/neighbors who touched his life.
David was predeceased by his parents, Roy and Kitty Dewey.
Per David’s last wishes there will be no services. There will be a celebration of life in the spring.
The Dewey family would like to send a special thank you to the amazing doctors and nurses at Roswell Cancer Institute for their dedication and care.
In lieu of flowers donate to the Sidney Center Fire Department in his memory.
Share condolences and memories with the family at www.landersfh.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.