– David, 74, was born on December 10, 1944 in Hartford,
CT and died from complications of heart and renal
failure on August 24, 2019 in Stayton.
His last day was spent peacefully in his home
surrounded by his beloved family and special friends.
born and raised in Plainville, CT. He served in the US
married Melissa “Missy” Deutsch
1969 in Brewster, NY. In
1980 he felt a call from The Lord to move his family to
Oregon. David and Missy completely restored a beautiful
1890s home set on five acres on Ridge Drive in Scio.
They raised their family and resided in this home for
24 years before moving to Stayton.
David worked as
dedicated electrician for the State of Oregon, ODOT, for
25 years and simultaneously owned and operated Sundown
Electric. David loved traveling, taking long country
drives with his wife, spending time with family and friends,
attending any activities his grandchildren were involved in,
playing the lottery, and cheering for the New England
Patriots. He loved old cars and could easily identify any
car manufactured during the 1950s and 1960s.
leaves behind the love of his life, his wife, Missy of
Stayton; grown children, Lisa (Rod) Poppleton of Beaverton, Marci
(Durrel) Jordan of Stayton, and Don (Tracy) Sturgeon of
Shaw; seven grandchildren; his twin brother, Frank
Bristol, CT; and his sister, Helen Jordan of Hendersonville,
NC. He was preceded in death by parents Peter and
Harriet Sturgeon; brothers, Art and Donny; and sisters,
Penny and Ruth.
service will be on Monday, September 9, 11:00 am at
Mountain View Wesleyan Church in Aumsville where he was a
member. A graveside service with military honors
rendered will be held Monday, September 9, 2:00
pm at Belcrest Memorial Park in Salem. In lieu of
flowers donations can be made to OHSU Knight Cancer
Institute, Boys and Girls Club of Salem, or Semper Fi Fund.
Serving the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.