Bro, I hope you have found the peace that you were looking for...Till we meet again old friend,
Take care friend. I will always remember your smile and laughter. Till next time...
Dave, you were one my 1st partners when I started at Metro in 97. You showed me that you could have fun while on duty and still be professional about it. You helped shape my attitude toward EMS and about life. I would like to think that partially because of you is why I am like I am today. I thank you Dave, and I will forever Miss you my friend. Be at Peace.
Dave - you were a wonderful friend. No matter how difficult things were, you always took the time to make people laugh. May god continue to bless your soul and give your family the strength to heal during this difficult time. You will always be remembered in our hearts.
Dave was one of mine and my husbands best friends.he is so kind,caring, thoughtful but most of all he is an amazingly wonderful person.Dave always had a smile to give you or a joke to tell.I remember my husband and Dave calling me from work all the time.they always made the call interesting and funny.my husband had such a Hugh amount of respect for Dave...Dave...our true friend...this isn't goodbye. Im sorry we couldn't be here.but we love you always and miss you so very much.
We will see you in heaven someday. We love you so much.rest on peace.
Shea L. Graziano
I remember the first day that you saw me and asked Charlotte "Who is that?" and she told me about this amazing person that wanted to meet me. Little did I know that you were going to change my life for the better. You were my best friend, my husband and you gave me 2 beautiful children. You gave me great laughs great ...love, and great memories. Even though we were divorced, I loved you dearly. Im going to miss you so much. I hope that you are at peace now.
Sherry L. Gibeau
Dave was a wonderful caring man, all of us are better people for having known him! To his family, we are all deeply saddened by his passing, but he will live on in all of us with the many wonderful memories and stories and pictures we all share. He is with God now, and looking down on us all, so live your lives to the fullest , thats what he would want. God Bless you all!
What is there to say about a person that has touched the lives of so many people in different ways. Dave you were a great friend and the times we had when I drove the Medic-60 for you will always be remembered for some fun times even when we had to it the HOT seat in Fergy's office You will be sadly missed thoughts and prayers are with your family.
It had been a couple of years since we last saw each other. You were a great person and I will miss you.
Dave was a wonderful man, I am so saddened that he will no longer be with us. I remember meeting Dave in the 8th grade. We stayed friends all through high school, even though I transferred. He and his first wife were the one's that rode with me in the ambulance when I had to be transferred to Strong Hospital during my pregnancy with my youngest son. I will miss his laughter and his warm, loving & giving personality. My condolences to his family and his beautiful children.
Dave, thank you for sharing so much of who you were with all of us. We all are better people for knowing you. I hope you are looking down on us with that infectious smile of yours. Your suffering is done now, my friend. Rest in peace. Until we meet again.....
Jennifer Everett (Maher)
Prayers that you are at peace. Have not talked to you in years, recalling fond memories of you.
I met you at OCALS in 1997. Little did I realize we would end up as best friends, closer for that matter, We became a “tag team” of Paramedics, that the region would never dare compete with or against……As you would always say to anyone in EMS, “anyone duo that wants to try an be better than us, we’ll eat ‘em for breakfast”. That’s when I nicknamed you “Bigg Sexxxy” after the nWo wrestler Kevin Nash. It was a named that stuck with you the rest of your life…..I even caught myself putting Bigg Sexxxy down on patients EMS medical records where the crew names were to go.
One of my favorites was when you took Matt Sproul out on orientation with Medic-60 during the blizzard of 1999, it was about 2am, I told you to stay put at the hospital unless a call went out, I wasn’t home in bed for 30 minutes and you called me screaming to get out to Charlie Ridel’s parking lot before you got a call or Fergie finds out. You stated the truck was stuck. When I got there, the only thing funnier than you up to your chest in snow and proclaiming “you were out looking for something to eat” , was the new guy Matt you had trying to shovel out the truck (which was resting on a 4 foot mound of hard packed plowed snow) with the use of a small snow brush….yes a brush not even a shovel…..what a preceptor you were. Anyhow, that is one of hundreds of memories we had. I thank you for them, wished we could have made more of them. I never had a brother, but I feel that we were definitely that, although some would have said we were married. I could write for hours about you, so I will end it for now by saying I love you, I’ll miss you, and I’ll remember you “4-Life” (you know the meaning of that Dave).
Your Friend Forever Brian Moore, RN, cEMT-P
Robert T. Lowe
Dave was a great friend and colleague to me. We worked many days as paramedics together. We also helped many new EMT's get trained and certified together at all levels of the spectrum. He will very deeply be missed and never will be forgotten.
Dave, you are, and always will be, one of the best. Please be at peace..I saw you a few weeks ago, and now I will cherish that hug forever. You will be missed, and you will always have my love.
Dave aka Big Sexxy,
I came to OCALS and was told that you would precept me. I was a preceptor so I knew what to expect..Right? Wrong! I remember one call where the patient went through about 13 EKG changes. You sat back and said..."You know what your doing. You don't need my help. I'll just keep telling you what the heart rthymn turns into". Then you spent the next ten minutes smiling at me yelling "Whoa..Look at THAT! You made everything fun. You had that gift of making people understand that they should not "Sweat the small stuff". Your big stature, big laugh and smile were dwarfed by your enormous heart. Your compassion was legendary. I already miss you and want you to know that you were loved. See ya buddy!
You were a gifted paramedic and a great partner. We used to have so much fun together on Medic 60...
I think about the good calls and the tough ones too, but
remember them all fondly and can't help laughing out loud
when I think about the fun we had.
As Joe and Brian have said, your compassion for your patients and anyone in need was beyond compare. You were always willing to teach me anything I wanted to know about EMS.
I still have my "Fat Guy Fly Car" hat somewhere too...
We had a stretch one summer where every Saturday we would take the flycar to Abbots we would get an MVA in Naples. It was like clockwork for a few weeks there.
How we managed to eat ice cream sundaes while driving lights and sirens down 21 south wearing white uniform shirts...while arriving clean and in less than 15 minutes I'll never know!
Thanks for being a groomsman in my wedding; Shana and I celebrated out tenth
anniversary this year. I remember how excited I was to have you meet her for the
first time. All the stories she had heard about Big Sexxy! If I wrote half of them down, Fergy would come looking for us..."You guys did what!?"
You were loved by so many people, and you will be missed.
"New Guy", I will forever miss you. You were one of my best friends. We had a lot of fun together and fond memories. I will never forget: When Ellen put you in Time-Out in the "naughty- chair". The "big burrito" that kept visiting between you and Moises. The famous Enright hot dog that would make us salivate and starve ourselves on nights so we could be hungry and eat more than one in the morning. When you thought the guy in the next bathroom stall was talking to you only to find out later that he was talking on his cell phone and NOT to you. The time you secretly scheduled me to sing "Mmm-Bop" and I changed the entire words to the song. I can still hear you laughing at it.
When you would look at me and say.."Hey LR, look no hands.." and you would make your cute little sound to make me crumble to the floor in laughter. How you gave me my very own ring tone of someone farting, and I waited till rounds and called you. You thought it was the patient, and the team thought it was you! When you lost so much weight and I crawled into your scrub top and we were both wearing it and walked around the unit as a two headed ICU nurse.
And most precious, how you picked up Baby Mason when he wasn't a day old yet. You will always be known to him as his "Uncle New Guy".
I have so many more memories of us being silly, sad, and happy.
I love and miss you so much. I will meet you by the light someday.
Love You New Guy
Laura and baby Mason.
Min A.J. Walton-Carter
Bigg Sexxxy,You were the greatest co-worker, best of a friend, realest of a person, and most giving of a heart! I knew we met each other for a reason, but I did not know that it was going to be just for a season. A friend you were until the end, but I understand that you had to go back God for He is where we began. I going to say so long and not good-bye because I know that I will be seeing you again!
My prayers and thoughts are with the Mason family.
Robert Woodhams Jr.
Dave, you were a great person and friend. Peace be your journey. My thoughts are with your family and friends. God Bless.
Karla "VanEpps" Henecke
Dave, you touched so many peoples hearts and you will be dearly missed by all. I cried when I heard of your passing because I lost a great friend. You taught me many things in the medical field and I will never forget. Love you Dave, Rest in Peace.
Don't grieve for me now, I'm Free. I'm following the path God laid for me.I took God's hand when I heard the call, I turned my back and left it all. I couldn't stay another day, to laugh, to love, to work or play. Tasks left undone must stay that way, I found that place at the close of the day. If my parting has left a void, then fill it with remembered joy. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss. Ahh yes these things I too will miss. Don't be burdened with times of sorrow, I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow. My life's been full I savored much. Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch. Perhaps my time seemed all too brief, don't lengthen it now with undue greif. Lift up your heart and share with me, God wanted me now, God set me free.
I hope all the pain you must have been going through has since been released. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family and friends.
Dave I think this quote sums up what many feel about you...I hope you have found peace
""To the world you might be one person, but
to one person you just might be the world."
Jim & Suzy Morse
May you finally find peace and may your family accept the love you have for them. Will always remember those overnight shifts at C.E.S.
Marc L Cohen
You will be missed Big Man
So sorry to all of those close to him. Especially his wife and children.
My prayers are with you.
Dave will be missed by a lot of people, that was shown by the number of people paying their respects these past two days. I'm saddened that over the past few yrs I was not able to be around for support, but I know now, he is in a better place and at rest with his demons. Love you Dave, and my thoughts will always be with his family and friends.
I am sorry this is a little late, but please accept my condolences in your time of grieving. There are no words that can make the situation better, but please know that your family are in my thoughts & prayers.
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Alan P. Halling
To a wonderful friend who i will miss for life and will see him again on the other side. My prayers and love for him will live long. I miss you so much dave and will remember you for what you have taught me as a child growing up.Love yoou forever Alan P. Halling