FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.
David Alan Mullen Jr., 43, passed away Jan. 3, 2009, in BrowardMedical Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., surrounded by his family.
Born Sept. 26, 1965, in Loudonville, Ohio, David spent most of hischildhood in Wooster, Ohio. Following graduation from Wooster High School in 1983, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving as a SeaBee and Shore Patrol for 16 years. David traveled extensively, being stationed in Mississippi, California, Virginia and Florida, and overseas in Greece, Scotland, Japan, Spain, Guam and Sicily.
After leaving the military, David worked as a construction superintendent on many projects including nationwide hotel renovations in Ohio, Virginia, New Jersey, Colorado, Georgia and Florida. He was always proud of his work and his crews, and he was well-respected in the building industry for his vast knowledge and hard work. In addition, David volunteered as a house leader for Habitat for Humanity and for a handicapped equestrian learning program.
Finding the most pleasure in helping people, you could always count on David to lend a hand whenever he could.
He found a love for ocean fishing over the last few years, a sport hewas proud to enjoy with his daughter. Landing a nine-foot golden hammerhead shark withhis daughter off the coast ofFort Lauderdale was one of his favorite stories to tell. David enjoyed sharing stories, playing pool, cooking, NASCAR and his tools.
David is survived by his daughter, Bethany Glynn Mullen of Texas; parents, David and Carolyn Mullen of Wooster and Judy and Ken Patsch of Berlin Heights; brother and sister-in-law, Timothy and Stephanie Mullen; sisters and brothers-in-law, Anita and Kurt Kesner of Wooster; and Melissa and Jason Tillinghast of Berlin Heights; nieces and nephews, Tiffany Mullen, Shelby and Gus Tillinghast and Codyand Allison Kesner; former wife, Regina Robicheaux; and numerous aunts and uncles. Most of all, David is survived by the numerous friends he made absolutely everywhere he traveled.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Church of the Saviour on Fry Road in Wooster with the Rev. Dr. Brent Durham officiating. Arrangements are being seen to by McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home, Wooster.
Those who wish may make contributions to the charity of the donor's choice in David's memory.
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