Obituary of David T. Whaley Sr.
David T. Whaley Sr., 75, passed away unexpectedly, Saturday, March 18, 2023, at his residence, following a brief illness.
He was born on November 6, 1947, in Glens Falls, NY to the late Edgar and Hazel (Pratt) Whaley.
David was a lifelong resident of Schuylerville and a graduate of Schuylerville Central School. During school he was active in the Green Sabers Drum Corps, playing twice in Washington D.C. He was a great sports player and for many years played slow pitch softball and joined various bowling leagues. David was fun loving and always had a good joke to tell. He loved a good debate on religion and politics and was strong in his views, always leaning hard right.
He was always musically gifted and loved playing his guitar. Many good times were had on his porch listening to country and classic rock music, with a cold Budweiser in hand. David was an avid reader and history buff, and loved being out in nature fishing and hunting,
For 32 years he worked as a Tugboat Captain for the NYS Canal System in Fort Edward and most recently as a security guard for Saratoga Hospital. He most notably will be known as a loving father and grandfather.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister Jody Mulvihill, and wife Rose Whaley.
He is survived by his daughter, Kim (Bret) Stewart of Ohio; son, David T. (Kelley) Whaley Jr. of Ballston Spa; grandchildren, Kristen (Brandon) Wilson, Kaleb (Kate) Stewart, Emma, and Charlotte Bach; great-grandchildren, Keira, Skyler, Lincoln, Leeland and Deegan; stepchildren, Tracie Roe and Terrence Burnside; his best friend David Burton; his beloved dog Romeo; companion and close friend, Lorraine E. Vadnais; niece Connie (Todd) Griffin and nephew, Chris (Krista) Haley.
A funeral service will be held at 6 pm on Friday, March 24, 2023, at the Flynn Bros, Inc. Funeral Home, 13 Gates Avenue, Schuylerville, NY, 12871, with Celebrant Jason M. Easton officiating. Spring burial will take place in the Prospect Hill Cemetery at the convenience of the famiily.
Family and friends may call from 4 to 6 pm prior to the service at the funeral home.
David was truly a lover of animals, any donations in his memory may be made to your local ASPCA or to help the children at St. Jude’s Hospital at www.stjudes.org.
Online condolences and messages to the family may be made at www.flynnbrosinc.com.