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ADA Update, Jan 11th,2017

The Passing of Russ David

DAVID - Russell E., passed away peacefully in his home Jan 9, 2017 of heart failure. He was surrounded by his wife and children. Born May 23, 1933 in the Throgs Neck section of the Bronx, he lived in Plainview NY with his devoted wife of 54 years, Dorothy Ann David (née Schultz) formerly of Ridgewood, Queens, NY. Loving father of Edward, Doris Conti, Jane Myers, MaryEllen, and Lynn Losquadro. Beloved Father in Law to Jennifer David, Thomas Conti, and Daniel Losquadro. Much loved Pop of Billy, Tommy, Lizzy, John, Eddie, Nicole, Melissa, Catie, Colin, Joseph, and Meghan. Mr. David was predeceased by his parents Lillian and Ed David, as well as his sister Mildred Schaefer. A devout Catholic, he sent all five of his children to Catholic school. He graduated from St. Josephs Seminary and received one of his several Masters Degrees from Fordham University. Mr. David was a teacher for 59 years, never losing his passion for educating his students. His longest tenure was as a NYC school teacher at Bayside HS for 20 years, teaching mathematics. He then served as Assistant Principal at Eli Whitney HS and Alfred E. Smith HS. At Bayside he proudly led the math team, the Bayside Radicals, to many wins. When he "retired" he continued teaching as a college professor at St. John's University, Farmingdale State College, St. Joseph's College, Suffolk Community College, and Dowling College until March of last year. Serving as union President at Dowling College, Russ represented the rights of the Adjunct Professors up until the day he died. Throughout the years he was an active basketball referee, a football referee, and a baseball umpire for High School, Middle School, and CYO sports. During that time, Russ also served as president of the Nassau Approved Umpires Association. He was also a proud member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians in America, Michael F. Hogan Div. 15 in Massapequa. An unwavering New York Titans/New York Jets season ticket holder for 54 years, he attended the Third World Championship Game in 1969, when Joe Namath led the Jets to their only championship victory. An Avid sports fan in general, he also loved the Yankees and the Rangers. Most of all he loved his family and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren at the family beach house in Oakwood on the Sound in Wading River. Reposing at Vernon C. Wagner Funeral Home, 655 Old Country Road in Plainview, NY, 11803. Viewing on Wednesday, January 11th, 2:00-4:00 pm and 7:00-9:00 pm. Mass of the Resurrection at St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, 270 Washington Ave. In Plainview January 12, at 10:30am. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulcher cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: St. Joseph's Seminary, 201 Seminary Avenue, Yonkers, NY, 10704. (646) 794-3300.

Published in Newsday on Jan. 11, 2017