David passed away on March 25, 2018 in Clifton Springs, N.Y.
Graveside services, with military honors, will be held on Saturday (May 5) at 11 a.m. in Pittsford Cemetery with Pastor Jeff Crawford officiating.
Contributions in memory of David may be sent to the Clifton Springs Hospital Foundation, 2 Coulter Road, Clifton Springs, NY 14432.
David was born on May 5, 1930 in Rochester, N.Y. and graduated from Pittsford High School in 1948, Albany State Teachers College in 1952, and Albany Law School in 1955. He enlisted in the army in 1955 and served in Intelligence as a Resident Special Agent assigned to Jackson, Mississippi. It was during this time he met Mary Hellon Bramlett who he married in August 1960. After admission to the New York State Bar, he engaged in the general practice of law, serving at various times as Assistant Counsel for the New York State Senate, Ontario County Attorney, Village Attorney, Town Attorney, and as Legal Counsel to many groups, while maintaining his private practices in Clifton Springs and Honeoye. David was actively involved in his community and gave generously of his time and resources. He was a member of Clifton Springs Rotary Club from 1962 to the present, with perfect attendance. He was the recipient of the Paul Harris Award in 2002. He served on the Boards and as Lay Speaker for several local churches and was a member of the Canandaigua United Methodist Church. He previously held many offices and memberships in local organizations including the Clifton Springs YMCA, Garoga Lodge No. 300, F. & A.M.; Eagle Lodge No. 619, F. & A.M.; Garoga Chapter No. 564, O.E.S.; Eagle Chapter No. 350; the Damascus Temple and the Canandaigua and Geneva Shrine Clubs. He was a volunteer at Clifton Springs Hospital and Clinic, Lifespan, New York State Office of the Aging as Ombudsman, the VA Hospital in Canandaigua, and the Shrine Crippled Children’s Hospital in Erie, PA. David was a former member of the Village of Clifton Springs and Town of Manchester Republican Commitees, the Ontario County Republican Committee, the Ontario County Republican Executive Committee, and a former delegate to the 7th Judicial District Convention.
He is survived by his grandchildren Corey and Maryssa Kunes.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife Hellon and daughter Deborah Kunes.
David will be fondly remembered by those who knew him.