David Carey Obituary, David Carey’s Legacy Lives On

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We mourn the sudden passing of David Carey, a beloved member of the Schaumburg community. Born on November 2, 1962, David excelled in sports during his time at Woodstock High School. After working in the oil industry, he joined his father’s construction company and later embarked on a successful career at United Airlines. David’s dedication and expertise as an aircraft technician earned him the admiration of his colleagues and the opportunity to travel during times of conflict. He was a devoted father, actively involved in his children’s lives and proud of their military service. David leaves behind a loving family, including his children and grandchildren. Visitation will be held on November 29, with a private service and interment to follow. Our thoughts are with David’s family and friends during this difficult time.

David Carey Obituary – A Life Remembered

It is with deep sadness that we mourn the loss of David Carey, a cherished member of the Schaumburg community. Born on November 2, 1962, David’s impact on the lives of those around him will never be forgotten. From his exceptional athletic achievements in high school to his remarkable career at United Airlines, David’s journey was one of resilience, dedication, and unwavering love for his family.

Early Life and Education

David’s formative years were spent in Woodstock, Illinois, where he attended Woodstock High School. He was not only a talented athlete but also a source of inspiration for his peers, excelling in both football and baseball. After graduating, David embarked on a unique path, working in the oil industry for three years. This experience instilled in him a strong work ethic and a profound appreciation for the value of hard work.

Professional Career

Following his time in the oil industry, David joined his father’s construction company, where he honed his skills in the field of construction. However, his passion for aviation led him to pursue a career with United Airlines. Starting as a ramp service associate and reservation consultant, David’s dedication and commitment to his craft propelled him to earn his airframe and powerplant license at Richard J. Daley College. For the next 25 years, he served as a trusted United aircraft technician, earning the respect of his colleagues and receiving numerous accolades for his exceptional work. Notably, he even traveled with American flights during the Iraq war, showcasing his expertise and unwavering dedication in challenging circumstances.

Family and Personal Life

While David’s professional achievements were remarkable, his true joy came from being a devoted father and family man. He was a constant pillar of support and encouragement for his daughter, serving as her biggest cheerleader in all her endeavors. Additionally, David actively participated in his community, serving as a mentor to Boy Scouts and coaching baseball and soccer teams. He took immense pride in witnessing his two sons follow in his footsteps by enlisting in the Navy to serve their nation.

David’s legacy lives on through his loving family, including his three children, Kyle (Jackie) Peterson, John Nolan Carey, and Grace Carey. He was also a proud grandfather to his two grandsons, Owen and Peyton Peterson. David’s extended family, including his siblings Gail Carey (Fred Faulkner), Carol (Brian) Buckley, Jeff (Kim) Carey, and his nieces and nephews, will forever cherish the memories they shared with him.

As we bid farewell to David, we invite friends and loved ones to join us in paying their respects during the visitation hours at Schneider Leucht Merwin Cooney Funeral Home in Woodstock, IL, on Wednesday, November 29, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. A private service will be held on Thursday, November 30, followed by the interment of his body at McHenry County Memorial Park.

Funeral Arrangements

During these difficult times, we understand the importance of coming together as a community to honor and remember David Carey. The funeral arrangements have been carefully planned to ensure that we can properly celebrate his life and provide support to his loved ones.

Visitation Hours

We invite you to join us for the visitation hours at Schneider Leucht Merwin Cooney Funeral Home in Woodstock, IL. This will be an opportunity for friends, family, and community members to pay their respects and offer their condolences to David’s family. The visitation hours will take place on Wednesday, November 29, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

Private Service and Interment

A private service will be held on Thursday, November 30, to commemorate David’s life and honor his memory. This intimate gathering will be a time for his closest family and friends to come together and share their memories of David. Following the service, David’s body will be interred at McHenry County Memorial Park, where he will find eternal rest.

During these challenging times, it is important for us to come together as a community to support one another and offer our condolences to David’s family. Your presence and kind words will provide comfort and solace to those who are grieving the loss of a beloved father, grandfather, and friend.

In conclusion, David Carey was a remarkable individual who left a lasting impact on the Schaumburg community. From his humble beginnings in Woodstock, Illinois, to his successful career at United Airlines, David’s journey was one of resilience, dedication, and unwavering love for his family. He excelled in sports, honed his skills in the construction industry, and became a trusted aircraft technician at United Airlines, even traveling to Iraq during the war. However, his true joy came from being a devoted father and grandfather, supporting his children in their endeavors and taking pride in their military service. David’s legacy lives on through his children, grandchildren, and extended family. As we gather to remember him, let us celebrate the life of a remarkable man who touched the hearts of many.

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