David D. Chase, beloved husband of Elizabeth Smolarczyk Chase, passed away peacefully on May 16th, 2017.
Born in Houlton Maine on March 30th, 1947, he was the son of David B. and Kathryn Chase. David enlisted in the United States Army and spent his time serving overseas during the Vietnam War. After returning, he moved to Connecticut where he met the love of his life, Elizabeth. Married in 1970 the two settled in Meriden and built a life together for 47 years.
In the summer of 2014 David was promoted to "Papa" with the arrival of two grand-daughters; his wild Irish Rose, Victoria and partner in crime, Anna.
David is survived by his wife and three children; Carrie Ann Sittnick and her husband John of Winterport, ME., David B. Chase II, his wife Leigh and their daughter Victoria Rose of Lexington, N.C., and Lisa Marie Chase, her husband Eric Reese and their daughter Anna Elizabeth of Meriden, CT. He is also survived by two very special grand-dogs, Bailey and Emma.
The family would like to sincerely thank the Critical Care staff at Midstate Medical Center for their exceptional care and continued support through this difficult time.
David's remains will be laid to rest with full Military Honors at the Connecticut State Veterans Cemetery this summer followed by a celebration of his life. Due to the impending arrival of his third grand-daughter, the family will release this date at a later time.
In lieu of gifts, we ask that you simply take a moment to remember.
Grab an ice cold beer, turn up your favorite Johnny Cash, and raise a toast in honor of the man we all knew and loved so dearly.