March 25, 1928 – April 3, 2021
David was born in Warren, PA where he and the love of his life Lee remained until 1962 when he moved the family to Florida. Lee preceded Dave in death in 2015 after 66 years of marriage. Dave and Lee were inseparable and were rarely seen apart. Dave's professional career as a skilled machinist was suited for this attention to detail and pride he put into all elements of his life. Dave was a loving Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather. Dave is survived by daughters; Linda L. Lanier, Denise K. Chenoweth and Paula J. Preedom, and sons; David A. Akeley and Kevin J. Akeley. In addition he is survived by 5 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren and 2 great great-grandchildren. In Dave's retired years he and Lee spent time traveling and enjoying time with friends and family. Dave handcrafted wooden items, consisting of toys for grandchildren as well as special gifts for others. Dave will be missed by all who were fortunate to have known him.