Tobias Funeral Home - Far Hills Chapel

5471 Far Hills Ave, Dayton, OH


David F Eastabrooks

Passed away on January 10, 2020

Eastabrooks, David Frederick

“Big Dave from New York”….The man, the myth, the legend David Frederick Eastabrooks Sr. passed away peacefully January 10th , 2020 in care of Hospice of Dayton. He was a man of love, laughs, and to many, wisdom. He is preceded in death by his free spirited youngest son Christopher Ryan Eastabrooks and brother Kevin Eastabrooks. He leaves behind his best friend, love of his life and wife of 40 years Gerry Eastabrooks. His oldest son David Eastabrooks Jr (Angela), grandchildren Michael, Jacob, Owen, Gabe, and McKenzie. His beloved daughter Amber Eastabrooks and granddogs Lucy and Wilma. Also survived by his brothers and sister, brother and sister in laws, nieces, and nephews and his many memorable friends. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Hospice of Dayton or do a kind act in memory of David. On line condolences may be sent to www.tobiasfuneralhome.com


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Lynn Cowell

January 17, 2020

Gerry, Amber and Little David,
Lifting you all in prayers during this difficult time. David was such a wonderful man. I considered him a second dad during our Sunnycliff days. He always embraced me with a hug and a smile. I cherish the memories of his warmth, kindness and even the harassment while on "log patrol," over boyfriend choices and the babysitting mishaps. He was a wonderful example to me of a loving husband and father. You hit the jackpot with him.

Love and hugs,

Lynn Raymont Cowell

Kevin Wenrick

January 17, 2020

What a sad day it was for all that knew Dave when his affliction began, and the end came. Gerry, Amber (and the entire family) I'm so sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of Dave, especially the smiles he put on everyone's face. I loved, trusted and valued him as an “In-Law”, friend, and coworker. He was truly a person who loved and was loved.

I was so glad "Ta-Ta" was able to say good-bye. She has a great memory of that visit that will last her a lifetime. True to form even in the end, Dave left his memory as one who loved and lived.
I love you all, God Bless.

Mark Cady

January 16, 2020

I was so shocked and saddened to hear of Dave’s passing. My deepest condolences go to the Eastabrooks family. Dave and I shared many laughs and good conversations in the time that we worked together. It was always a highlight of my day when I was in the office to catch up on things in each other’s lives in the “Dave Zone”!

Bruce Zepf

January 16, 2020

This just isn't fair to take such a Great Person from this earth sooo early! I have known David for over 30 years in my industry and I can truly say he was one of the Best and Truest at what he did! He was also in our Fantasy Football League for 19 years (EastNutt Breakers) and we always loved his witty banter between team! David, I raise my glass to you and toast such a beautiful soul! This year, in honor of you, my Team to cheer for in the NFL will be the NY Giants!

Kevin Murray

January 15, 2020

Big Dave from New York as I called him , was an upstanding person . Dave was my friend that I will miss very much !His out going personalty and kindness that he showed many was expansive . This gentleman was truly dedicated to his wonderful wife Gerry and his family and relatives ! The many places we saw each other will not be the same without our buddy Dave . It was a pleasure and a honor to call Dave my friend . God rest your soul Big Dave from New York and Irish blessings to you and your family always .
Respectfully Kevin