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Tobias Funeral Home - Far Hills Chapel

5471 Far Hills Ave, Dayton, OH

OBITUARY

David Lowell Hesp

December 11, 1941June 24, 2020

HESP, David L (Col, US Air Force Retired) Age 78, of Centerville, OH, passed away peacefully on June 24, 2020, at Hospice of Dayton. David was born on December 11, 1941, in Twin Falls, ID to the late Jean Whitney Hesp and Claron Hesp. He grew up in Athena, OR with his late brother Tom Hesp. David retired in 1994 as a full Colonel after 30 years of service in the Air Force. He loved the Air Force and especially when he was a fighter pilot. He flew 202 combat missions in Vietnam and was awarded 13 Air Medals and 3 Distinguished Flying Crosses. As his retirement job he worked as a Centerville school bus driver for 18 years. He loved that job too. David had wonderful friends at Grace Lutheran Church who have been so supportive of him during all his illnesses. He sang in the church choir and always had a lovely voice. He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. His pain is over now, and he can be peaceful and whole at last. He was such a handsome man to the very end. David is survived by his nurturing wife of 33 years, Patricia Ciambro-Hesp, and their daughter, Dr. Zoe C. Hesp, and her fiancé, Mike Dodge; his daughters Jennifer McIntyre, Tracy Begley, and son-in-law Scott Begley; grandchildren Cameron McIntyre and Mackenzie and Molly Begley; step-sister, Kris Schulz, many beloved cousins, nephews, and nieces; his Aunt Pat Whitney; and brother-in-law Paul Ciambro and sister-in-law Linda Gray. The family welcomes friends at an outdoor memorial service and internment on Saturday, July 18, 2020 from 10:30-11:30 am at David’s Cemetery Columbarium (4600 Mad River Rd, Dayton, OH 45429) with Military Funeral Honors, choir performance, and Pastor Phil Holulin officiating; As flowers are not allowed at the Columbarium, contributions can be made to Hospice of Dayton or Grace Lutheran Church (410 E. Pease Ave., Dayton, OH 45449) in memory of David Hesp. TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME-FAR HILLS CHAPEL in care of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to www.tobiasfuneralhome.com.

Services

18 July

Gathering of Family and Friends

10:30 am - 11:30 am

David's Cemetery Columbarium

4600 Mad River Rd.
Kettering, OH 45429

18 July

Memorial Service

11:30 am

David's Cemetery Columbaruim

4600 Mad River Rd.
Kettering, OH 45429

Memories

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Richard Wetzel

July 14, 2020

Patty and Family,
Your friends at the American Fencing Academy of Dayton have donated $50 to the Hospice of Dayton Foundation in David's memory.
You are in our thoughts,
AFAD

Richard Wetzel

July 3, 2020

Patty and Zoe,
I am sorry to hear about Dave's passing. I always enjoyed our conversations at fencing tournaments and meetings. I will remember him and you in my prayers.
Sincerely,
Rick Wetzel

Gary Lay

June 28, 2020

Dave: I never met a combat vet who had all those shorties
under his wing, Sure you are the wing man for our Lord and watching over your family and the rest of us,

GOD BLESS

Gary Lay
US Air Force

Nancy Tarlano

June 26, 2020

Nancy Tarlano

I enjoyed spending time with David at the Ciambro reunion in July of 2019. We were out side in a peaceful and relaxing beautiful back yard. I always enjoyed David's company.

With Sympathy
Nancy, Cousin

Betsy Russello

June 26, 2020

Patty,
Sorry to hear about David, hope your doing OK as its never easy to lose someone you loved. May the fond memories comfort you.

With Sympathy

Betsy Russello
Tennis friend

JoAnne Otto

June 26, 2020

I only met Dave once. He was a bus driver for Centerville and was doing a band trip to Springfield on a Friday night. My job was to go as a band parent. I was so tired but knew I had agreed to help. He graciously agreed to supervise the band so I could go home. I just never forgot that kindness!
May he Rest In Peace.
JoAnne Otto

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY