David John Waters

November 24, 1942May 6, 2019

David John Waters, PhD was born in San Diego, California. A long-time resident of Hagerstown, Maryland, he passed away at the age of 76 at 2:30 PM on Monday, May 6 in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Dr. Waters earned his doctorate in Microbiology from the University of Kansas in 1972. He was an Assistant Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine from 1979-1986 and a Lecturing Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Harvard Medical School from 1981 - 1986. Prior to his retirement in 2015 he was the Senior Scientist at NCI in Frederick, Maryland. He was a devout Catholic and avid gardener who enjoyed spending time outdoors and was an active member of the Knights of Columbus.

A loving husband, father, and grandfather, he is survived by his wife of 57 years, Marjorie; his three daughters Jeanne Pino, Marie Evans and Elise Thullen as well as his sons-in-law Samuel Pino and Aaron Evans. He was a proud grandfather of his four grandchildren Daniel and Eric Pino, John Evans and Mícheál Gitta Donnelly.

In lieu of flowers the family asks donations be made in honorarium to the Knights of Columbus through Our Lady Star of the Sea in North Myrtle Beach.

Services will be announced at a later date.

A guestbook is available at www.leefhandcrematory.

Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.


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Kate Clair

May 17, 2019

David was my uncle. I only got to meet him a few times but he was always very kind. I loved to look at him because he looked exactly like my Grandpa (his father) and it gave me comfort to see him because it was like catching a glimpse of my Grandfather again. I also remember being a young kid and visiting him in Maryland during the summer and going to friendlys for giant ice cream sundaes. I pray for peace for his family and I hope he is enjoying his time with his parents in heaven.

Brian Wilhite

May 17, 2019

David and I attended seminary together from 2003-2006, during which I had the great honor of becoming his friend . He shared many amazing stories during those late nights after a full evening of lectures. The most memorable story was how he met and married his wife....... he spoke with candour and a twinkle in his eye!! I will greatly miss David, but I am certain he is enjoying his new home with the God he loves!! Apart from the body, but with the LORD!!!!!! I will continue to keep his sweet wife Margie and family in my prayers,