David L. Nevins
February 25, 1939 – May 14, 2018
David L. Nevins of Melbourne, FL (formerly of West Barnstable, MA) passed away on Monday, May 14, 2018 at home after a long illness. He was the husband of Arniel Nevins for 56 years.
David was an avid train enthusiast and belonged to the Cape Cod HiRailers Train Club. He was a former teacher who taught in Sandwich and Falmouth as well as a salesman and construction supervisor. He served in the United States Air Force from 1956-1964 and was a Sino-Soviet Linguist.
He is survived by his daughters, Katherine Thew of Melbourne, FL and Krista Quattrini of Smithfield, RI as well as son-in-laws, Chris Thew and Ed Quattrini. David is also survived by 5 grandchildren; William and Daniel Thew and Giovanni, Matteo and Amelia Quattrini. Also survived by Marc Vega of Marstons Mills, his "adopted" son.
Private services will be held. Arrangements are being made by the Life Event Center at Florida Memorial in Rockledge, FL.
David L. Nevins
May 16, 2018
Dave was an older cousin who drifted in and out of my life over the years. I enjoyed his company as a youngster and as we both matured he choose the right paths to travel in this world and I admired his accomplishments. I have to say that when his bride of 56 years entered the picture he received a partner for life. Great girl and definitely on my top ten list.
A few quick memories of Dave that come to mind are: how the heck did he ride that bike as a kid from Stoneham to Arlington and back, he was the guy that broke my arm in a wrestling match when I was eleven, his love for my Mom and how good he was to Aunt DeeDee I will never forget
and when I finished my tour of duty as a US Marine he and Niel provided a home for me until I firmed up my civilian footing and traveled on. I thank Dave and Niel for all of that and more.
He will be missed by a loving family but we all have our Dave memories that will last forever. He served his country and he certainly served his family. I am extremely proud to have known Dave all my life so I guess it is off you go into the wild blue younder my friend.
Bob Harrington Hayesville NC