David M. Stirdivant

April 30, 1952November 4, 2011

David Mark Stirdivant passed on November 4th, 2011 in Roseville, CA after a two year battle with Mesothelioma. He was 59 years old.

David took pride in his thirty year career at the Southern/Union Pacific Railroad. He held many positions, his most favorite being his 15 years as a locomotive engineer. David also took pride in his time served as a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps.

David's hard work ethic was seen till the end, his cancer never slowed his drive to live life; he was a generous soul who took care of his family.

He is survived by his father David Martin Stirdivant, wife Rosemary Stirdivant, daughter and son in law Christine and Fabian Garcia, daughter and son in law Sandra and Andrew Grusman, daughter Sophia Stirdivant, 6 grandchildren: Cierra, Austin, Autumn, Sera, Marissa, and Kyle; sisters Lorrie Young, Lysa Golden; brothers Timothy Stirdivant, Don Stirdivant, Ron Stirdivant, Kevin Stirdivant and Sam (Barry) Stewart and numerous nephews, nieces and extended family members.

Preceeded in death by his mother Belen Stewart. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made by mail, online, or by phone: The City of Hope attn: gift administration 1500 E. Duarte Rd. Duarte, CA 91010,, 1-800-535-7119 ext. 62635.

A memorial service will be held at his Southern California home on November 19th.


  • Memorial Gathering Saturday, November 19, 2011

David M. Stirdivant

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Dean and Mary Sprague

December 5, 2011

Hi Rosemary,
Were so sorry to hear of David's passing. He is a such a good guy! Just know that you are in our prayers and if there is anything we can do please don't hesitate to ask.
Our deepest sympathy,
Dean and Mary Sprague