David John Bies

December 8, 1963August 11, 2017

David "Dave" John Bies, 53, passed away on Friday August 11, 2017 of a heart attack while at work in Tucson, Arizona. Dave was born on December 8, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois and he lived for the past 42 years in Tucson. He was always a hard worker no matter what industry he was working in. Over the years, Dave was a business owner, private pilot, supervisor of airline operations for ExpressJet Airlines, and most recently, he worked as a property manager and maintenance supervisor. Dave was loved by many and will be dearly missed by all friends and family.

He is survived by his wife, Susan Bies; his daughter and son-in-law, Nicole Bies-Hernandez and Esidro Hernandez; his son, David Matthew Bies and grandson Nicolas Bies; his two sisters, Jan Hardy (Steve) and Mary Bies; as well as many biological and “surrogate” nieces and nephews (too many to name). David did not consider biology when defining his family, and thus has countless individuals including his baseball friends that were very important to him (you know who you are). He was the youngest of four children and was preceded in death by his parents, John and Dorothy Bies.

When he was not spending time with his family, "Diamond Dave" was on the baseball field. He loved baseball since he was a kid and played for 23 years in the Tucson MSBL/MABL (Men's Senior Baseball League/Men's Amateur Baseball League). Dave was inducted into the MSBL/MABL hall of fame in 2013, an honor that made him and his family so proud.

The celebration of Dave's life will be on Monday August 21, 2017 at East Lawn Palms Mortuary. Services will start at 1P.M. and there will be a gathering with light fare and refreshments immediately following the services. If you cannot attend the services, please feel free to pay your respects to the family at the gathering. Given Dave's bright and fun nature, he would want the services to be a celebration of his life and thus please do not wear the traditional all black attire. If you would like to wear your favorite jersey to reflect his passion for baseball, we think that would make him smile. In lieu in flowers, please contribute to either the family ( and/or your local youth baseball organization (e.g., I9 Sports; Boys & Girls Club).


  • Memorial Service Monday, August 21, 2017

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David Bies

September 15, 2017

I miss you Dad! The world was changed the day you left and it sucks so bad! You were and are a great soul and I believe you are next to your parents. I will do my best to honor you and our family by raising a good person who works hard for his family like you did. You never stopped teaching me and even when I was wrong you fought to make me see the right way. you continued to teach me after I was a adult so I would become a good person. you were my friend, my mentor, my smile on a sad day and my comfort on a cold night! Thank you so much for being my dad! love you bud!

Russ Witte

August 27, 2017

Sir Bies,
The game ain't the same without you on the field. I miss my 'mate, my warmup partner, mentor, and friend. I hope one day I'll have the honor to play with you once again, compadre. I've heard the grass is greener on the other side, and your teammates make fewer errors up there! Keep a watch over Sue and family while you break in your new home in the sky.

Melanie Morrison

August 21, 2017

David was an amazing member of the MEB family. We all greatly appreciated his team attitude and his skill in both management and construction. He accomplished so much for his residents at Catalina Vista and really put everything he had into the improvement of the community. We will all miss him greatly and send our heartfelt condolences to his wonderful family.

Mike Boese

August 18, 2017

I enjoyed both playing with and against you Dave. You were a great teammate and a worthy opponent. RIP my MSBL friend.

Bryan LeVine

August 18, 2017



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Tanner Johnson

August 17, 2017

Gonna miss this guy loved by so many, great father and husband. Love you man Hit some homers up there in heaven!

Audrey Vockins

August 17, 2017

So sorry for the loss,a kind gracious hardworking man .

Robin Badart

August 17, 2017

Sure will miss you, Dave. I hope they can hit your knuckleball up there.

Shawn Mazon

August 17, 2017

Heaven gained such a bright soul! I was very blessed to work with you and become a friend. Susan, sending you much love! His family was always a subject of conversation. He was so proud and loved you all so much. He will be well missed! Shine bright David, until we meet again!!!