Jan 22, 1946 – May 29, 2014
CAPTAIN ANDREW DAVID
January 22, 1946 TO May 29, 2014
Andrew David was born in Ames, Liberty County Texas to Dennier David and Anna Mae White David. He was baptized March 24, 1946 at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church in Ames, Texas.
The family moved to Seattle in 1954. He was a life-long member of St. Therese Catholic Church. Andrew graduated from Garfield High School and attended Western Washington University. His education was interrupted by his induction into the Army. Andrew David was distinguished, along with the 9th infantry, during his service in Viet Nam.
In 1968 Andrew joined the Seattle Fire Department. He was one of the first Black Fire Fighters hired in the City of Seattle. During his 28 years of service, Andrew was awarded numerous awards and commendations for his bravery. In one notable incident Andrew, while off duty, rushed into a burning building and rescued an elderly occupant. Andrew retired from the Fire Department in 1996.
While working as the Fire Department Legal Officer, Andrew met Assistant City Attorney Marilyn Sherron. After a long but fun-filled courtship, Andrew and Marilyn were married in a beautiful ceremony in April, 1994.
Andrew’s greatest joy was family; his son Jason and daughter, Analise, and his grandchildren. He was a serious fisherman (in fact, Marilyn and Andrew’s first date was a fishing trip), an avid golfer, great cook and he could entertain endlessly with long funny stories about his rich life experiences.
Andrew was an active member of the Cathay Post of the American Legion. He maintained active associations with retired Black fighters.
Captain David was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Rose Mary Neal and Audrey Washington, his brothers Jack Edward and Roland. He is survived by his wife Marilyn, and two children, Jason and Analise David; two grandchildren Jason II and Kalia, his sisters Mary Ann Thibodeaux, Margaret Nicols, Beatrice Sledge and Cynthia Tippen, and brothers: Dennis and Michael, and his father-in-law, Robert Sherron. He leaves behind numerous loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends whom he loved like family.
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