Kingston, NH — David Cook Wilby of Kingston, passed away October 10th, 2013, after a fourteen month battle with brain cancer.
Born in Philadelphia, PA, to Carlton and Miriam (Cook) Wilby, he grew up in Haddonfield, NJ, graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Hamilton, MA.
Dave worked as a contractor, served as building inspector for the town of Newton, and was employed by Wal-Mart / Logistics Division, but his passion was teaching and tutoring mathematics.
Dave enjoyed reading, singing and playing guitar. He was an avid outdoorsman who went canoeing, sailing, hiking and biking. Active in the church community throughout his life, he gave of himself fully wherever he went. His smile and infectious laugh will always be remembered. This loving husband and devoted father will be deeply missed.
Family members include his wife of 22 years, Lynne (Campagna-Ireson) Wilby; daughter, Jen Leigh Wilby; stepsons, Joshua Ireson and Nathan Ireson and his wife, Tiffany; brothers, Charles Wilby and his wife, Robin, Robert Wilby and his wife, Susan, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his nephew, Bradford Wilby.
ARRANGEMENTS: A memorial service was held on Saturday, October 19th at the Pilgrim United Church of Christ, in Brentwood. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Pappas Center for Neuro-Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital. Please make checks payable to “Massachusetts General Hospital” and include “in memory of David Wilby” in the memo line. Send checks to MGH Development Office, Attn: Lindsay Simpson, 100 Cambridge St., Suite 1310, Boston, MA 02114. Donations may also be made to the Pilgrim United Church of Christ’s Memorial Fund, 197 Middle Rd., Brentwood, NH 03833. Please make checks payable to “Pilgrim UCC” and include “in memory of David Wilby” in the memo line. Arrangements are by the Stockbridge Funeral Home, Exeter. Please visit www.Stockbridgefh.com.