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Obituary: David Charles Fistere

David Charles Fistere 1952 ~ 2005 David Charles Fistere, 53, loving husband, father and friend died suddenly on Tuesday, September 13, 2005. Born in Meriden, Connecticut on May 15, 1952, the eldest son of Charles G. and Lois M. Cudlipp Fistere. David Charles Fistere is survived by his wife of 27 years, Elaine M. Talbot Fistere whom he married on Augut 5, 1978 in Rochester, New Hampshire. He is also survived by his son Garrett W. Fistere; one brother, Peter (Renee) Fistere of Somersworth, New Hampshire; one sister, Nancy (Timothy) Torode of Rollinsford, Maine; one sister-in-law, Sharon A. (James F.) McManus, of Rochester, New Hampshire; in-laws, several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, great nieces and nephews. David is predeceased by his mother and a sister-in-law, Patricia Huppe. David worked as a Master electrician for 33 years. He was a member of Ibew local 490 and presently worked for Hidden Peak Electric of Salt Lake City. He joined the Strafford Volunteer Fire Department in New Hampshire in his early teen years and became Fire Chief in 1983 and remained on the rescue squad and fire department until 1995. He was a member of the NRA, enjoyed the outdoors, loved reading, canoeing, hunting, hiking, snow skiing and most of all his late night walks. David loved being an American. David donated a lot of his time volunteering through the years for Habitat for Humanity, helping to raise money for Children's Primary through Festival of Trees. He supported his community by attending Draper City Council meetings and sponsoring the Adopt-A-Spot program. He was also an organ donor. David has lived his life in celebration, enjoying every breath and day that God provided. He was a wonderful, caring, gentle man and the most loving husband and father. His heart was filled with joy being with family, friends and to this I say, "My dearest David, my love will live on forever, our journey together has been so wonderful and although you have been taken from this life, another more glorious and peaceful life has called you. Be at rest my love." In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in David's name to the Unified Fire Authority Officers Association at Fire Fighters Credit Union, 124 West 1400 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84115 or to the Huntsman Cancer Institute Colorectal Research, 2000 Circle of Hope, Suite 5127, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, September 17, 2005 at 12:00 noon from Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary Chapel, 1950 E. 10600 So., Sandy. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service. David will be laid to rest in New Hampshire.