David grew up in Dos Palos CA. He attended all local schools in Dos Palos.
He was in the class of 1964 of Dos Palos HighSchool.
He was pre-decease by his parents, Frank B. Brown and Edna Mae (Shaeffer) Brown, both long time Dos Palos residents.
David is survived by his longtime girlfriend, Debi Ardissono, of Los Banos CA.
He has two daughters from his first marriage: Carrie (Brown) McCoun of Prunedale CA, who has one daughter. His 2nd daughter, Leigha (Brown) Kendroza of Merced CA, has five children and two grandchildren.
David is also survived by two sisters. Dortha (Brown) Lopez of San Jose. Her family consists of two sons: Ramon B. Lopez (and his family) of Morgan Hill CA, and James J. Lopez (and his family) of Denver NC.
His younger sister, Donna (Brown) Padeiro and husband, John Padeiro, live In Gainesville GA. Her family consists of one son and one daughter. Her son Chris Kolbeck, Jr. Lives also in Gainesville GA. Her daughter, Ellison/Ellie lives In Fairoaks CA. Ellie has one daughter & two sons.
David’s surviving relatives are from the Shaeffer clan on his mother’s side:
From Dos Palos – Uncles Lawrence Shaeffer (and family), and Uncle Eldon Shaeffer.
From Los Banos – Aunt Faye Shaeffer (Ed) and her daughter.
From Fresno – Uncle Earl Shaeffer (and family) and Uncle Elmer Shaeffer (and family).
David died at his home in Los Banos. He had lung cancer and diabetes.
After High School he enlisted in the Navy; which is where he was exposed to asbestos on the ship. After the Navy, he came back to The Dos Palos area to work many years at the Tri-Valley tomato canning facility-Volta, near Los Banos CA, working in the purchasing Dept.
His final requests were: no viewing, no services, and to be cremated.
He wants His ashes to be placed at the National Cemetery in Newman CA, near Santa Nella. Those arrangements are still pending.
Thank you to the VA, his doctors at the Fresno VA, and the staff at the Los Banos Whitehurst Funeral Chapel for all your support during this time.
In closing, David’s many hobbies: his two dogs, his horse, his KOI fish, his classic cars and watching NASCAR races. Rest In Peace.