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“I was thinking about my military time earlier today and thought i would do a search for my old buddy. I was in the Army with Dave. We were together...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Cliff Yates - RINGGOLD, GA

“Rip brother ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Curtis Mann - Detroit, MI

“I will miss you Dave you passed away way too soon. You had a rough childhood but it was always you and I!! You are the person who would give the...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Geraldine Tabaka - Rose City, MI

“I. Miss. You. Dave. See. You. In heaven. My dear friend. Maureen ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Maureen Pann - Roseville, MI

“Dave was one of the best friends anyone could ever have, always so kind and considerate, he gave me so much of himself as i seen him do for so many...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Johnny Rotten - Fraser, MI

“Rest In Peace David, Thank for your military service. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Jack Mango - Warren, MI - Friend

“My heartfelt condolences go out to the DuPont Family, as well as those who were closest to Dave. Dave was a great friend and always made me laugh....Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Julie Baumer - GPF, MI

“So sorry to hear about your dad, David. My sympathy and prayers are to you and your family ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Sandra LPensee - Sterling Heights, MI

“So sorry to hear about Dave's passing. He was a very nice man who always genuinely was interested in how you were doing even though he himself was...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Mike Ramsden - Clinton Township, MI

David Alan DuPont, age 63 of Roseville, died Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He was born December 3, 1955 in Detroit, son of the late Charles Walter and the late Gladys Wyvon (nee: Geldart) DuPont.

With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to David for his service to our country during the Vietnam War era. As a soldier in the U.S. Army, David served with honor and answered his call with bravery and valiance. For the sacrifices made and his willingness to stand in harm's way in support of our allies, we extend our posthumous gratitude and honor his courageous commitment.

Returning home from his time served in the army, one of David's main military assignments was that of auto mechanic which just happened to bode well towards the career path he ultimately decided upon. Choosing the automotive industry in which to extend his strengths and skill set, David eventually secured employment with the Chrysler Corporation where he served with excellence and dedication for over 26 years until finally accepting his well deserved retirement. Being proud of his stellar career and the automotive advancements of which he was a part, David's final position was held within the Quality Control department where he and his colleagues were a vital "cog in the wheel" that kept the automotive giant running smooth.

When he wasn't working, David was known for his love of the outdoors and his constant desire to be somewhere peaceful and serene,…somewhere away from the maddening crowds. Exchanging the concrete jungle for a bit of Michigan's Up North Paradise had David's name written all over it,…and one of his favorite places to escape to was the more laid back town of Gaylord. Not quite quaint enough to be considered a "small town," still,…it was far enough north and a far cry better from the congestion and stresses of the big city atmosphere. Nestled within the confines of Gaylord lies another of David's favorites, the beauty and tranquility of Otsego Lake. He loved the lake, the attraction of clean and refreshing waters, and the calm-inducing quality of just hangin' out down by the water. The outdoorsman that lie within David was also realized through his love of camping as well. Getting back to nature, and sharing the experiences with fellow campers, was often times as much of a goal as it was recreation. Surrounded by the host of choices and offerings that Michigan afforded him, David drew from as many of "The Mitten's" fun and entertaining aspects as he was able,…and made a plethora of wonderful memories in the process.

David was also renowned for being quite the people-person. Known for his genuine spirit in socializing, David was the kind of person that everyone loved being around and sharing the joys of life. Whether he was sharing a story, making you laugh, or simply sitting quietly and listening, David was wonderful at knowing what you needed and acting accordingly. He possessed the heart of a servant and loved helping others as best he could. Like the adage states, "he was the kind of guy who would give you the shirt off his back." And he never expected anything in return. David was simply a "salt of the earth kinda guy" and leaves behind a storehouse of great memories for all those to embrace who were blessed to know him,…especially his best friend, Jim,…known more affectionately as "Rooftop."

A loving father, grandfather, brother and friend, David leaves us far too soon in the big picture of life, but not without imparting the best parts of himself to be cherished and treasured with each reflection shared. He will be missed immensely and loved eternally.

Husband of Lori (nee: Goodman) DuPont. Beloved father of David (Jackie) DuPont and Daniel (Michelle) DuPont. Loving grandfather of Julia, Bailey, Marissa, Kailee, and Collin. Dear stepson of Hazel DuPont, and brother of Geri, Maureen, Donna, Robert, Kirk, Jon, Eric, Charles, and the late Raymond. Special friend of Katherine Zielinski. Also survived by several loving nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 2nd from 12 pm - 4 pm, with a 3:00 pm Memorial Service, at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile Rd) in Warren. Michigan.

Memorial donations are welcomed to the Gary Sinise Foundation, P.O. Box 368, Woodland Hills, CA 91365 (,...or to the University of Michigan, 3003 S. State Street, Suite 9000, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1288 (

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