David Mehne, 85, had served in World War II
David W. Mehne, 85, died Oct. 7. He was the husband of Carol (Petersen) Mehne.
He was born Nov. 9, 1927, in White Plains, N.Y., one of six children of Janet and Carl Mehne. He was raised in Valhalla, N.Y. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II as fireman second class, stationed in Little Creek, Va.
He enjoyed traveling with his wife, especially to Orange Beach, Ala., where he will be missed by the friends he made there.
He enjoyed doing puzzles and playing games, including dominoes, pinochle and horseshoes. He was known for always having a riddle, telling jokes, and having the "best handshake," and kept everyone who crossed his path smiling.
He was a man of great faith and loved the Lord.
In addition to his wife of more than 62 years, he is survived by two sons, Stephen, and his wife, Sarah, of Sherman, and David, of New Milford; two daughters, Diane Kennedy, and her husband, Tim, of Cary, N.C., and Suzanne Browning, and her fiancÃ©e, Ken Leach, of New Fairfield; 11 grandchildren, Stephen, Jessica, Heather and Holly Mehne; Jennifer, David, Justin, Tim and Christine Cantinieri; and Jim and Sam Browning; two great-grandchildren, Noah and Mason; and two brothers, Paul, and his wife, Doris, of Mendenhall, Pa., and Douglas, and his wife, Nancy, of New Bern, N.C. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Virginia, and two brothers, Albert and Carl.
A memorial service will take place Nov. 9, which would have been his 86th birthday.
The Beecher Funeral Home in Brewster, N.Y., handled the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Samaritan's Purse at www.samaritanspurse.org or to a charity of one's choice.