David Edwin Cressey: March 1, 1922 – Aug. 18, 2017

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David Edwin Cressey, a 33-year resident of Oak Harbor, passed away on Aug. 18.

David was born on March 1, 1922, to Scott Cressey and Clara (Miller) Cressey in Bath, Me. He was the second of seven children.

During his childhood, he spent many happy hours with his father and grandfather boating and fishing on the Kennebec River.

After completing high school, David enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force in October 1942, graduated from OCS, received a commission as a first lieutenant, and was assigned to fly B-24s. David married Colleen Hope Delong, of Gardiner, Me., on Aug. 28, 1943 while stationed in South Carolina.

After his honorable discharge from the Air Force in March 1946, David attended Northrup Institute of Technology in Los Angeles, where he obtained an engineering degree. David spent his working career with Garrett AirResearch in Phoenix, Ariz. David and Colleen raised their family while living in Phoenix.

Upon his retirement from Garrett AirResearch, David and Colleen moved to Oak Harbor, where they enjoyed their retirement years. David enjoyed boating, fishing, crabbing, gardening and working on his cars and in his shop.

David is survived by his son Steven D. Cressey, his daughter Pamela J. Juarez and his grandchildren Jason K. Cressey, Allison R. Cressey and Manny Juarez. Colleen preceded him in death on Dec. 6, 2006.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at Whidbey Memorial Funeral Home, 746 NE Midway Blvd., Oak Harbor. A funeral service will commence at 1 p.m. in the chapel.

Interment will follow at Maple Leaf Cemetery, with military honors under the auspices of McChord Field Honor Guard, USAF. Family and friends are encouraged to share memories and condolences at www.whidbeymemorial.com

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