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David Peil

David R. Peil

Friday, August 7th, 1931 - Monday, July 1st, 2019
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Obituary

David R. Peil, 87, of East Syracuse passed away peacefully July 1. David was born in Syracuse, the son of the late Arthur and Gertrude Peil. He proudly served in the U.S. Army in Germany after the Korean War, in the U.S. Army Reserve for 25 years. He worked for Carrier Corporation until his retirement in 1991.

David was a member of the Syracuse Masters Swim Club and competed in several Empire State Games. He was a longtime member of the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum, having served as Vice President on the Board of Trustees.

His interests included hunting, traveling, swimming, Civil War history and the Erie Canal.

David is predeceased by Donna, his wife of 62 years and his brother Robert. Surviving are his daughter, Laura (Robert) Ravera of E. Syracuse; sons, Jeffrey (Nancy) of Schenectady, Steven (Charlene) of Cicero and Richard (Ginette) of Constantia; grandchildren, James, Kathryn and Matthew Peil, Ashley Murfitt and Melissa Peil, Elena, Olivia and Daniel Ravera and great-grandchild Cheyenne Williams.

A celebration of life will be Sunday, August 11 from 1-3 pm at the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum, 717 Lakeport Rd., Chittenango, NY 13037. Burial will be private at Woodlawn Cemetery.

The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff at The Nottingham for their excellent care of David these past 3 years.

Contributions in David’s memory may be made to the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum, 717 Lakeport Rd. Chittenango, NY 13037.
A celebration of life will be Sunday, August 11 from 1-3 pm at the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum, 717 Lakeport Rd., Chittenango, NY 13037. Burial will be private at Woodlawn Cemetery.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, August 11th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    When
    Sunday, August 11th, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Location
    Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum
    Address
    717 Lakeport Rd.
    Canastota, New York 13037
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  • Interment

    Location
    Woodlawn Cemetery
    Address
    Address Not Available
    Syracuse, NY
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DG

Dale Greabell

Posted at 08:36pm
Peils - since my life intertwined with so many of you and i lifeguarded for your Dad as he swam so effortlessly, i feel your loss and just wanted to express my condolences on your loss. May God bless you all with the strength to get through these difficult times and find peace. In sympathy and prayer
AS

Anne Sommers

Posted at 10:10am
Steve, Char, and family-
I'm very sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
CB

Cathy Brochu

Posted at 05:14pm
Steve,

My sincere condolences for your loss.

Thoughts and prayers.

Cathy Brochu
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