David Sias (November 04, 1943 - October 29, 2022)

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David Sias
  • November 04, 1943
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  • October 29, 2022

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David Chamberlain Sias passed away on October 29, 2022 at home in Gallatin, TN at the
age of 78. He was born on November 4, 1943 in Orlando, FL to Richard Alan Sias and
Phyllis Chamberlain Sias.
He was married to Patricia Ann Loscavo on March 13, 1971 in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
They had two children, John and Jennifer.
David attended Winter Park High School in Florida, and El Camino College in California.
After high school he served four years in the United States Air Force where he taught
Electronics; and was also a technician in the space and missile division at Vandenberg AFB, CA.
He worked at Hughes Aircraft in El Segundo, CA as a spacecraft technician for a few years
before beginning his career with the Los Angeles County Fire Department in November, 1969.
David retired after 32 years of service to the department.
David enjoyed boating, water skiing, snow skiing, and traveling with family. He was an avid
sports fan, and especially loved the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was involved in Little League and
Softball as a coach, and Boy Scouts of America for several years.
After residing in California for thirty-nine years, David and Patty relocated to Gallatin, TN
to be close to their daughter and family.
David will lovingly be remembered by his wife, soul mate, and best friend of 51 years, Patty,
daughter Jennifer Sias Dawson (Jason), grandchildren Jackson, Gavin, Zoe Dawson,
sister Jean Sias (Darryl Korn), brother John Richard Sias (Jeannie), and many adored nieces,
nephews, and friends.
David was predeceased by son John David Sias, father Richard Alan Sias, mother Phyllis
Chamberlain Sias, sister Barbara (Bobbie) Sias Shaheen.
A celebration of life service will be held on January 13, 2023 at 10:30am at Knowles Chapel
(Rollins College) 1000 Holt Avenue, Winter Park, FL. Internment will follow at Palm Cemetary
in Winter Park. A memorial reception will be held at The Alfond Inn, 300 East England Avenue,
Winter Park.
Memorial donations in David’s name may be made to firefightercancersupport.org.


Knowles Memorial Chapel

Date & Time:
January 13, 2023 at 3:30 PM

Palm Cemetery

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  1. Claire Clelland lit a candle:
    13 Jan 2023
    Lit since January 13, 2023 at 1:27:28 AM

  2. Claire Clelland says:
    13 Jan 2023
    My uncle day was a man of few words. He was the strong silent type: the quintessential Hallmark father. When he was around I knew everything would be OK. Day would take care of it. We would be safe. He was the rock. Patty would do all the planning and organizing and Day would fix whatever was broken. What a marvelous team they made!

    Although he was my uncle, I didn’t know Day until I was 27 years old. That’s when I found my birth mother, Day’s sister, Jeannie. Meeting her changed my life forever in ways I can’t even begin to quantify. It was truly magical! And still is!

    Day was the first of Jeannie’s extended family I would meet. He looked at me, not with mistrust or judgement or scepticism, but with pure love and acceptance. I was a Sias!! Day sees a Sias!! I was in!! And so began the fairytale beginning to my lifelong quest to find myself and who I came from. Day, Patty, John and Jennifer all welcomed me with open arms and hearts full of love as did the rest of this beautiful Sias clan.

    That was 31 years ago. And it’s hard for me to imagine at this point that I was ever not part of this family. I have shared so much with them over the years from the mundane to the truly profound, from holidays and birthdays, personal celebrations, being a bridesmaid in Jennifer’s wedding, grieving over John’s death and funeral, trips to the river for an ostrich omelette, waterskiing, tubing, and just plain having fun. And never once did I ever feel that I was overstepping my bounds or intruding on their privacy. I was welcomed then as family and that feeling has continued to grow over these many years. But the final, most profound gift of love I have had the privilege of receiving was the opportunity to share Day’s last hours with him, Patty and Jennifer. He allowed me to be with him at his darkest, most vulnerable time. And somehow, through all of that, the warm light of that great big bear of a man still shone through.

    Thank you so much Day, for sharing yourself, your life, and your wonderful family with me so freely. I will miss that warm twinkle in your eyes and you calling me Kiddo. I will miss YOU!!
    You will always be in my heart, my Uncle Day. I know that you are flying free out there somewhere, in a sea of pure love, reuniting with John, Bobbie, Nana and Pop. Give them all a hug from all of us
    Claire Simon (Sias) Clelland

  3. Angela Sias says:
    11 Jan 2023
    Throughout everyone's lives, they will play various roles. They're a child, a friend, a spouse, a parent, a hero. Not many manage to be successful. Not everyone can be cool, calm, and collected. Not everyone can be a role model. However, we were lucky to have met someone who was. David Sias was a pinnacle in all of his roles.

    We will miss you, Uncle Dave.

    Forever in our hearts,
    Jeremy, Angela, and Isabelle Sias

  4. Jeannie Joyner Sias says:
    11 Jan 2023
    David Sias has always been a hero, my brother-in-law for 53 years, and my husband John's dearest friend. Anyone acquainted with him knows he was always ready to help and extremely generous with his time. He was a genius of technical knowledge and we called him often for advice. Over the years he intuitively knew what we needed before we (or most of the world) even knew such a thing existed. And then he'd surprise us and have this latest device delivered to our front door. He remarkably did that even in his last week on this earth.
    Our kids, now grown, always said Uncle Dave was the epitome of cool. The kind of guy you feel privileged to "hang out" with. With his dry wit, he could give his opinion in just a few words. And they would be quotable.
    Both David and Patty have enriched our lives in more ways than I can begin to put in these few paragraphs. Vacations and holidays spent with them are some of the best days of our lives. It seems too soon and almost impossible to say goodbye. The impact he has had will always be in our hearts.
    David, I will always love, respect, and be grateful for you. Patty, I dearly love you, Jennifer, and your dear family.

  5. Jessica Sias Wilson says:
    11 Jan 2023
    Cool, calm, wise Uncle Dave. You are a strong, yet gentle being. I know you as a niece, and your presence was always warm and comforting. Consistently generous in spirit and quick to have a laugh and always ready to help.

    I know you have been the rock of your family… there are no words to clearly or precisely communicate how much you are already missed. Thank you for your kindness towards me always.
    Love, Jessica

    Sending love also from Sid, Violet-Evie & Vienna

  6. Jessica Sias Wilson lit a candle:
    11 Jan 2023
    Lit since January 11, 2023 at 1:41:39 AM

  7. Paul Tippin says:
    07 Jan 2023
    Rest in peace my friend. It was truly a privilege to have known you and worked along side you. I won’t forget our friendship. Prayers to your family

  8. Gene McCarthy says:
    06 Jan 2023
    I had the absolute pleasure of working with Dave. He was a team player and an incredibly knowledgeable guy who was always willing to lend a hand. We lived in the same area and our children we’re friends. His passing saddened me. It’s true that the good guys often die too young. Dave you will be missed but I feel you are with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

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