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David Stevenson Pace
  • Passed away on January 27, 2023

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David Stevenson Pace, 73, of Homosassa, FL passed away on January 27, 2023, in his home with his loving partner, Becky Windle. He “fought the good fight” against gastric cancer all of 2022. His positive attitude was admired by everyone that knew him.

David was born on March 15, 1949, in York Harbor, Maine to Frances and Albert Pace. He lived in Portsmouth, NH area until he moved to Florida in 2009.

Those that are left with wonderful memories are his daughter Erin, son-in law Tom, and his grandchildren Rylee and Logan Bass.  He also is survived by his close brother and sister-in-law Albert and Kathy Pace, nephews and many grand nieces and nephews. David was a good friend to many in Sugarmill Woods, The Villages and the Portsmouth area. He would say “to have a friend, be a friend”. David was predeceased by his mother, father, and brother Gary Pace.

David graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1968 and later served in the US Coast Guard.  David graduated from the NH Police Academy and joined the Portsmouth Police Department where he had an extraordinary 21-year career. Highlights included participating in the development of the SWAT and later serving as the Executive Officer.  He spent 10 years as Detective Sergeant, Bureau of Investigative Services. During that time he was a member of Kiwanis where he enjoyed serving his community. Before he moved to Florida, he had a stump grinding business called “The Hungry Beaver”.

David was an avid golfer, having been a member of The Portsmouth Country Club for many years and later was able to golf year-round after moving to FL. He also enjoyed fishing with his brother and many close friends.

A Celebration of Life and Golf Tournament to raise funds for Gastric Cancer Research is planned for Sunday, March 19th at the Sugarmill Country Club in Homosassa, FL.

A Celebration of Life is planned for Saturday, May 20, 2023, at the Pease Country Club in Portsmouth, NH. Brunch and Memories will be shared starting at 11:00. We will be raising money for Gastric Cancer Research. RSVP by May 9th to: Joepacenh@gmail.com

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Baldwin Brothers Funeral Home & Cremation Society, Heritage Place Chapel, 3990 E. SR. 44, Suite 105, Wildwood, Florida 34785.  Online Condolences as well as fond memories may be left for the family by visiting: www.baldwincremation.com


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  1. Joe Pace says:
    13 Feb 2023
    Uncle Dave, things just won’t be the same without you. We’ll miss your sense of humor and quiet strength. I’ll always remember you with a rod or club or stogie, making Dad laugh or smile. Thanks for everything.

  2. 7w2c says:
    12 Feb 2023
    My husband and I met Dave a few years ago through our golf club. We fell in love with him immediately and are heartbroken that he is gone. He was an upbeat and caring man. He will be greatly missed.

  3. Alena Grayson says:
    09 Feb 2023
    Reading your obituary, you were an amazing man Dave.
    You were loved by so many and you were so fortunate to have Becky so loving so caring in your life. Not everyone is so lucky.
    I am only sorry for not knowing you better.

  4. Bob Lightizer says:
    08 Feb 2023
    I am going to miss my friend Dave immensely I was lucky to have had a week with Dave and John Vinceguerra playing golf and reminiscing before Dave’s health deteriorated Great memories Rest in peace my friend And God bless his guardian angel Becky

  5. Frank and Peti Mlinek says:
    03 Feb 2023
    Knowing you for only a brief time, you enriched our lives. Romans 14:8-9
    If we live, we live for the Lord; If we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. For this very reason, Christ died and returned to life so that He might be the Lord of both the dead and the living.

  6. Kevin says:
    01 Feb 2023
    Dave was a friend who you were so glad to see. Joy was always associated with his presence.
    He was one of the good guys and his passing has left a void that will forever be missed.
    Kevin M. Portsmouth NH.

  7. Elaine and Joe Gallo says:
    01 Feb 2023
    What a wonderful couple we met here in Homosassa. The time was not long but we will remember Dave as a wonderful person and will keep Becky and family in our thoughts.

  8. Alena Grayson lit a candle:
    01 Feb 2023
    Lit since February 1, 2023 at 2:03:11 PM

  9. Dave Pawlowski says:
    01 Feb 2023
    Dave was always positive even while battling cancer. He was a gentleman, friend and a great playing partner in our Friday golf league. He will always be missed - RIP my friend!

  10. Mary Bigelow says:
    01 Feb 2023
    One of the most Gentle, Caring, Patient man I have ever known. A true man with an unbelievably positive attitude. A REAL MAN!❤️

  11. Diann David says:
    01 Feb 2023
    To the life you led here on earth to the eternal life you now have in Heaven

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