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Lady Lake, FL – Earl David Felix, Sr. went to his eternal rest after a very brief illness on
July 23, 2019. He passed peacefully at home surrounded by his loving children Gretchen,
Dave and Joey, his partner Paula, and Buddy the dog. He was 78.
At his request, there will be no service.
David, as his family and friends knew him, was born in Porter, NY and raised in Burt, NY.
He graduated DeSales Catholic High School in 1959, where he excelled in varsity
football, baseball and basketball. He went on to study at Alfred University and was
drafted to the United States Army where he was honorably discharged in 1969 with a
rank of SP5 as a medic.
He landed a great job as a research biologist at FMC in Medina, NY. He and his family
moved from Lockport, NY to Pennington, NJ as a result of an office merger. He used to
refer to FMC as the “fun making club.”
David eventually settled in Florida. He had a great deal of interests including his family,
reading, tennis, pickleball, sailing, nature, gardening, and eating. He could fix anything
and he enjoyed telling curmudgeonly jokes. He loved being near the water.
Predeceased by his parents, Norbert and Edna Felix, he is survived by his children
Gretchen Felix and Earl David Felix, Jr. (Joseph Amundsen). He will be sorely missed by
his beloved grandchildren Connor and Chloe Orr, as well as his dear friend, Paula Burns.
David is also survived by his six brothers and sisters, Genevieve Solazzo (Michael,
deceased), Don (Maureen), Fred (Barbara), Maryanne Rendulic (Larry), Rose Blackwell
(Warren) and George (Linda).
If you would care to make a donation in his name, three issues that were close to
David’s heart are: ASPCA (www.aspca.org), USA Pickleball Association (www.usapa.org),
and the Wounded Warrior Project (www.woundedwarriorproject.org).
“With no thought of death I sing and drink,
Fall on the grass with arms out spread
And if I should die in this wide world,
Then I’ll die most happy to have lived.”