David Calvin Choate, died on February 27, 2021.He was 85 years old.

He was born in Jamaica, New York. He grew up in Queens New York with his mother Jessie and his father Wilbur. He had an older brother Warren, and sister Florence.

He graduated from Queens College with a B.S. in Accounting. He joined the Army, and was a veteran of the Korean War. In August of 1960 he married Dolores Marzullo. And they had two children, a daughter Maureen and a son Michael.  In 1961 he joined the New York City Police Department and retired as a Sergeant from the department in 1982. 

He was very active in his church at Saint John’s in Lynbrook, New York. He was very involved with his family, and was a coach for many sports for his children including tennis, basketball, baseball, and softball. He loved sports, and knew all about the teams in professional sports!!

He got remarried to Frances Swanson in 1984. They spent many years in their home, and loved living in Pinehurst. As he said: “she brought out the best in me”. They made many friends in Pinehurst, and enjoyed the friendship of their wonderful neighbors.

He moved to Pinehurst, North Carolina in January 1988. They designed and built a wonderful home near lake Pinehurst, and had many family members come to visit them.

In 1992 they joined McDonalds Chapel, and were very active in their church community.

In 2014 he moved to Fox Hollow Assisted Living in Pinehurst. He made many friends and received wonderful care there. He enjoyed living at Fox Hollow, and loved playing cards and bingo whenever possible. One of the friends he made while living there was Linda and her family.

He is predeceased by his wife Frances, brother Warren, sister Florence, and son Michael.

He is survived by his daughter Maureen, grandson William, granddaughter Meredith, and all of Frances’s children.

Online condolences may be made at www.bolesfuneralhome.com.

Services entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines.

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