Belmont, NY – David William McQueen, 46, passed away peacefully at home Aug. 18, 2017, following a courageous battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).
David was born Oct. 26, 1970, in Wellsville, N.Y., the son of William and Margaret (Lanphere) McQueen. He was a 1988 graduate of Scio Central School. He began his career at Dresser-Rand in Wellsville, and later worked for more than 16 years as a line technician for Verizon.
He is survived by his mother, Margaret (Ford) Easton of St. Petersburg, Fla.; three sisters, Sheryl (Dave) McIntire of Harrison Valley, Pa.; Sandra McQueen, and Debra (Michael) Quinn, both of Wellsville, N.Y..; several aunts and uncles; nieces, nephews, and cousins; his loving companion Michelle Webster of Belmont, N.Y., her children, and their son Steven.
David was predeceased by his father, William A. McQueen in 1991; his sister Rhonda Burrous in 2007, a brother in law James Burrous in 2017; maternal grandparents, Emerson and Doris (Engberg) Lanphere; paternal grandparents, Claude and Dora (Black) McQueen; and aunt, Bonnie (McQueen) Haberly.
An avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish, David traveled many places to pursue his passion, and was affectionately known by many nicknames, including “Queenie” and “Turkey Man” and “Fingers”. All who knew David will remember his larger-than-life personality and unforgettable spirit. In his own words, he “lived life in full color”. He will be dearly missed by his family and many close friends.
A celebration of life for David will be held at Island Park in Wellsville (Lagoon Pavilion) on Sunday, Aug 20. Friends are invited to gather with the family starting at 12:30, with a service being held at 2:00. Picnic reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hearts For ALS NY at 1899 South Ave., Rochester, NY, 14620; or to HARK at hark-als.org. To leave online condolences please visit www,embserfuneralhome.com.