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David Vincent Sciabaras

December 28, 1936 - September 04, 2022
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Kyle Briggs

Avenidas Funeral Chapel

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David Vincent Sciabaras

December 28, 1936 - September 04, 2022

David V Sciabaras, 85, passed peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones after an exciting day, which included a flight around the area he lived, on 9/4/22.

Dave was born in Chicago, Illinois, to David and Mary. He resided most of his life in the Chicago suburbs, but spent his last years basking in the desert sunshine in Goodyear, AZ.

Dave had an entrepreneurial spirit. Among his many ventures were a nightclub during the height of disco’s popularity and a manufacturing company. He was perhaps best known as a Harley Davidson dealer, which he was for over twenty years. Many people started out as Dave‘s customer or employee but became life long friends.

Dave pursued many hobbies over the years. Motorcycling, including racing in enduros and hill climbs in his younger years. Flying. In his thirties he got his pilot license. Scuba diving. Skeet shooting. Boating.  

Dave loved being on the water, in boats big and small, motor and sail. He made many, many trips north with his runabout boat for family fun on Lake Nokomis. He took a yacht, as first mate, from Chicago to Florida via the Mississippi. Another time, he made the trip from Chicago to Florida via the St. Lawrence Seaway and down the east coast. Switching motor for sail, he once sailed from Florida to the Bahamas.   

Dave was an early adopter of technology and delighted in sharing the latest with those around him.  

Dave could start a conversation with anyone and was a great listener. He was a father figure/mentor to many.

Dave loved to see people enjoying themselves, and often used his sense of humor to ensure they did.  

At home Dave could be found watching The History Channel, flying airplanes on his computer, reading on a wide variety of subjects and assembling LEGO‘s.

Dave considered himself lucky to have shared his life with two amazing women. His wife of 40 years, Patsy Anne, with whom he shared the joys and tribulations of raising five children, as well as countless other adventures; and his partner for the past twenty two years, Sharon Swanson, with whom the adventures continued.

He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Mary, his brother Tony, and his beloved wife Patsy Anne.

Dave is survived by:  His partner, Sharon Swanson. His children. David, MaryJo Stern (Steve), Kenny, Michael (Trisha Hendry) and Victoria Cassingham (Gene). Six grandchildren. Torie Lange, Dekota Sciabaras, Tyler Rowan, Michael D and RaeAnne Sciabaras and Eden Cassingham. One great grandson, Jason Joseph Lange.

A Celebration of Life will be held in Illinois at a later date.  

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Joella Billapando I was introduced to David by my good high school friend, Patsy Niemec. When my boyfriend, Buddy, (Ray) met him, it was obvious we were all going to be friends for life.......that's just how it was...to know him was to love him. We both got married around the same time and had larger than normal families and would get together whenever we could. To say the least, Patsy and Dave were always fun to be with and always opened their home to us. My first motorcycle ride was with David and my second was with Patsy in her sidecar. Dave honored us by becoming our daughter, Nicole's "Godfather" and what's better than an Italian Godfather? He will be missed by our family and we look forward to his memorial in Illinois. God bless!
2 months ago

Jo Lynn Theobald David was loved by all who met him! I had the great pleasure if meeting David not long after my daughter, Kelsey, moved from Illinois to Phoenix, AZ. David & Sharon spent an entire day taking my 3 kids & I out for a ride in his side-by-side, hanging out together & then out to the Organ Stop for dinner. He was such a warm old soul & even though we had just met I felt we'd known him our entire lives! I knew he lived life to the fullest & never missed an opportunity to enjoy the little things in life. We could all hope to be like David! The world is a little darker without the bright light of this kind soul.
3 months ago

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