David's Story

MILFORD - David A. Georgia, Sr., 76, died January 18, 2015 in Florida with his family at his side. He was born May 1, 1938 in Hartford, CT the son of Samuel and Katherine (Kluntz) Georgia.

He grew up in CT where he served as an altar boy at St. Augustine's Church and School. As a young boy, David enjoyed the farm life with his parents and learned the value of hard work and family. David also learned to love the outdoors and spent many enjoyable hours hunting with his Uncle Jack, who joined David and his father on hunting trips to Maine. David served with the 43rd Infantry Division, 169th Battalion Company B of the Army National Guard. In 1956, David married the love of his life Mary (Roberts) David was an expert mechanic, and owned two repair stations. After hunting in Maine and befriending Junior Taylor of Indian Island, he and Mary decided to escape the fast pace of Connecticut and moved their growing family to Old Town in 1967. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, both fresh and salt water, snowmobiling and ATVing. He was an expert marksman and will be remembered as the "deer slayer". Later in life, he found his passion in golf, which he excelled at, taught lessons, and even made his own clubs. He will be fondly remembered at the Hampden Golf course. David worked in the woods and was one of the last to use horses to yard logs before securing a job at the mill in Old Town where he worked for 24 years. He owned and operated D.A. Georgia Construction with his three sons. He was a life time member of the Elks club.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years Mary; five children David Georgia Jr. and his companion Dawn Adams of Greenfield Twp, Michael Georgia and his wife Karen of Milford, Mark Georgia and his wife Rebecca of Milford, Antoinette "Toni" Meservey and her husband Barry of Milford, Katherine Georgia-St. Louis and her husband Brian of Milford; 12 grandchildren Danielle, Michelle, Savannah, Christopher, Corey, Brady, Nicholas, Aimee, Benjamin, Samantha, Cody, and Natalie; twin great grandchildren Maximus and Molly and one more is on the way; a sister Diana Meizinger and her husband Joe of Punta Gorda, FL, aunts Angie Kluntz of Seabastin, FL and Lillian Barnes of Seabring, FL, special friends Chuck and Nina Bismark of Bradenton, FL, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and his uncle Jack Kluntz who taught him the love of the outdoors.

A Celebration of David's life will be conducted 1PM Saturday February 21, 2015 at the Birmingham Funeral Home 438 Main St Old Town. Following the service, a memorial reception will be held at the Elks Lodge, Fourth St Ext., Old Town. In reverence for David's love of the outdoors, and the traditions of hunting, fishing and respect of nature that he passed down to his children, memorial contributions may be made to Maine Youth Fish and Game Association P. O. Box 337 Stillwater, ME 04489 www.maineyouthfishandgame.org
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