Port Huron, MIDavid Hugh Lavelle, 83, of Port Huron, passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2012 after a long illness.
He was born July 2, 1928 in Gladstone, Michigan to the late Lawrence and Stella Lavelle. He married Mary Ann Cooper on December 12, 1959 in Boise, Idaho.
David graduated from Gladstone High School in May 1946. After graduation, he served three years in the U.S. Air Force in San Antonio, Texas and Anchorage, Alaska. After he was discharged from the Air Force, he attended Michigan Technological University and graduated in 1956 with degrees in Mechanical and Civil Engineering. He worked for Morrison-Knudsen Company in Boise for 18years and then worked for Bechtel Corporation in San Francisco for 25 years. While employed with Morrison-Knudson and Bechtel, he worked on several construction projects in the U.S. and also in Asia and England.
After retiring, David bought 40 acres of land near Indian River, Michigan for a hunting camp where he could pursue his love of fishing and hunting. He especially enjoyed the hunting trips he took with his son to Idaho, Arizona and Nova Scotia, and the rafting trip through the Grand Canyon that he took with his daughter.
David was a hard worker, but also enjoyed his hobbies. In addition to the hunting, fishing and travelling, he enjoyed camping, playing golf, and helping family in any way that he could. David and Mary Ann were members of St. Stephen