David C. French, age 76, of Roaming Shores, OH, died Friday, July 23, 2021, at Lake West Hospital in Willoughby, OH.
He was born October 22, 1944, in Chelsea, MA, a son of Marion Chancy and Marian Aloma (Burns) French. A lifelong Andover area resident, David was a 1962 graduate of Andover High School. He went on to receive his Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Youngstown State University in 1968. David was a veteran having served as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. He owned and operated French's, Inc. and Valley Building Center in Andover and Geneva for almost 50 years. David was a long time member of the Andover First United Methodist Church where he served on several committees. He was a member of the Andover Rotary Club where he was instrumental in establishing the John Overly Recreation Park in Andover. He also was active in the Ashtabula County Growth Partnership; and he was a member of the Ashtabula County Builder's Association.
David is survived by his wife, Patricia A. (Zetts) French, whom he married November 23, 1967, of Roaming Shores, OH; his daughter, Michelle (Bryan) Cramp of Kirtland,OH; his son, David "D.C." (Angelina) French of Concord, OH; his daughter, Suzanne C. (Sherry) French of Independence, OH; his 6 grandchildren, Madelyn, Lexie, Jack, Allie, Alex, and Christian; 1 great granddaughter, Bexley; and his sister, Nancy (Ron) Kister of Ashtabula, OH. He is preceded in death by his parents.
Calling hours will be held on Saturday, July 31, 2021, from 1:00 until 4:00 PM at Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service, 134 Prospect St., Andover, OH. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, PO Box 207, Andover, OH 44003. Those wishing to share a fond memory or condolence may visit www.baumgardnerfuneralhome.com