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David A. Wheeler Sr.

CANAAN — David A. Wheeler Sr., 84, of West Main Street died Feb. 3, 2022, at the Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

He was the husband of the late Evelyn V. (Schufelt) Wheeler, who passed on Nov. 11,  2021. David and Evelyn were married for 62 years.

David was born Dec. 19, 1937, in Sharon, son of the late Margaret (Hanley)  and John Wheeler.

David was employed by The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville. He worked for the school for 33 years as a custodian.

After retiring from there he began a 14-year employment at the North Canaan Elementary School as a custodian. David loved to work, but in his free time he enjoyed time at home with Evelyn, his dog, and watching television.

He is survived by his children, Trudy Dennis of East Canaan, Lois Derwin of Canaan, Muriel Cassidy of South Carolina and David Wheeler Jr. of Long Island, N.Y.; his brother, Gerald Wheeler of Ancram, N.Y., his sister, Joan Wheeler; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his daughter, Robin Wheeler;  his granddaughter, Margaret Derwin; and his brother, John Wheeler.

Funeral services will be held later this year.  Memorial donations may be made to the Margaret Derwin Scholarship Foundation, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, 800 North Main St., Sheffield, MA 01257-9503.

Arrangements are under the care of the Newkirk-Palmer Funeral Home in North Canaan.

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