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David R. Chase​

SHARON — David R. Chase Jr., 69, of Amenia Union Road, passed peacefully Dec. 4, 2020, at home, surrounded by his family.

David was born July 18, 1951, in Sharon, the son of Alice (Cookingham) and David Chase Sr. 

David graduated from Oliver Wolcott Technical School. He was born and raised on the family farm, which he continued working on after graduation. Farming was David’s passion in life. 

He spent many years working at Lime Rock Park and Sharon Hospital. 

He enjoyed many years volunteering on the Sharon Fire Department and Ambulance Squad.

Dave shared great times at NASCAR races, and was the founding father of Camp Chase. Growing up a farmer, he enjoyed working the Chase Farm land his whole life. This past summer, David became the Dahlia Dad, tending the field in his backyard.

He is survived by his daughters, Stephanie Chase of North Canaan and Allison Chase of Dover Plains; his brother, Wallace Chase and his wife, Sheila, of Sharon; and his companion, Colleen Hurst, of Sharon. He leaves behind a niece and nephews, whom he adored. 

He was predeceased by a sister, Sandra Pilares.

A graveside service was celebrated Dec. 9 at the Boland Cemetery next to the Chase Farm. Arrangements are under the care of the Kenny Funeral Home in Sharon. 

The family would like to thank the Smilow Cancer Center, especially Dr. Talsania, and all the nurses for their caring support.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sharon Volunteer Ambulance, P.O. Box 357, Sharon, CT 06069.

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