David Nicholas Meccariello

October 21, 1943 - May 29, 2016
David Nicholas Meccariello

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David Nicholas Meccariello of Williamsburg passed away unexpectedly on Sunday May 29, 2016, at the age of 72. David was born on October 21, 1943 in Sharon, Connecticut and raised in Pine Plains, NY where he attended Pines Plains Central School.

David enlisted in the United States Navy in March, 1963 as a Gunner’s Mate Technician and served four Honorable years of active military service. After proudly serving his country, he continued working for the military as a civilian at the Yorktown Naval Weapons Station, in Yorktown, VA for 39 years upon his retirement in 2006. Never an idle man, he went back to work at Governor’s Land as a Mechanic until May, 2016. In addition to spending time with his wife (33 years) and family, who he deeply cherished, David was an avid landscaper and gardner throughout his life and a conservationist who loved nature. He was known as a man with a big heart, volunteering his time with the Boy Scouts of America as a Webelos leader of Pack 105, Scoutmaster of Troop 105, assisting with York River State Park’s “Clean the Bay”, and Unit Commissioner of the Colonial District. He also assisted with numerous missions with Williamsburg United Methodist Men for disaster relief.

David was preceded in death by his parents, Giacomo Meccariello Sr., and Ann Hoppner as well as his sister Pamela. Survivors include, his wife Cheri Meccariello; 5 children, Michael Gay Jr., Nichole Babcock (Mark), Jacqueline Caper (Omer), Patric Jones (Nathan Sr.), and Patrick Gay (Melissa); brothers, Jack Meccariello Jr., Herman Meccariello, and Kenneth Meccariello; and 17 grandchildren. He also leaves behind nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.

We will miss you so much dad. You were known for all your composure, loyalty, unquestionable integrity, incredible work ethic, care, and compassion. A celebration of life will be held on Monday June 6, 2016, at 11:00 AM at Bucktrout Funeral Home, 4124 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188. In his memory, memorial contributions may be made to the Boy Scouts of America, Colonial Virginia Council, 11834 Canon Blvd., Newport News, VA 23606 or the Hospice House of Williamsburg, 4445 Powhatan Parkway, Williamsburg, VA 23188.



Monday, June 6, 2016

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  • June 03, 2016
    Patrick and Melissa Gay says:
    You will be missed. We love you.

  • June 04, 2016
    Jackie Capar says:
    Dad, you taught me the value of honesty and hard work. I know you were always proud when others praised you for my work ethic. I have always been a little envious of how easily plants and flowers thrive under your careful attendance. Your garden was a magical place that holds many fond memories--from the corn-stalk houses you would build for Nickie and I to play in, to the eggplants you grew for Grandma, even though she was the only one who liked them. Dad, you were a frugal man but never with love, compassion, or empathy. Even though geographically we may be far away from one another, you are a part of my life and world. You will always be carried within my heart and close to me. Love always, Jackie

  • June 05, 2016
    Omer Capar says:
    I have known David for 16 years. He was always a good friend and father. He loved to describe everything happening in his life in a humorous way, even his problems. I believe he helped everybody he knew without expecting any favor back. I was in Norfolk and I had to move to my apartment in a couple of days. When I called him, he came to help me without any hesitation. Then I had to deal with my old car before I left the USA. David helped me to transfer the title and he took a picture me and my old car and he said, ‘‘You are gonna miss your car, Omer. This is your last memory with your car. ’’ He was always a great help when I needed assistance with my own problems. He loved all his kids and liked to spoil them and his grandkids. It is very sad to say, but a part of our fun-loving side will be gone with this great guy. We will be missing you David.

  • June 06, 2016
    Jon S. Anderson says:
    Sorry to hear of Dave's passing he was a unique person that I enjoyed being around and working with. Dave and I worked with each other for many years at the Naval Weapons Station in the various position that we filled. We both learned alot about DR's, MRB's, SDR's, QDR's, etc. When I got promoted to Quality Assurance Specialist, Dave taught me what it meant to be a great QAS. Dave always stressed attention to detail in his work and made sure I did the same. This trait has extended into all aspects of my life. Dave was always trying new things, and how we all enjoyed watching you eat your oatmeal and cayenne pepper breakfasts. (the red faces, the sweat beads on your forehead). We also enjoyed having to learn to work/type on a computer (something new to all of us at the time). Dave you will be missed by all of QAS's of the world. Your attention to detail will be missed by all of us. Heaven has a better handle on Quality now that you are there.

  • June 07, 2016
    Bridget Huckabee says:
    Sorry to hear about Dave's passing. We worked together at the WPNSTA when we got thrown together to form a new department. He was always so patient with me when I asked millions of questions about quality, because I came from Industrial Engineering. He was a good man. Prayers to the family.