David Rodney Dewar

December 12, 1955 ~ December 17, 2019 (age 64)

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David Rodney Dewar 64, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on December 17, 2019. David was born in Port Angeles, Washington on December 12, 1955 to Charles and Margaret Mary Dewar. He is deeply loved and will be missed every day by his family and friends.


He attended and graduated from North Central High School in the year 1974. After high school, David furthered his education at Glen Dow Academy of Hair Design in Spokane where he received a Cosmetology license. It was during those years of doing hair that he met Peggy, who would become his wife. David eventually settled in Bremerton with Peggy and was accepted in the Apprenticeship Program at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. He graduated from the Apprenticeship Program with an Associates in Technical Arts in Welding Degree in 1988. At Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, David worked as a welder and Tool Room Attendant for 32 years. One of his biggest goals was to retire and he accomplished this on May 1, 2015.


He was best known for being able to talk to anyone and to tell a story. He had a great sense of humor and made us all laugh. He was an incredibly hard worker and provided unconditionally for his family. David was a wonderful father and passed on his love of music, tennis, and humor to his children.


His favorite sports were playing tennis and basketball. He played tennis all through high school and was one of the best tennis players in Spokane at the time. He made the best chocolate chip cookies and loved all the holidays, especially Halloween and the 4th of July where he would spend hours preparing for the neighborhood event.


David is preceded in death by his mother Margaret Mary “GoGo” Dewar and his father Charles Rodney Dewar.


He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Peggy Dewar; daughter Lexi Neigel (son-in-law John Neigel), son Derek Dewar, sister Debbe Hirata, niece and nephew Gobe and Jason Hirata, and Aunt Virginia Such. David was also loved by an extended family of cousins and in-laws.


You will be forever missed and always in our hearts.


In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association,


Memorial Service
January 4, 2020

1:00 PM
Haven of Rest Chapel
8503 Hwy 16 NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98332

January 4, 2020

1:45 PM
Haven of Rest Reception Room
8503 Hwy 16 NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98332


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