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David J. Sears
December 18, 1945 - October 10, 2018

David J. Sears, 72, of 6706 Old State Road, Natural Bridge, died on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at the Carthage Area Hospital.

A son of the late Kenneth W. and Mary V. (Washburn) Sears, David was born on December 18, 1945, in Watertown.  A graduate of Carthage Central High School, he served in the Navy during the Vietnam War from 1965 to 1967.  On August 1, 1979, he married Donna M. Martin in Croghan.  For many years, he worked as a welder at Viking-Cives, Inc., in Harrisville.

He is survived by his wife, Donna M. Sears, of Natural Bridge, two daughters, Janet Sears, of Carthage, and Tracy Sears, of Harrisville; a son and his companion, Jason Sears and Teri Tyner, of Carthage, two step sons, David (Shannon) Yousey and Dale (Tasha) Yousey, all of South Carolina, eleven grandchildren; two sisters, Karen Huntley, of Syracuse, and Linette Sears, of South Carolina; and four brothers:  Michael Sears, of Schenectady, Kevin Sears, of Natural Bridge, Peter (Sherry) Sears, of Carthage, and Randall (Tracy) Sears, of Florida, as well as by many nieces and nephews.  He is predeceased by his step son, Eddie Yousey, and a brother, Kenneth Sears.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 14, 2018, at the Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home, Carthage, with Deacon Richard Staab officiating.  Calling hours will precede the services between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home, Carthage, New York, 2018.

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