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David  Pace

David F. Pace

Sunday, November 21st, 1937 - Sunday, September 27th, 2020
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Obituary

Springfield, Maine - David F. Pace, 82, “Pop Pop”, passed away peacefully on September 27, 2020 at Penobscot Valley Hospital in Lincoln, ME.

Dave was born on November 21, 1937 in Somerset, NJ to the late Howard & Ruth Pace. Dave grew up in Mansfield Twp., NJ graduating from Hackettstown High School in 1957. He was a member of the HS Tiger’s football team.

Dave had a passion for racing and was a stock car driver from the early 1950’s to the early 1980’s. A truck driver until his retirement in 2002. He was of the Methodist faith. A past member of the Tri-County Fire Department.

His love of Maine was shared by his wife Pat and they moved to Springfield, ME in 1977. A Special thank you to his closest friends who have been more like family; Chris Ham (Sandy), Jimmy Rideout.

He was an avid racing sports fan and loved watching his New England Patriots play. He enjoyed ice fishing and hunting. Dave loved spending time with friends and family. He was always the life of the party and will be greatly missed. Dave is survived by his loving wife Patricia; his daughters, Kathleen Perry (Richard), Bonnie Thompson (Brett), Robin Soule (Rodney); his sons, Robert Hager and David Pace, Jr. (Lisa); a sister, Ruth Piancone; 12 Grandchildren; 7 Great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and his faithful dog Dixie.

Dave was preceded in death by a son, Gary Hager; a brother, Ralph Pace, close friends Jason Ham (Silvia), Less & Gene Lattig.

Services will be private for the immediate Family. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Dave’s name to the Ronald McDonald House.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Lamson Funeral Home, Clay Chapel, Lincoln, Maine.
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Melissa Savage

Posted at 04:30pm
Words will never explain how much our family will miss Pop. Always someone I count on to tell me like it is, whether you agreed or not. He always had such a passion and drive for everything that you loved: family, racing, fishing and Nan. His love for ice fishing will live on this year we teach our boys your favorite sport (besides racing) and I wish we could share our stories with you. I'm so glad my little boys got a chance to meet their pop pop and love you as much as I did. And I'll always cherish how highly you thought of John, it means the world to me that you loved him like family right from the start. He used to have this banner on his truck that said Riding on the edge, I'll never forget how he loved to make me laugh by driving a little fast when I was a kid. Also our journeys on your truck as a kid, my most cherished memories. I was so young I don't remember much but I know Im thankful for every single moment I spent with you. The comfort knowing that you aren't in pain anymore is the only thing keeping us going.
Keep it under 100 up there Pop, Give my dad a hug for me.
KE

Kathy Eick

Posted at 02:29pm
Words of Love, peace and comfort to our sister Pat and family.
Dave was and is a man full of life, love and compassion. He brought a smile to all who knew him and whose paths he crossed especially being on the road as a Truck driver. He was not only our brother but a friend whom we love and shared many conversations on the phone since we are so far away. We and he enjoyed talking about his passion for football (Go -NE Patriots)
and his NASCAR Races. We will definitely miss , him but he left behind so many wonderful memories especially when we visited him up North and had such fun with jokes and talks of family especially grandkids and great-grand kids.
We know he was growing tired and needed to rest so- Soar high with the Angels above and know your memory will forever be etched in our hearts. Big hugs to you Love Kathy and Frank
I ask the Lord for Peace and comfort to our brother and family. RIP Dave and God bless
PP

Phil Pace

Posted at 06:15pm
We send our sympathies and prayers to Cousin Dave' s family. Enjoyed going to Flemington, NJ. To see you race!
EJ

Ed Johnson

Posted at 11:05am
My sincere condolences to Pat and her family on Dave's passing. I miss the lunches with him and Pat, Sammy B. and Sandy R. at the 'Hotel'.
Ed J.
RJ

Ronald Jones

Posted at 07:17pm
Uncle Dave you will definitely be missed by me. We just spoke on the phone a few weeks ago and I was going to come visit you as we talked about. I will never forget the time when I was a kid and we were cutting wood and I said to you I thought I came up for vacation. I’ll never forget the smile on your face. The rides in your tractor trailer. When I was a kid I always looked up to you. You were a great man and I will never forget you.
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