David Andrew Green

December 29, 1980 - October 19, 2013

12/29/1980 - 10/19/2013

David Andrew Green, 32, of Benwood, WV died Saturday, October 19, 2013 at home.
He was born in Glen Dale, WV on December 29, 1980.
David was a 1999 graduate of Bishop Donahue High School, where he played football, baseball and wrestled. He was employed at CSX Railroad, where he was a conductor; a Catholic by faith; a member of the American Legion Post # 46 of Benwood; a member of the Grim Reapers; member of the Benwood Volunteer Fire Department and their Search and Rescue Team; a private contractor in Iraq for two years; worked as an EMT Emergency room Tech. at OVMC; and was a U.S Marine, Operation Enduring Freedom Veteran. He loved his two dogs, Harley and Dyna, was an avid Pittsburgh Steeler fan, loved motorcycles, hunting and spending time with his three nieces.
David was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Mary and Felix Green; maternal grandparents, Clarence “Iron Head” and Nancy Butts; uncle, Robert Green and aunt, Debbie Green.
He is survived by his father, Greg Green and friend, Cathy Bartlett of Benwood; mother, Karen Green and fiancé, Bill McLane of Bellaire, OH; sister, Lorrie Paul Spigarelli of Bellaire; brother, Greg Kimberli Green of Shadyside, OH; three nieces, Grace, Greta and Gabrielle; special friend, Megan Simpson of Martin’s Ferry, OH; several aunts, uncles, cousins, close friends and his two dogs, Harley and Dyna.
Friends will be received at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Avenue, Moundsville Tuesday, October 22, 2013 from noon until 8pm and again on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 from 10am until the time of the funeral service at noon with the Moundsville Honor Guard conducting military services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at altmeyer.com.

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7 years ago

“The bonds of love endure. God grant you and your family peace and acceptance and hold you tenderly in His care until you are together again.”

Bill Timko
7 years ago

Always proud to call you not only my teammate but friend. Sorry we lost touch. Great memories of all those trips to the tournaments and games. Gonna miss ya bud. Prayers to family and friends.

Kim Starkey Pelley
7 years ago

David will be missed by so many. He was a very good young man and very well liked. He had the most beautiful blue eyes and smile and I have never heard of hm doing any wrong. He is our hero and I know that God has welcomed him into heaven and that his anguish is over and he is in a place where he is eternally happy with so much good knowledge and beauty. I know how much love he had for his dogs because dog is God spelled backwards, your faithful companions that love you no matter what.

My prayers are with all of you.


MaryJo Zacchini Kurko
7 years ago

Dear Karen, Lorrie and families: It is with the saddest heart I read of Dave’s passing and I am so sorry to hear of it. May God comfort and console you now and especially later on when you are truly grieving in the horrible loss of this fine young man. I did not know him but I know you and anyone that has lost a young vibrant person becomes touched with remorse at their death. God be with all of you. Your neighbor and friend,

MaryJo Zacchini Kurko

Belleview Heights,Bellaire, Ohio

Jeanie Weisal-Reed
7 years ago

Deepest Sympathy to the family, Megan And all Daves Reaper brothers and sisters. Such a great guy with sparkling eyes and a smile that lit up a room as did his personality. He will be sadly missed by so many. rest peacefully Dave and Ride safe in the arms of the Angels in heaven.

Eric Vavrock
7 years ago

Even though we were not bound by blood, I always thought of you as family. I miss you brother.


cheryl glatz
7 years ago

Fellow Marine

You fought for our flag, our country and for one another. Your loss will never be forgotten.

– Fellow Marine 2003-2007 and Bishop Donahue Alumni 2002

Rose Suraba Frasnelli
7 years ago

Greg & Karen – my heart is so heavy with sadness for you and your family. The video brought tears to my eyes. Such a handsome young man. May God send His Spirit to bring you comfort and peace at this most difficult time.

Denny+Lisa Wilson
7 years ago

Greg and family, You have our deepest sympathy at this very sad time. Thinking of you and your familiy and you will be in our prayers.

Frank & Barb Karnack
7 years ago

Greg, Lorrie and Families,

Don Sellers let me know about the passing of your son Dave. Please accept our sincere condolences during this time of sorrow and loss, but know that you all are on our minds, in our hearts and prayers. May GOD bless you all with peace, mercy, guidance and strength, in JESUS name!

Your friends, Frank & Barb Karnack

Nelson Acess
7 years ago

I am sorry for your loss. While I wasn’t a close friend, I still remember David. He was always friendly and worked hard, whether in the classroom or on the sports field. The world is poorer for his passing.

Katie Williams
7 years ago

I do not have a single memory of Dave where he isn’t smiling. My deepest sympathies for the Green family and all who were blessed to be a part of Dave’s life.

7 years ago

I feel ultimately blessed to have had the pleasure of working with you and knowing you. You truly brought smiles to all who knew you. Much love for a safe journey. Deepest Sympathy and love sent to Megan and Dave’s family.

Rhonda L. Williams Miss Iser
7 years ago

I was David’s teacher at Bishop Donahue. He was always such a wonderfully enthusiastic young man. So purposeful and fun loving. May God bless and keep you in this time of such deep sorrow. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Seth Yeater
7 years ago

I was just informed of Dave’s passing. I want to offer my deepest condolences. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Seth Yeater

Anna Zink
7 years ago

I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your son, David. I didn’t know about his death until I saw the magnificent turn-out for the funeral. He must have been a very much loved person. My prayers are with you at this time of sorrow.

Victor Canestraro
7 years ago

I wish to offer my deepest sympathy to the Green family for their loss of Dave. Although I didn’t know Dave as well as I knew Lori and Greg and their dad Tuffy, I’m sure he was a good person who I know came from good Benwood stock. My heart goes out to you.

Louise Ray
7 years ago

Karen – I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. You are in my thoughts.

Sue Ryncarz
7 years ago

Karen and family, I am so sorry for your loss. May God’s wonderful mercy help you during this difficult time. I will be praying for David and for your family.

Diana Grecoe
7 years ago


Words, however kind, can’t mend your heartache: but those who care and share your loss wish you comfort and peace. May you find strength in the love of family and in the warm embrace of friends.

With deepest sympathy,

Joe and Paula Peters
7 years ago

Karen, Greg and family: We were so very sorry to hear about your son David. You have our deepest sympathy.

Robin Stipetich
7 years ago

Karen, Tuffy and family,

Our hearts touch yours in this sad time. We are so sorry and will never forget Greenie. Heaven has just added to its beauty with Dave and his sparkling eyes and shining smile. Thanks for serving our country Dave.

Love and prayers,

Robin and Stip

Monica Branicky Schemp
7 years ago

Karen, Tuffy, and Family,

Was so sorry to learn of your loss. Please find comfort, at this difficult time, knowing he is safe and at peace with God.

With deepest sympathy,

Jonathan & Amy Niemiec
7 years ago

Karen, Tuffy, Greg, and Lori,

We were so sad to hear of Dave’s passing. We are happy to have many memories with Dave at BDHS. He was a great guy with a terrific sense of humor. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Lynn Kaminski
7 years ago

Karen,Bill, Danny and family,

My deepest sympathy. I am thinking of you and all your family and holding you in my prayers.

Gene & Patty Spigarelli
7 years ago

Lorrie and family, We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.

Rebecca Moses Oakland
7 years ago

Lorrie, Greg, and families,

I was deeply saddened to hear about Dave’s passing. No words can possibly begin to describe what you are going through. Please know that you are in the prayers of many, including my own. I am so extremely sorry for your loss. May God bless and comfort you, your family and all of his friends who loved and will cherish his memories forever.

James Taylor
7 years ago

Marine, it was an honor and a pleasure serving with you and you’ll be missed by many. My deepest condolences to the family and God Bless you all. Rest in peace my friend until we meet again.

Semper Fi,

MGySgt Taylor, JL/ Retired USMC

Main Street
7 years ago

May God bless and keep you in this time of such deep sorrow.

Mike Saporito
7 years ago

May God bless your family with healing, comfort and strength. You’re in my thoughts and prayers..

Cheryl J Skinner, Patriot Guard
7 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, may your memories of David Andrew Green give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your work on earth is done. I thank you for your service and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

David Andrew Green is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Juice and Kathy Kimble
7 years ago

Megan and the Green Family, we are so sorry for your loss,our thoughts and prayers are with you,he is in good hands with the Lord and at peace. may the lord bless you and keep you strong. cousins of megan, Juice and Kathy

Brian Blake
7 years ago

My deepest condolences to all of you in the Green Family.

Crystal Strobel
7 years ago

My deepest sympathies go out to the family.

Francie Brak-Myers
7 years ago

My The Lord take care of David and bless and look over you.

Jake Divjak
7 years ago

My thoughts are with your family during this hard time. My sincere condolences.

7 years ago





Mark and Chris Kerwood
7 years ago

Our hearts and prayers go out to the Green family. May God surround you with His angels in this time of sorrow and loss.

Barry Bullman-Pastoral Care -Vineyard Church
7 years ago

Sending love and prayers from your Vineyard Church family.

Amy Reasbeck Granato
7 years ago

To all family & friends of David:

I will cherish wonderful memories of David as his teacher at BDHS. Not only was he a joy in the classroom because of his orneriness and infectious smile, but also I enjoyed watching him play football. Know that his Bishop Donahue family will continue to pray for the repose of his soul and that he may rest in the peace of Christ. May God hold all of those who love David in the palm of His loving hand and give you all comfort during this most difficult time. David’s beautiful blue eyes and smile are lighting up heaven. Peace & prayers,

Dave, Judy, Chad Kociban
7 years ago

To family & friends

Words cannot express the sorrow & pain we feel for your family and Dave’s friends. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Chris Shepherd
7 years ago

To the family my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Mike Hupp
7 years ago

tuffy and family we are so sorry for your loss are thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Dave was a great Guy he will truly be missed by all who knew him

Kathy Nardone
7 years ago

Tuffy and Karen I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you. I remember him when he was in wrestling and Emil coached him. Please know that God is with your family and with David. May he rest in peace.

Donald Sawa
7 years ago

Tuffy and Karen,

We were devastated to hear about Dave’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers daily.

Tuffy, thanks for giving us the opportunity to spend time with you and Dave during the Super Bowl in Dallas. Our entire family enjoyed the trip to Fort Worth and all the fun we had. We hold many fond memories of Dave and his charismatic smile.

May God bless you and your family. Semper fi!

Kathy and Donald Sawa

Brock Sawa
7 years ago

Tuffy sorry for your loss!

We have great memories from partying like rock stars here in DALLAS for the Super Bowl and at JAMBO! Prayers sent from the Great State of Texas!

Love you buddy!

Brock and Emily Sawa

George and Elaine James
7 years ago

Tuffy, Karen and Family,

Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you at this difficult time. May God Bless!

Monica Melko
7 years ago

Tuffy, Karen and family, I wish I had the words to comfort you during this most difficult time. You are all in my prayers. He was always so fun to be around, and he will always have a place in our hearts. May God comfort you with your loving memories of David. With sincere sympathy. Monica Melko & family

Judie Richards Anderson
7 years ago

Tuffy, Karen, and Family,

I am so sorry for your loss. May your faith sustain you all at this time. He is in the arms of his loving grandparents and all those who have gone before him. I never met David but everyone I know speaks fondly of what a nice person he was. I know that Susan is watching out for him now.


Eric James
7 years ago

Tuffy, Karen, Lorrie, Gregory, and family…. I know there are not enought words that could possibly comfort you in all of this. Just wanted all of you to know that I am grateful for the time I spent with David in my years at Donahue. Not only was he a solid athlete, but he was a great young man who I am proud to have had the opportunity not only to coach, but to teach as well. My thoughts and prayers are with not only you the family, but also the hundreds of great friends that I know David had. Very sorry.