David Paul, "Dave", Auclair answered the ultimate call to duty
January 2, 2012, and became a warrior Marine in God's service. Dave was born
June 27, 1947 in Providence, Rhode Island to Maurice Eli Auclair and Grace
Philips Auclair (of Worcestershire, England).
Dave lived in many places as he was a "military brat". Some of his
fondest memories were made living on Cape Cod, as well as in Florida and France.
But, he considered Texas "his" home.
Dave proudly served in the United States Marine Corps, including a tour of duty
in Vietnam. After moving to Houston, Dave graduated from North Harris Montgomery
County Community College with a degree in business, which he successfully
combined with a technical project management career. However, Dave's proudest
achievements were his 3 children.
Dave never stopped being a Boy Scout, always making sure his family was
protected and well cared for. He loved the outdoors, especially hunting, camping
and fishing. And oh how Dave loved to cook, proud of having "the house that
food built"! He was active in the American Legion, serving many years as
Adjutant of Post 654. Dave was ruthless at card games; and he was an excellent
player. In addition, he loved animals and supported animal rescue, as most of
his pets were rescues. Dave was also a member of Chapelwood United Methodist
Church (especially the kitchen ministry).
Dave was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Vivienne
McKitrick; his son Richard Auclair of Houston; his daughter Laura Auclair Piper
and her husband Bill Piper of Waxahachie, Texas; his daughter Karen Auclair and
grandsons Aidan and Drew Edison, all of Sugar Land, Texas; his sister Cindy
Pallotti of Melbourne, Florida; and his sister Lori Mundy of Palm Bay, Florida.
Dave will be greatly missed, lovingly remembered and never forgotten by his
family and those who knew him. Let the angels rejoice, as our beloved husband,
father, son, brother, grandfather and uncle is among them!
Visitation will be Thursday, January 5, 2012 from 5-8 pm at Earthman Resthaven
Funeral Home and Cemetery, 13102 North Freeway, Houston, Texas 77060. A service
to celebrate Dave's life will be held Friday, January 6, 2012 at 12:30 pm at
Earthman Resthaven Funeral Home, with the internment service following.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial donations in Dave
Auclair's name, to the charity of your choice.