David H. Brugh

David H. Brugh

May 12, 1945 ‐ May 13, 2021
David H. Brugh
Birthplace: Salem, Ohio Resided In: North Ridgeville, Ohio

David Brugh, age 76, passed away May 13, 2021.  David was the loving husband of Linda, father of Lisa Mowchan (Matt) and Heather Facaros (Sam), grandfather of David, Patrick, Ryan and Samantha, and brother of Thomas Brugh (Barb).  David was born May 12, 1945 in Salem, Ohio to Elizabeth (nee Baker) and Hiram Brugh.  He graduated from Beaver Local Schools.  It was when he moved to Cleveland and sold men’s furnishings at Richman Brothers that he and Linda met.

In 1967, David joined the U.S. Navy Reserve. Active duty was spent on an ammunition ship, the USS Nitro, in the Mediterranean Sea.  David returned home to Linda and a 17-month-old daughter, Lisa, and in 1972 they welcomed their second daughter, Heather.

Home ownership began for the Brugh family in Westlake, Ohio where David was involved in Town Criers and as a Republican ward leader.

David’s professional life focused on the automotive industry where he developed an expertise in dealer sales, management and ownership for various car manufacturers. The culmination of David’s career in the industry was in the 1990’s when he and Linda lived in England, where he coordinated lease training for the Ford Motor Company sales force throughout Europe.

David enjoyed a long relationship with Dover Congregational United Church of Christ in Westlake. He served as moderator under Reverend Rudy Thomas and was on the search committee to choose Reverend Scott Patterson and most recently Reverend Keith Stuart.  David’s remains will be placed in the Dover Church columbarium. 

David was an avid golfer beginning with his high school golf team. During his business travels, he enjoyed playing courses across the U.S. and Europe. Retirement allowed him to teach golf lessons at Meadowood Golf Course in Westlake. He also enjoyed playing golf with his grandchildren and organizing annual golf outings for the family.

David and Linda have lived in the Pioneer Ridge Del Webb community in North Ridgeville since 2009. Over the years David served on the Design Review and Building and Grounds committees and as secretary for the Investment Club.  He also found a creative outlet in the Photography Club. 

David had a remarkable life.  His kind and giving nature touched many.  He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be sent to Dover Congregational UCC or the Arbor Day Foundation. A private service will be held.


Guest Comments

Nancy Kavulic
Medina

Linda, I just heard about dear dave. I'm so sorry for your loss. One of the nicest guys we knew. God bless h

Andreas Niehues
Gevelsberg Germany

I had the honor, the privilege and the joy of getting to know Dave an working with him on various projects across europe. He lived for his family, colleagues, company and was full of enthusiasm for people and his profession. With exemplary commitment and a strong sense of responsibility, he has always been committed to the people and our values within the company.

I can say that the time spent together with him enriched my life and had a lasting impact on my professional development as a consultant. A true gentleman and simply a fine guy! I'm thinking very hard of his wife right now, in prayer I'm close to the family. My sympathy goes out to the whole family. I will always hold Dave in honorable memory.

Paul Bennett
Cheltenham - England

I had the pleasure to work with Dave on the Ford contract in UK & Europe. Dave was a warm and caring individual for whom I had much respect. With sincere condolences to his family at this difficult time.

Mervyn Wood
Wimauma Florida

So sad, great work friend and colleague… our thoughts and prayers are with Linda and family…

Joe LaRiccia
Stoneham, MA

Dave was a real class act and above all a gentleman. He will be sorely missed. Condolences to all his family.

RIP Dave.

Gilbert Ray Simpson
Fruitland Park, Fl.

Linda, I just heard of Dave's death.so sorry to hear this. Had a lot of respect for him. He was a real gentleman. May he rest in peace. Again, you have my condolences.

David Krier
Las Vegas, NV

Dave was always a gentleman and a class act. He will be missed but obviously God was in need of his skills.

Peyton T. ( Teddy ) Stephens
Palm Springs , Ca,

My Deepest Condolences to a Beautiful Family.

Dave was my Mentor and Friend, we called him “ The Voice of Reason “

I will miss him….

Teddy

Joe Smith
Naples, FL

Linda … I am so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing; Dave was a great friend and mentor, he had the unique ability to put things in their proper perspective. I will always remember the good times we spent together. He will be deeply missed by everyone he knew. You and your family have my deepest condolences.

JAMES KINSELLA
Orlando, FL

So very sorry to hear this sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with Dave and his entire family

Dale Chalker
Macungie, Pa

Please accept our sincerest sympathies. David was always very kind to our family and we know that he will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Loreen Flesher
North Ridgeville

Dave will be missed, by all at Dover Congregational UCC. Hoping that wonderful memories help ease the pain. He was an inspiration to all, and always such a gentleman.
Wishing Linda and the family, comfort and a sense of peace.

Bob and Nancy Stanley
NORTH RIDGEVILLE, OH

Dear Linda and family,

Our condolences on your loss. I always enjoyed talking with Dave, remembering mutual acquaintances, or playing a round of golf with him. Dave was a very personable man who was well respected in the community.
Sincerely,
Bob and Nancy Stanley

Bob and Nancy Stanley
NORTH RIDGEVILLE, OH

Dear Linda and family,

Our condolences on your loss. I always enjoyed talking with Dave, remembering mutual acquaintances, or playing a round of golf with him. Dave was a very personable man who was well respected in the community.
Sincerely,
Bob and Nancy Stanley

Bob and Barbara Beech Family
North Olmsted, ohio

David was a welcome addition to the family the moment we met him. He was a warm, pleasant person and will be missed by us all. You shared so many memories with him Linda and have those to bring some small comfort to you. Love and condolences to you, Linda and your family

Bob and Barbara Beech Family
North Olmsted, ohio

David was a welcome addition to the family the moment we met him. He was a warm, pleasant person and will be missed by us all. You shared so many memories with him Linda and have those to bring some small comfort to you. Love and condolences to you, Linda and your family

Frank & Linda Krupka
Pioneer Ridge

Dave was a great guy and good friend.
He will be missed.
Sincere condolences to Linda and her family.

Kathy Petit
North Ridgeville, Oh

Linda,

So sorry to hear of Dave's death. May he rest in peace. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Dodie & Larry David
Marine City, MI

Our hearts are saddened and we shall miss David a great deal. Our love and prayers to Linda, Lisa, Heather and family.

Pioneer Investors
North Ridgeville

Speaking for the Pioneer Investors we would like to express our condolences for the loss of Dave. He was a member of the Pioneer Investors since 2010 and served as our Secretary for many years. We can truthfully say that he is irreplaceable as no one has taken his office. He was a joy to know and work with. He will be missed by all. May he rest in peace.

Tom and Kathleen Egan
Pioneer Ridge

Deepest condolences to the entire family.
He will be greatly missed.
Rest in Peace Dave.

Cindy Cilimburg Medema
Poolesville, MD

What wonderful memories I have as a member of Dover UCC and family friend. Dave Brugh was a kind man with a gentle soul. He will be missed by many. Much love to Linda, Lisa, Heather and families.

Lanni Lantery & Barbara Whit
Cleveland Hts, OH

Our heartfelt condolences to Linda and all of David’s Family
He lived a rich live and he will not be forgotten.

Bill and Rosemary Yirava
North Ridgeville, Ohio

Linda: We are saddened to learn of Dave's passing. Our condolences to you and to the family. May his memory be eternal.

Bill and Rosemary Yirava

Gary and Debby Hoffman Smith
Salem, Ohio

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

Eileen and John Snyder
North Ridgevile, Ohio

Dear Linda and family,
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. David will be missed by all in this community.
We will keep you in our prayers.

Jim Thrall
South Lyon, MI

My deepest sympathies and condolences to Linda, Lisa, Heather and the rest of the family. Dave was a great guy and I have many fond memories of him and all of you. He will be truly missed.

Beverly Schmittgen
Pioneer Rdige

Dear Linda, I'm sending deepest sympathy on the loss of your soulmate! I was truly surprised to receive the news of David's passing. May the love of your family and friends help sustain you at this difficult time. My loving thought are with you. Bev

Jim and Rochelle Courtney
North Ridgeville, Ohio

Linda, we are very sorry to hear of Dave passing, may he RIP. Prayers for you and your family.

Tom & Gloria Smith
North Ridgeville OH

Linda and family, we are so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing and will miss him in our community. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Dennis and JoAnn Jonke
North Ridgeville

Linda, we were so very sorry to hear of Dave's passing. We were unaware that he was so ill. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.

Tom and Marilyn Lucas
North Ridgeville, OH

Linda, our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
David will be missed by all. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.

Al and Diane Seman
North Ridgeville

Our deepest condolences to the entire Brugh family. Dave will be missed by all that knew him.

Edie and Greg Dore
Pioneer Ridge

God's perfect timing....David was called home through the mercy and love of Christ. He shall be missed by those who remain but we live with the promise of being together one day again for all eternity . Blessings to the family!!

John & Kathy Quien
North Ridgeville, Ohio

Linda, We are so very sorry! What a great guy David was.! Our prayers and thoughts will be with you!

Mike Boytim

Dave will surely be missed. Deepest condolences to the entire Brugh family

Pat & Carl Filipiak
North Ridgeville

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family, Linda. My heart goes out to you at this most difficult time. Please know that you are in my prayers.

K Mike & Lavon Westfall
N Ridgeville , Ohio

May God show you his love and help you through this time of sorrow

Claire and Gene Stair
North Ridgeville, Ohio

Our heartfelt condolences Linda! I had no idea Dave was ill. Praying for you and your family.

Bill and Charlotte fecht
NORTH RIDGEVILLE

Dave was a very thoughtful and kind person, he was a joy to converse with on many subjects. Charlotte and I offer our most sincere sympathies to the family.

Dick and Carol Luff
North Ridgeville

Our very deepest sympathy to you Linda and your family during this very difficult time. We will keep Dave, you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

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