David H. Brugh
David H. Brugh
May 12, 1945 ‐ May 13, 2021
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.