David (Dave) Mucci, of Naperville, formerly of Ottawa, passed away on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at Edward Hospital in Naperville. Dave was 67.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am, Friday, September 28, 2018 at St. Francis Church with Rev. Corey Krengiel officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 pm, Thursday, September 27, 2018 at Ottawa Funeral Home, with prayers at 3:45. Burial will be in St. Columba Cemetery.
Dave was born July 8, 1951 in Ottawa to Eugene and Jane (Rossiter) Mucci. He married Patricia Halm on June 30, 1973, at St. Columba Church. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from ISU and his Master’s Degree from NIU. He worked in sales for Stephens-Adamson in Aurora for 17 years. Following his sales career, he taught industrial technology at Hill Middle School, District 204, in Naperville/Aurora, from which he retired. He coached soccer, wrestling, and football. In his spare time, he had fun hunting, fishing, bartending, woodworking, playing his accordion for family and friends, and singing. He also enjoyed sports and played soccer in college. In addition, he loved cheering for the University of Iowa Hawkeyes and the Chicago Cubs. Dave loved being around people and telling stories.
He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Patti; one son, Matt (Marinda) Mucci of Troy, Ohio; his mother, Jane Mucci of Ottawa; two sisters, Jean (Joe) Murry and Julie (Marty) Wheatland, both of Ottawa; and a sister-in-law, Vicki Mucci of Ottawa. He is also survived by three nieces, Lauren, Courtney, and Jenna; five nephews, Patrick, Dan, Casey, Shane, and Chris; and two cats, Sanford and Delilah.
David was preceded in death by his father, Eugene; and his brother, Don Mucci.
Pallbearers at the burial service will be the following friends: Bert Gyllin, Ron Zoran, Michael Popp, Mark Truckenbrod, Corey Duzan, and Paul Elliott.
Memorials may be directed to the Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Research Foundation at 415 Crossways Park Drive, Suite D, Woodbury, NY 11787, or to the MDS Foundation at 4573 South Broad Street, Suite 150, Yardville, NJ 08620.
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