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David C Terhune

February 23, 1928 ~ February 16, 2018 (age 89)

SOUTHBURY - David Chittenden Terhune, 89, of Southbury, formally of Sandy Hook, passed away peacefully Friday, February 16, 2018 at The Lutheran Home of Southbury. He was the husband of Priscilla (Rogers) Terhune.

David was born February 23, 1928 in West Haven, the son of the late Harry and Ruth (Chittenden) Terhune.

He graduated from Daniel Hand High School in Madison in 1947. Attended the Allen School of Aeronautics in Hillsgrove, RI from May 1948 to May 1949. He received his aircraft and engine mechanic license in July of 1949 and his pilot’s license in November of 1949. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War as an aircraft and engine mechanic.

As a child he made balsa wood and paper aircraft models and his lifelong passion was to become an aircraft mechanic. He held an inspection authorization rating; this allowed him to return aircrafts to service after maintenance was completed. He worked as an inspection authorization aircraft and engine mechanic for 50 years. He owned and enjoyed flying an SNJ-4 and a Stinson 108.

He married Priscilla in Newtown Congregational Church on January 31, 1963. They were married for 54 years. He and Priscilla enjoyed the summer outdoor concerts and travelling together. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather; and happiest when surrounded by his family.

Besides his wife, he leaves his daughter Cindy (Terhune) Harrison, her husband Robert and their daughters Rebecca and Emily of Southbury. His son Paul Kolesnikoff of Port Angeles, WA and his daughter Anya of Los Angeles, CA. His daughter Laura (Terhune) Noddin and her husband Charles of Naples, FL. Their son William Noddin, his wife Julie of Oak Harbor, WA and their daughters Ainsley and Gabriella. Their son Gregory Noddin and his husband Choua of Apex, NC. His son Douglas Terhune, his wife Eleanor, their daughter Rachel and son Aaron of Danbury.

He was predeceased by his sisters, Jean (Terhune) D’Angio and Virginia (Terhune) Allen.

The family would like to say thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff at The Lutheran Home of Southbury for their wonderful care.

Funeral services will be Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 1:30 PM at St. James Lutheran Church, 111 Peter Road, Southbury. Burial will be Friday, February 23, 2018 at 11:00 AM with full military honors at the State Veterans Cemetery, 317 Bow Lane, Middletown. Arrangements by Munson-Lovetere Funeral Home, 235 Main St. North, Southbury.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his name would be appreciated and may be made to the Gustafson Memorial Scholarship, c/o St. James Lutheran Church, 111 Peter Road, Southbury.

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