STILLWATER - David M. Mehan, 51, of Meehan Rd, died Thursday, Aug. 3rd at Glens Falls Hospital, after a yearlong courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
Born in Troy, Feb 2, 1972, son of Maureen O’Malley and the late David “Pinky” Mehan, Dave was a 1990 graduate of Stillwater Central School and graduated from College of St. Rose with a Master’s Degree in education. Dave was an elementary school teacher in the Schuylerville School District for 27 years, retiring due to his health last year.
Dave was very active in his community and schools, as a soccer coach at Stillwater and Schuylerville schools, and a modified track and field coach at Schuylerville. A sportsman, Dave was a member of the Sawyer Ridge Hunting club, enjoyed ice fishing and hiking. He was proud of his flower and vegetable gardening, sharing his harvest with family and friends, maple syruping, was an amateur brew master, and shared with all. He had a true love for music and was a guitar player and singer for years with the Meehan Road band. Dave was very proud of his Irish heritage, was a diehard Red Sox and Pittsburgh Steeler fan. He had a huge heart and an unmatched sense of humor.
Survivors include his loving mother Maureen Mehan, proud father of Garrett Patrick Mehan and Molly Kathryn Mehan, loyal brother of Michael (Colleen) Mehan and their boys Ryan and Brennan of Rochester, his years long companion Denise Martin of Stony Creek, canine and feline pals Wiggins and Basil, along with aunts, uncles, cousins and their families, along with his school teaching partners and friends.
A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday at 11 AM at DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, 39 So. Main St., Mechanicville, with burial to follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Stillwater. Calling Hours at the Funeral Home on Monday from 4-7 PM.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to a future established scholarship fund for the Schuylerville School system to the attention of James Ducharme or for Pancreatic Research, in loving memory of David M. Mehan.