David J. Sears, 72, Natural Bridge

NATURAL BRIDGE, NY — David J. Sears, 72, of 6706 Old State Road, Natural Bridge, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, at the Carthage Area Hospital.

Born Dec. 18, 1945 in Watertown, the son of the late Kenneth W. and Mary V. Washburn Sears, he was a graduate of Carthage Central High School. He served in the Navy during the Vietnam War from 1965 to 1967.

He married Donna M. Martin on Aug. 1, 1979 in Croghan.

David worked for many years as a welder at Viking-Cives Inc. in Harrisville.

He is survived by his wife, Donna M. Sears of Natural Bridge; two daughters, Janet Sears, Carthage, and Tracy Sears, Harrisville; a son and his companion, Jason Sears and Teri Tyner, Carthage; two step sons, David (Shannon) Yousey and Dale (Tasha) Yousey all of SC; 11 grandchildren; two sisters, Karen Huntley, Syracuse and Linette Sears of SC; four brothers, Michael Sears of Schenectady, Kevin Sears of Natural Bridge, Peter (Sherry) Sears of Carthage  and Randall (Tracy) Sears of FL; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a step son, Eddie Yousey and a brother, Kenneth Sears.

Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home, Carthage with Deacon Richard Staab officiating. Calling hours will precede the services from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be made at BeznaillaFH.com