David Ternosky

David R. "Daddy T" Ternosky

Jun 27, 1954 - Sep 30, 2020
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In loving memory of David R. Ternosky, affectionately known by family and friends as “Daddy T”.  He is preceded in death by his father Alfred R. and his mother Alice Stapleton. 
He is survived by his wife Mary Ellen (Quigley) his two sons David M. (Sou) and Alan R. (Joanna) and by his grand children Tyler, Andrew, and David.

He was a loyal husband, a loving father, a grandpa, coach and a faithful friend to all.  The type of guy who would literally give you the shirt off his back.

He enjoyed watching the horses run and in his younger years frequented Northfield Park and Thistledown.  Dave loved old movies and westerns.  Titles like Cool Hand Luke and shows like Bonanza were among his favorites.  In his later years he had the opportunity to live for seven years in the Sarasota, Florida area, where he spent his time walking, swimming in the Gulf of Mexico and bike riding.

We love you very much and we are going to miss you tremendously.  You taught us all that “sometimes nothing can be one real cool hand.”

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Mark Green

Posted at 09:23pm
RIP my friend

Mike Habas

Posted at 12:00pm
Dave was a really good friend, had a big heart, and I will miss him terribly even though he moved to Florida and I have not had as much contact. My sympathies go to Mary Ellen, David and Alan. Hope they all take the best of him as there was a lot of good in him that he wanted to share with others. Now he can look down from Heaven and watch and care for them in another way. Mike and Gail Habas

Alan Posted at 10:45pm

Mike, great to see your comment. I would like to say hello and catch up. It has been a long time. My phone number is 330 571 5194 please give me a call when you can. Thanks, Alan.

Denise Marburger

Posted at 01:28pm
So sorry for your loss. David was a great guy. We were really good friends when we were in high school. He had a lot of things going on and we would talk a lot. I tried to keep him ground and let him know what a super person he was. He once told me at a class reunion many years ago that he felt in high school I was the only person that believed in him. Everyone else looked down on him and never expected him to amount to anything. I always saw the good in him and knew he was a treasure.

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