Colonel David L. McEvoy, 82 , died peacefully in his home, in Summerfield, FL on Nov. 27th, 2017. A veteran of the Vietnam War, retired from 31 years of faithful service to the United States Marine Corps as the commanding officer of MCAS Tustin in Southern California.
Colonel McEvoy was born on Oct. 31, 1935 in Baltimore, MD to Joseph and Beatrice McEvoy. As a Naval Cadet, David chose to accept a commission as a pilot in the United States Marine Corps. He attended, and received his degree in Political Science, from the University of Rhode Island and continued on at the Naval War College. He then became the Assistant Naval Attaché’ to the American Embassy in Oslo, Norway. He was then stationed at the Pentagon with the Defense Intelligence Agency and went on to support the command of MCAS El Toro, and ultimately took command of MCAS Tustin up until his retirement. He flew the C-130 Hercules in Vietnam and afterwards finished out his aviation career in the T-39 Sabreliner. He retired from the military with full honors in 1988.
Colonel David McEvoy was a loyal and decorated soldier, as well as a compassionate, loving husband, father and grandfather. He married Marylyn R. Miller in North Miami Beach in 1959, where they continued on for 58 years of love and respect.
He is survived by his wife Marylyn, his daughter Debbie, son and daughter-in-law Ken & Courtney, is grandchildren Amanda, Michelle, Griffin, Camryn, and Nolan. His sisters Marlene, Sharon, Joann. He is preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Beatrice, his brother Allan and his grandson Cavan.
Services will be held at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church in Lady Lake, Fl. At 1351 Paige Place, on Friday, Dec. 1 at 8:30 a.m. The service will be officiated by Father Ed Waters.
In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to the American Cancer Society of Marion County.