David A. Pina

1966 ∼ 2020

Glen & Jenn Tavares of Wareham wrote:

So sadden of the loss of David. He was a great friend, fun to be around, he always was smiling and had a big heart. Our condolences to David's family and friend's.He will be missed terribly. May he rest in peace.

Benjamin Teehan of Onset wrote:

Dave was genuinely one of the nicest people I ever got to meet. I am so sorry for your loss

Burek Family of Buzzards Bay wrote:

So sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Lisa clemishaw duffy of Wareham mass wrote:

So sorry for your loss.. In my prayers

John Mendes of Lawton, Oklahoma wrote:

God bless his family and friends. God's speed DP.

Kevin Ferguson of Woonsocket, RI wrote:

I am devastated David was my friend,my co-worker and one of the best Soldiers I've ever worked with. He helped me when I arrived at Camp Edwards and for many years afterward. He was always in the best mood no matter the circumstances and I will miss him. The world is not better without him in it.

Sonya Santos of Carver,Ma. wrote:

My deepest condolences may he rest in paradise

Maria Gomes wrote:

I fondly remember David as being part of my brother Michael’s Fat Albert Gang, all of them with different mannerisms and they all had a special walk. David always stuck out because of his smile and sense of humor. Keep smiling and joking around up in heaven my friend, till we meet again. Love ya David

Scott J Couto of Fairhaven MA wrote:

DP rest is peace Brother.

John Cambra jr of Charleston, Maine wrote:

Worked with on the base for years always positive and outgoing guy , still can't believe it .A smile every time you saw him ,

Louise Roberts of Bourne wrote:

Tiny I’m so sorry for your loss ,I loved David May he Rest In Peace Peggy Andrews Roberts

Virginia Boyd Eldridge of Bradenton. FL wrote:

Tryna, my sincere sympathy on the loss of your son. I have heard so many nice things of your son, a tribute to you!!! May he rest in the arms of angels.

1SG Jim Gallagher USA (RET) of Forestdale wrote:

Dave was one of the best solders I've ever met. Always smiling and ready for the next mission. God Bless him and his family. Thank you for your service trooper. RIP

Glenn Mott of Wrentham, MA 02093 wrote:

Met David in 1985 when he first processed into to the 180th; he had a smile that lit up the entire room ! I will never forget his dedication to his fellow soldiers, always with respect and bit of wit. My Heartfelt Condolences to his entire Family; May He Rest in Peace ♥️ SFC Mott

John Rockett wrote:

You will be missed buddy. Boooooooo, you know what that means.



Debbie marotta of Wareham ma wrote:

So sorry for your loss

Dana Silvia of Fall river wrote:

Rest in paradise my brother. Love you

Nina Andrews of Stafford, VA wrote:

Im so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you Tiny..Rest in peace David. Nina Andrews

David Maw of Bridgewater, Ma wrote:

Dave you will be deeply missed..who will cover for me know when i want to leave early! RIP Buddy

Dan Dunn of Sandwich MA wrote:

My heart is broken to hear this news of David’s passing. He was the best neighbor I ever had. A part of our family. He was kind , funny, generous and just a great guy. You will always be in my heart and memories. Miss you Brother. Dan

Deneen Rose of Onset, Ma wrote:

My heart is so heavy, my thoughts and prayers to the family. David was a good man and a great classmate. Class of "1984"! Love you David RIP my friend.

Henry Stanley of White lake Mi wrote:

Tryna. I’m saddened by the loss of David. You can be proud to know that he was a great person that was loved by everyone. Your friend always, Henry

Myrna Amado of Onset wrote:

Tryna. I am heartbroken about David. We all loved him. RIP David. My condolences to you

Glenn & Patty Robbins of Plymouth mass wrote:

We are saddened by David's passing, a complete gentleman and great friend, so sorry for your loss, rip sir

Rachel Mingo of Leominster, MA wrote:

Sgt. Pina was one of those few people who could make you laugh even if you didn't want to. Working with him at Roads and Grounds I learned that he loved his family, his friends, a drink every now and then but most of all he loved life. He set goals, and he crushed them. Sgt. Pina will be missed. Sending prayers and thoughts to his family and friends.

Richard Bertone of Marshfield MA wrote:

To the Pina family, I am so sorry for your loss. David was a great friend, soldier, and loving father. I will miss him. God Speed David and fare well. RMB

Kyle O. Henderson of Onset, MA wrote:

I’ll always remember Dave for him waving every time while driving by the house. This interaction while I was working around the yard is something I will forever cherish. My deepest condolences go out to Karen and the rest of the family.

Joe & Donna Mattos of Arizona wrote:

Our condolences to the family.

Kelly of Onset wrote:

I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to the family. God Speed Rest easy David

Mike Wall of Carver, MA wrote:

Gone but not forgotten.... Rest easy my friend

Bryan Taylor of Brewster, MA wrote:

I served with Dave on a daily basis on Camp Edwards for 17 years and was his a First Sergeant from 2005-2008. Every time I would see him he would be upbeat and always greet you with a big smile. He always had a way to make anyone laugh and put a smile on their face as well. He will be sorely missed. RIP Dave

David Riordan of Plymouth wrote:

A Good Man. He will be sorely missed. U S Coast Guard Roads and Grounds. Rest in Peace.

Kim Amado Derakhshandeh of Annandale wrote:

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Nita Mendes of East Wareham, MA wrote:

I'm so sorry for your loss,my thoughts and prayers are with you all

Brian Crocker of Wareham Ma wrote:

Thoughts and prayers to you all,God Bless !

John Veliotis of Buzzards Bay,MA wrote:

I still can't believe the news. Dave was the first neighbor I met 22 years ago. I will miss the good natured trash talking about the Patriots and Steelers. Most of all I will miss him,my heart goes out to Lauren, Rachel. Rest in peace my friend

Joanne Barros of Onset Massachusetts wrote:

So sorry tiny may he rest in peace such a wonderful person my deepest condolences

Master Sergeant James Sands of Venice, FL wrote:

To Dave's family and friends, I am so sorry for your loss. Dave and I worked together at Camp Edwards Roads and Grounds in the 80's and I was Dave's First Sergeant at Facility Engineers in later years. Dave was a good friend and a great guy to work with. I will miss you old friend. Rest peacefully DP. Jay S.

Chris & Vivian Mendes of Wateham wrote:

Our thoughts and prayers to the Pina family. We are so sorry for your loss. Our memories of David will be cherished forever.

Cindy Correia of Mattapoisett wrote:

Condolences to Tryna, Lauren, Rachel, Karen and Mackenzie. My heart hurts for his family and friends. David was a great person and always cheerful. I will miss his endless teasing and laugh. Rest in peace my friend.

Susan Munroe of Tampa Florida wrote:

I’m so sorry for your loss. David always made me smile. His smile is something I will always remember.

Tiny Silva of Onset, MA wrote:

Condolences to the family for their loss. David was loved by all. He had a great personality and love for people. He will be missed by many. God bless

Peter Pina of Onset wrote:

Until we meet again, rest easy my brother.

Alesia Andrade of Wareham Ma wrote:

Sorry for your loss! David was a very genuine person with a heart of Gold! He’s contagious smile and witty personality will be missed by many! Rest In Peace my friend

Ann Theberge of Buzzards Bay MA wrote:

David is loved by all. He will be terribly. He will be remembered for his kindness, disposition,sense of humor, love, smile, sense of humor & heart of gold.. My heart goes out to his mom and daughters, Karen and Kenzie and all his friends who adored him.

Paulo S Paris of Cambridge Ma wrote:

Not like this ....no way you should have left us in these times my brother . Really gonna miss that bear hug and you saying “ What’s my name bro ....what’s my New Bedford name “ and me say Mescavid !!!! Betcha you had a different greeting for everyone in your life because you had a close personal relationship with everyone you met . This hurts bro and again I will repeat Not this way ...

Tom Stanwood of Ma wrote:

I only new Dave from my trips to Baileys restaurant but I feel like I new him for years . Dave would greet me with a hug and a smile my man 50 grand he would say to me what a character . You meet a lot of people in life some impact you some just breeze by you but Dave will stick with me . He was a mans man Dave always took the time to ask me how I was doing and was quick to share a laugh to lighten my day Dave was genuine and sincere and solid Rest In peace my friend go Steelers Blessing to all family members

Marie’ Monteiro Young of Palm Harbor, FL wrote:

David was a joy. He will he missed. May he Rest In Peace. My deepest condolences to his family and the friends

Sgt Joseph B Mello Jr of Wareham ,ma wrote:

David was a great guy to no always smile I met him through cookout and in Bailey's rest always gave me hugs I'm so sadden to hear this.sorry for your loss,he's always smile well blessed man.

perry tavares of wareham wrote:

David u will b surely missed. A great person and a great friend class of 84' will never be forgotten. U touched alot of lives especially mines. GOD BLESS YOUR SOUL.

yvonne benton of rochester ma wrote:

so very sorry to hear of this great loss David was a man that could always put a smile on your face he will be greatly missed my thoughts and prayers are with all of you

Wade Henderson of Onset wrote:

Still can't believe this. I was just talking to you the other day. Not gonna be the same without you Dave. I was luckily enough to enjoy your presence almost daily from drinks at Bailey's to seeing you around the yard. You always had positive outlooks and the conversations were endless. I'll miss your sense of humor, glowing smile, the quick one liners, the trash talk about the Patriots and so much more. May your martinis always be full and cold. Until we meet again...Rest in Peace Brotha!

Jean Rose of Rochester, MA wrote:

Tryna, my sincere condolences to you and your Family. You must be very proud of your Son David. Please try and remember all your good times. Take care and be safe.

Paul and Cheryl Kilby of Wareham MA wrote:

Paul and I am so honored to have known you and to have celebrated life with you these last couple of years. The world has truly lost a beautiful soul. We will miss all of the laughs.

Barbara Taylor of Winter haven Fl wrote:

May he Rest In Peace. Served with him. Prayers sent to family. Find peace and know that he is in a better place if God called him to serve in heaven.

Keith Nunes of Rochester Ma wrote:

Going to miss that infectious smile brother. Rest in peace until we meet again

Susan/Eamonn Ledwidge of Bourne, Ma wrote:

We have known Dave since 1989 through his love of his cars, then he became a good friend. We will truly miss this great guy, always a big smile and a hug. We will miss him!! We are blessed that he crossed out path in this life. RIP Dave

SGT Richard Murphy USA (RET) of Lufkin Texas wrote:

I’m so sorry for your loss.

Tegan McCartney wrote:

My friend it was always a pleasure working with you. Until we meet again. R.I.P Sir

Colonel Edward Pesce (USA Ret.) of Plymouth, MA wrote:

Dave was a wonderful guy, and a valued member of the Roads & Grounds team at Camp Edwards for so many years. He was a fantastic Soldier and an example to younger Soldiers of what a strong work ethic and leadership should look like. He will be missed!

Tracy Gordon (Luppino) of Hudson, NH wrote:

I am so saddened to hear of David’s passing. He was a bright light, always smiling and laughing! I’m happy I was able to see him a couple of times at my brother’s over the past few years. May he rest in peace and fly with the angels. God bless his family and friends. Cherish all your wonderful memories.

Guy and Carren DiAntonio of Buzzards Bay, MA wrote:

David was the salt of the earth. He enjoyed life, friends and family. David had his opinion but always respected yours something rare these days. We will miss him and cherish the time we had with him.

Tony & Arlene McDonnell of Quincy, ma wrote:

We are truly sorry for your loss, Dave was a great guy and always would greet you with a smile and some kind words. He would always ask how things going and share things that were going on in his life. We meet Dave down in Wareham about 15 years ago when we bought our summer home . He had a great sense of humor and we are richer today just knowing Dave. I thank you for your service to our country and for the friendship And laughter we shared together. May you Rest In Peace! Until we meet again. May God bless you and your family, we will keep you all in our prayers.

Anthony D Pires of Wareham wrote:

Sorry for your loss.

Donna of Duxbury, Ma wrote:

I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences to the family. RIP

Kevin Medeiros of New bedford wrote:

He was one of the nicest and funny guys i have met. I loved serving with him in 379th truly a sad time. I wish your family the best wishes.

Deborah of Middleborough mass wrote:

The Pina family so sorry for your loss of a great man Are you rest in peace David

Stephen Niemi of Wareham wrote:

Sorry for your loss!!

Veronica & Marie Lee of West Wareham wrote:

Tiny you are in our thoughts during this trying time. David was such a great person. I’m sorry to see him go home way too soon. Rest In Peace David! Love, the Lee family

Jodi Stafford wrote:

Our heart breaks for you all we loved David so very much lots of laughter and great memories forever in our hearts LOVE YOU XO MARK & JODI

Cosme Arroyo of Bourne, Ma wrote:

During my years at Camp Edaward with 180 Engineers and HQ. Dave Sgt Pina displayed a true proffesionilist in heavy equipment that required a tremendous focus on task at hand. He have earn my respect for his outstanding perfomance and dedication caring for other in the army National guard. RIP SGT, essayon

Dave and Diane wrote:

We want to send our love and sympathy to Karen and Kenzie and the Pina family. We were lucky enough to meet Dave two years ago and feel like his longtime friends cause that's what he did. His hugs and that smile will be dearly missed ...RIP❤

Brian Messier of FAIRHAVEN wrote:

My brother, Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being a battle to me my entire Army Guard career. Thank you for always having a smile damn near every shit thing we were given Thank you for trying to make me stay home for A-stan, and thank you for being there when I had to go anyway! Miss my R&G Family, and your loss is felt throughout our units.

Debra McAloney of East Wareham wrote:

I'm sorry for your loss sending prayers

Bob Fichtenmayer of Wareham, Ma 02571 wrote:

May you rest in peace.

Virginia Sherman of Onset, Ma wrote:

David is one of the finest people I ever knew. Sweet and loving. Always got a hug.He will missed forever.

Susan Cummings of Wareham ma wrote:

David makes me think of the saying “only the good die young” He was in all ways a wonderful human being. There was never a time I saw him without a smile or something positive to say. He will be sorely missed.

Charlie Tenney of Sandwich, MA wrote:

Always a smiling face, and a humorous wit. Dave you'll be missed, rest in peace.

Chris Washburn of Middleboro wrote:

I knew Dave since I started working at UTES in 2002. What an impact he made on my life. Always knew what to say during some difficult times. He always made me laugh and I looked forward to him walking into UTES speaking highly about the Steelers. He was a great friend and will be sorely missed. Rest in peace Brother, you were great and I will cherish the great memories.

Jim Orander of Rochester, Ma wrote:

My deepest sympathies, prayers and love to David’s family. He was an amazing human being and I knew David many years from high-school on. He will be missed.

Cheryl Hazelton of East falmouth mass wrote:

Davey I'm going to miss you coming into the mini-mart and getting your coffee in the mornings and always with a smile on your face and making me laugh rest in peace

Annie R Elicier of West Wareham wrote:

I Will keep him in my prayers

James Luppino Sr of Wareham, Ma 02571 wrote:

The Pina Family, Karen, Mackenzie and friends. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you in this difficult time in our lives. David was the Best of the Best. A proud, caring father, a thoughtful loving and faithful companion, an accomplished military soldier and always a great friend. He was a man's man, who's word was true and his opinion was voiced but someone who understood everyone's opinion mattered. He would listen, maybe disagree but always end with a smile, a hug or words of encouragement. When David left us he took a piece of all of us with him that can never be replaced. His kind inviting smile, never ending witty, calm and caring presence will always be how we remember him. He was a constant reminder of how good we have it no matter how bad the situation could be. David was a true American hero who loved life and lived it to the fullest at he same time making sure to let you know every time it was OK to be yourself. Nothing can replace his smiling face or up beat attitude in our lives. We have lost one of the greatest people in the world who was my friend for over 35 years. May we all strive to achieve the happiness and greatness that David enjoyed every day. RIP, UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN, GOD SPEED US ARMY SGT (RET) David A. Pina. Love your friend US ARMY 1SG (RET) James Luppino Sr.

Ann Matthews Pinckney of Marion Ma wrote:

Sorry for your loss may he R . I. P

Robin Marble of Wareham, MA wrote:

So sad to hear of this! He had a smile that could brighten a day for anyone. My deepest sympathy—truly—to his family & friends. He will be missed.

Joan gifford of Wareham mass wrote:

Whenever or wherever u saw David he always had that big beautiful smile , u could b in a room 1000 people and he'd find a way to make his way over to give u a hug and c how u were ,he was a truly amazing person and will never him .

Aaron Lacerda of Winter Garden wrote:

I will miss you cousin you always know how to light up a room with your great smile I wish I could be there to say goodbye. I know you at peace and watching over all of us.

Curtis Rose of Fort Washington, MD wrote:

On behalf of the Rose (Pina) Family, our deepest condolences for your loss. Thank You for your service. Rest In Peace Cousin David A Pina.

Cathy and Tank Orander of Rochester,ma wrote:

Our hearts are broken. We are so very sorry for your loss. Our heartfelt condolences Sending much love and hugs

Janelle L Lopes of ORLANDO, Florida wrote:

My Dearest cousin David, I'm still in disbelief over this news. My heart is broken and I can't grasp the thought that your gone and will never see that big smile or feel your huge hugs. I will never hear you say "cousin what's new."I can't believe that we are in a time of our lives that I can't be there to say goodbye or celebrate your memories. I know that I will always cherish our family times together and hold all those memories deeply in my heart. My deepest condolences and prayers go out to my Aunt Tryna and his daughters along with the rest of our family. This is pain that we should not have to endure. Tryna please know I'm with you all in spirit. David you have always been a great man,father, son,friend, and cousin. I will always cherish our memories and your legacy will live on forever in our hearts. David continue to smile big as you fly high to your resting place. Watch over your family with your wings hug us and continue to protect us. May you rest in peace. Your legacy will always live on in our hearts.


I worked with David at Otis. I really enjoyed working with David. He always had a smile on his face. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Donald DuBois.

Robin Salerno of Onset, Ma wrote:

I’m sorry for your loss My prayers are with you all. I’ll miss your big smile riding in the neighborhood Waving hello. Rest In Peace David.

Rachelle, Wayne and Jaden Miranda of East Falmouth, MA wrote:

My deepest sympathy to all that knew and loved my cousin David. He was a sweet, friendly, and giving sole who touch many lives. I am heart broken that we can not come together as a family to support each other and say goodbye. Tryna and girls please know that we send our love and prayers.

yvonne benton of rochester wrote:

i am so sorry my thoughts and prayers go out to all the family. he will be missed god bless you all

Frannie Delgado of Mashpee Ma wrote:

Dear Tiny So sorry for the loss of your son David my prayers to you and the family God Bless David

Rick Murphy (retired ssgt 180th eng. ) of East Falmouth ma. wrote:

RIP MY BROTHER, you were alway fun to be around lots of good times together. My condolences to all of your family.

Shawn Lopes of E. Falmouth wrote:

With a heavy heart and my deepest sympathies I will miss you cousin David. I will never forget your smiling face and the way you could make the room light up. I love you so much and Watch over us with your dad by your side

Dorothy & John of Boston, MA wrote:

So sorry for your loss, Karen. The video was beautiful, a touching tribute to David and you all as a family. Our hearts break for you.

James Coddington of Mashpee Ma wrote:

I work with Dave he was a super nice person and will be greatly miss.R.I.P David

Tom Pozerski of Plymouth MA wrote:

I will sorely miss you and the way you always made everyone smile! I can’t think of a better soldier to have served with during my 31 years of service! Rest In Peace my friend! You are very loved and missed! LTC Tom Pozerski (RET)

Karen Murray wrote:

My deepest heartfelt condolences to David’s family and friends. I will miss running into him around town with a big smile and a hug. A nicer guy you will never meet. Rest easy my friend. ❤️

George T Washington and Lisha of West Wareham Ma 02576 wrote:

the tribute to a Gentleman and Dad who served our Country that was taking from us way to soon. Brian my heart is heavy. Dave will truly be missed. I will always cherish the moments with shared at Bailey's and from first time we met as neighbors. May God rest his soul !

Steve Senteio of Newport, RI wrote:

David, We will miss you, your smile, your jokes and your good nature. I always loved being around you. You made us all feel good! So sorry Tiny. Its not supposed to happen this way. Love Steve S.

Sharon St Clair of New Bedford wrote:

So sorry Tryna for the loss of your son and my condolences to you and your family.

tom donohue of sandwich Ma wrote:

I served with Dave at Camp Edwards Fac Eng for many years.He always had an upbeat attitude and a great sense of humor. I was fortunate to have known him. and considered him a friend.He left us way to soon and will be missed by many

Anthony Elicier of Wareham Ma wrote:

David will always be missed but never forgotten for his vibrant and infectious personality that would warm the hearts of everyone in his presence. Heaven must have needed some cheering up and that's exactly what heaven will get. Until we meet again my brother R.I.P

Mark Budnick of Eastham wrote:

I had the honor and pleasure of working with Dave for the past 4 years. His upbeat happy personality and quick wit made our work a much better place. I was so astounded by how many people knew and liked Dave. Everyone at Joint Base seemed to know him. He will truly be missed. My condolences to his Family and friends. I am sure the loss of Dave leaves a void that could never be filled.

James Robinson of Pocasset wrote:

Loss of a good man, Dave will be missed greatly, I will miss most are the hugs I got from him at Bailey's. God bless

Anthony Lacerda of Dumfries, VA wrote:

It is a sad day and I will miss you cousin David. When we would see each other it was great to catch up and laugh with you. Thank you for your dedicated service to our country and for making our family proud. You were a great man and your memory will live on forever. With a very heavy heart I wish I was able to be there to honor your memory. Much love cousin.

Ken of East Falmouth wrote:

Remembering the old days at Camp Edwards Dave had that infectious smile always with Brian

SCOTT FACCHETTI of Onset, MA wrote:

You will be sorely missed David. Your passing has brought back fond memories of us running around the playground at Onset School. RIP David!

Rosa Zaragoza and Family of West Wareham Ma,02576 wrote:

Sorry for your loss to the family.

William mac curtain of Wareham wrote:

David was one of my former students and a joy to have in class. His infectious smile and wonderful sense of humor enriched my life. May god be with him and with his family

Jacqueline Boyer of New Bedford, Ma. wrote:

Dear Tryna and family, my deepest sympathy.I never met your son, but knowing you as well, as I did, and all the wonderful things you would share about David, and his family, I know he was a beautiful person,wonderful husband and father.You are in my prayers and thoughts.Please take care.

Ruby (Balla) Brown of Sagamore, MA wrote:

Dear Tiny and Family, I just found out about the loss of your son, David, today. I never had the pleasure of meeting him. But I do remember, Tiny, that you often spoke of him. I watched the beautiful video of his life. It seems that he was a wonderful and gentle soul. I am so sorry for your loss. Ruby

Jeanne ( LaRocque )Todd of Dennis, Ma wrote:

Tryna, I was So sorry to hear of your son's passing. When I saw you were his mother, I had to let you know, I was thinking of you. I have never forgotten you from ONSET school (!!!), and somewhere, I have a picture of you , way back then... May I say, you haven't changed, from what I saw in the video, and it doesn't look like you got any taller, either. Tryna, I'm sure you were very proud of David. He accomplished alot in his too-short life, and made his friends and family feel special when he was with them. That is apparent from the outpouring of love and affection in the guestbook entries. May you find peace in knowing he is now with the Lord, and THEY are watching down on You and all the people he loved and cared for. You are in my thoughts and prayers... 'Til we meet again...

Frank Ardita wrote:

Rest in peace brother CSM (R) Frank Ardita HQ STARC & 26 th ID