David C. Haigh, ended his earthly journey on October 9th 2020 at his home surrounded by his wife, son, and daughters who so loved and treasured him. He was born March 12th 1952 in Montclair, NJ and graduated from Bloomfield High in Bloomfield, NJ where he was an all-state soccer player. David moved sight unseen to Dayton, OH to attend the University of Dayton. He received a B.S. in Civil Engineering and remained a UD Flyers basketball fan throughout life. During a 35 year long career in civil engineering and land surveying, David especially enjoyed time spent out in the field and the friendships made during his 33 years working at DLZ. David valued hard work, whether engineering a great water tower professionally or working outdoors and fixing anything and everything on the home front. A man of conviction, love, strength, gratitude, humor and humility, David’s presence usually left you with a smile. He offered quiet guidance, consistently showing love in action and teaching by example. David’s place of solitude was working with his hands with the Reds on the Radio followed by some good tunes. Survived by his best friend and wife Katie Doyle-Haigh; beloved children Colleen Perron (Jack), Bill Haigh (Kate Silver), and Betsy Haigh (Mark Zali); siblings Faith Zarra and Janet Haigh (Bob Bogus); brother-in-law Kevin Doyle (Sharon) and sister-in-law Cecilia Farney; and many cherished nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Preceded in death by his parents Evelyn and William Haigh; in-laws Aileen and Bill Doyle, brother-in-law Ernest Zarra, and sister-in-law Terri Stec. A livestreamed Funeral Mass will be held at Christ the King Catholic Church, 2777 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, OH on Wednesday, October 14th at 10:00AM. Interment to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. You may greet family, view photo boards and watch a tribute video at an outdoor memorial walk-through on Tuesday, October 13th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Text or call Betsy at 740-407-6137 to request address of the outdoor memorial walk-through. Due to COVID-19, we are not expecting anyone to travel or to come. For those that choose to attend, practice social distancing (air hugs only) and wear a mask. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Little Miami River Kleeners.
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