David McQuate

December 19, 1943 ‒ July 07, 2020

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD:  David McQuate’s new life in heaven began Tuesday evening, July 7, 2020.  He was surrounded in his home by his precious family in his final moments.

David was born December 19, 1943 in Ashland, OH to the late Carl and Virginia (Dell) McQuate.  He graduated from Union High School in 1961 where he met his high school sweetheart, Annie Murphy. They were married on April 18, 1965 and were blessed to have 55 years together.

He worked 25 years for The Tappan Company and Argon Masking for 22 years. He truly enjoyed his years in the work force.

David is a member of Berean Baptist Church and was part of the Crossroads Community Church plant where he served as an elder.  He also served in various leadership roles including trustee, Sunday School teacher, Youth Leader and in recent years as a greeter at the front door.

When his sons were growing up, he enjoyed spending many years on Middle Bass Island on Lake Erie, teaching them to fish.  He spent hours training his sons to do things that would later benefit them in their lives as adults.  Each year there was a vacation to look forward to with children and grandchildren.  Everything from Disney World to beaches or a cruise.  Above all else, on this earth, he loved his family.

David had a special aptitude for working with his hands, building homes, remodeling homes, building decks, making checkerboards, cornhole sets, doll houses, Thomas the train table, many decorations around the house and gifts for dear friends.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Annie McQuate, of Mansfield; children Scott McQuate and Robert (Teresa) McQuate; and adopted son in Christ, Robert (Karen) Matos; grandchildren, Keegan (Brooke) McQuate, Brynn McQuate and a great grandson on the way, Paul David McQuate.  Brother, Gary McQuate, sister, Janet (James) Rakestraw, and many other dear family members and friends.

In addition to his parents, David also has a great grandbaby in heaven.

Friends may call Sunday, July 12, 2020 from 1 – 5 p.m. at the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Homes.  The funeral service, giving glory to God, for the life of David McQuate will be held at 11 a.m. at Berean Baptist Church, 2145 Middle Bellville Road.  Pastor David Vance will officiate.  Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park.  Family would like guests to be comfortable either wearing a mask or not.

Memorial contributions may be made to Compass Bible Church Treasure Valley where their grandson is Director of Youth Ministries.  They may be sent to Snyder Funeral Home, P O Box 3085, Mansfield, OH 44904.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve David’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

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  • Dear Annie and family, Jerry and I have such fond memories of you and Dave at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. You were my youth leaders with the Durkins and oh, what fun we had! Thank you for pouring into our lives during those teen years. We love you so and will continue to pray for you in the days ahead. I know you will find the Lord faithful to you. Oh what joy when you and Dave are reunited one day! What a blessed hope! With much love, Linda and Jerry Hoeflich

  • Annie and boys

    So sorry for your loss. Dave was as a wonderful warrior in Christ. My best memories were when the “B” team got together and hung out.

  • We were privileged to know Dave for many years and shared some great times with Dave and Annie.
    Our love and prayers are with Annie and family at this difficult time.
    Knowing Dave is with Jesus, is a comfort.
    We love you Annie. ♥️♥️🌹✝️

  • Dear McQuate Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Mr. McQuate’s passing for I know the hole that is left behind. Yet, I rejoice with him as his faith has become sight and the knowledge that we will see him again. God is so good to us all.
    Your family has always been special to my family. We love you all.
    Sending hugs, love, and prayers for comfort to you.
    Val & Mike Burris
    Anastasia, Aiden & Ashtyn Kuenkele

  • I have so many fond memories of Dave and the McQuate family. Dave was truly one of the best examples I’ve ever had in my life as a Christian, father and husband and someone who understood the value and importance of working hard throughout his life. His infectious smile and sly sense of humor always made me laugh and I am so grateful that he and Annie have been counted as dear friends of my parents for many, many years. Much love to you Annie and your entire family. God Bless.

  • My dear sweet old friend Annie…there are no words to express my sadness for your loss. My memories are old…sitting snuggled on that cold school bus w your arm through mine. You talking in that sweet little girl voice and oooing-ahhhing over loving your “Archie” so much! Fingering his huge class ring on your tiny finger…so much fluffy angora wrapped around it it permanently held your fingers apart!😏💗😘 You’ve loved him forever. The blessing being …you’ll one day be in his arms again, for eternity!! God Bless you hon. Just as you predicted more than 55 yrs. ago, he turned into an amazing man-husband-dad-grandfather-Christ follower! Ya did good picking the RIGHT one; forever and always. My love and prayers are with you…miss him for now, yes. But store up you love & hugs for later…xo💗🙏😘 Candy Hess-Huff 💗

  • Dear Annie,
    Please know my heart aches with your loss. I too have memories of his coming to your house as I’d be out in the yard. Waving and hollering over hello. Good old Amoy Pavonia Road. My prayers are with you.
    Much love,
    Little neighbor kid-Judy Weaver

    Eeeee Awwww Keeeee

  • My dear Annie & family,
    I was so shocked & sadden to see this about Dave.
    Our families go way back a very long time ago.
    So MANY great memories. I will remember Dave’s smile and laugh.
    Mostly his love for Jesus and and faith that never was shaken. He was such a servant for the Lord, a true warrior that I will never forget.
    His love for his dear Annie and his family that grew with grandchildren.
    You will all be in my thoughts and prayers. I will see you one day Dave.

  • Anne, dear friend, so sorry for your loss. I have sweet memories of you and Lana doing my wedding reception. I cherish our precious phone calls. If you need a friend, to help you through your loss, I will be here for you, no matter the time of day or night.

  • Annie & Family –

    So sorry to hear the news of David’s passing. Praying for you and your family. May God’s peace that passes all understanding be very real through this transition time.

    Dan & Margie Swagerty

  • We are so sorry to hear the world has lost such a great man. He was a constant support for his grandkids, as well as all of their classmates and teammates as well. A game was never a game until he arrived. He will be missed by so many. Keeping you all in our prayers.

  • To the McQuate family:

    My deepest condolences. I knew Dave at Tappan and could tell just by listening to him talk that he was a special man. We had many laughs in the cafeteria on breaks……..there was usually about five or eight of us sitting at a table. I will remember him always. He always had a smile on his face.

    May God bless you all during this difficult time, but keep the good times in your hearts and remember them until you all meet in heaven.

  • We are so sorry to hear of your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!

  • Fond memories from our Ashland Christian years. Barb and I send our love and condolences. May God comfort you and your family.

  • PTL for Dave’s new home but what a hole he leaves here, We have been praying & will continue. What a great couple you have been in so many aspects of many peoples lives, Great memories to keep close to your heart & others, Please let us know if there is anything you need Annie or anything we can do. God Bless you & yours always.
    Al & Connie Beery

  • My condolences to all the McQuate family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Cathy Cook Schaffer

  • Dear Annie.

    We were so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. W knew he wasn’t doing so well, but it is still a shock. We have so many good memories of Pleasant Valley and our times together there. We have kind of lost touch in the last years but it was always good to see you both wherever it was. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers over the next few days, they will be hard for you. You are strong in the Lord and he will provide the strength you need. Our love to all of your family.

    Evie and Dick Durkin

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you. May the God of all comfort surround you with His love and peace.

  • Annie,
    So sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. I worked with him for a while at Therm-O-Disc.
    What a delight. He always had a smile. He covered some errors for me. Thanks, Dave.
    May God be with you in these days.

  • Thinking of you Annie and remembering when we worked together at Tappan. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • I am sorry for the hole that his Homegoing will leave in your lives. I have fond memories of the two of you and your sons sitting in a pew a few ahead of me at Marion Ave GBC. You were an example of what a Godly couple and parent should be to someone that had not yet accomplished either. I also remember running into you on the battleship North Carolina in Wilmington, SC while on vacation. What a surprise to see someone I knew, that far from home. I pray that God will strengthen and uphold you during the difficult times, now and in the future.

  • Annie, what a blessing for me when I’d see u and your precious Dave at church. The love was so evident by looking at either one of you. I’m so very sorry for your loss. It took my breath away…but its the KNOWING that we are given the promise from our amazing and loving God that we WILL see our loved ones again…for eternott… and soon. May you feel the love of others lifting you up and especially feel the love of Christ hold you close…love you, Diane Bailey

  • Annie, I have many fond memories of you and Dave from our days at Pleasant Valley. I am sorry to hear of Dave’s passing, but he is certainly in a better place. Praying for you and your family .

  • Sincerest sympathy to Annie McQuate and Family. May God’s peace and your wonderful memories buoy your spirits during this time.

  • Annie,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. Be assured that God will be with you through it all as He has been for me. Blessings, Myrle

  • Dear Annie,
    There’s been an outpouring of love here in these posts (as well as online) for you, Dave and your family. That’s because of the genuine way you lived your lives, and how that has touched so many others. We lost a good one with Dave. He was so sweet and kind, and was never one to bragg about his talents or accomplishments. So many wonderful memories because of a life well lived, well pleasing to the Lord. And that is very honourable. Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. 🙏✝️🙏
    Karolyn and Rich Bisel

  • Dear Mrs. McQuate & Family~
    My heart goes out to you on the passing of your beloved husband, David. His life exemplified what it means to be a man of integrity and walk with God. I will always treasure the memories of Christian summer camp during high school, and you and your husband were a big part of that. Thank you.
    God bless your dear husband, David, in His Kingdom…Memory Eternal.
    Loving prayers are with you.
    Psalm 116:15

  • Dear Annie & Family,
    Keeping you in our prayers in the home going of Dave. May all the love he brought into your lives continue to fill you and the HOPE of our Savior hold you close.
    You two were surely blessed.

  • Dearest Annie,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Dave was a wonderful husband, father and a man of God. Having you and Dave in my life was such a blessing. You both always had a smile on your faces. Your love of Jesus inspired me and the love of your family, friends and church touched everyone around you both. Thank you for the love you both showed me and the precious memories I will forever have in my heart. Dave will be watching over you in heaven. I am always here for you and will have you and your family in my thoughts and prayers 🙏 🙏🙏 love you dearly Annie 😘🤗😘🤗

  • Annie,
    I would always say when I saw you and Dave, “there’s my two favorite people.” From seeing you at basketball games, church, and the hospital, it was always a pleasure to see and talk to you two. I am so sorry for your loss. Dave was a wonderful guy and I always enjoyed talking to you and him. Heaven absolutely gained a wonderful man. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the family.

    Kelly Grimes

  • Annie, I just watched the video and all I can say is that you and Dave have created a wonderful family with wonderful memories of each other. Dave worked in our company Argon Masking for over 20 years and from day one I knew we had struck gold with Dave. He was always so concerned about the business and how everything was run, and he made us all better because of it. In fact I have no doubt that everyone felt a little better about themselves after any interaction with Dave, no matter how small. There are some people in this world that you meet and talk to and you know right away that he/she is a good person. Dave was one of those people. Dave also did us one last favor by finding Gordon for us to run our Mansfield office. I will always have such fond memories of Dave and our interactions. As we say in my native Irish language “Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam”. May his soul rest on the right hand of God. Take care of yourself Annie, take comfort with your children, their wives and all the grandchildren, my wife Lindsey and I will be keeping you in our thoughts. Donal and Lindsey Grogan

  • Dear Annie,
    Loved the video! I recognized a few of the pics from the 1961 Unorama, which I had to pull out when I saw that Dave had passed. Many sweet memories of grade school and high school. Such a good guy!

    It is so hard to have to say “Goodbye” to the person of our loved ones, which includes body and soul. We are blessed, however, to be assured of reuniting with them in their resurrected body upon Jesus’ return. In the interim, may God comfort you in His everlasting arms.

  • Have very happy memories of David. I am friends with Rob and Teresa McQuate and whenever I visit, I would have time to talk with him and enjoy some stories and share some memories. My hope is that his joy will always continue on through Annie and the children, grand-children, and soon to be great grand-children. He has a special place in Heaven now and is at peace.