David Earley ’76 died on August 31, 2019, in Somerset, New Jersey.
(The following appeared online at dignitymemorial.com in September 2019:)
David Earley, of Somerset, NJ, passed away suddenly but peacefully at home on Saturday, August 31, 2019. He was sixty-five years young. Predeceased by his parents, Francis Joseph and Margaret Earley (Welsh), David is survived by his loving wife of twenty-two years, Rosemarie Earley, originally from Ireland, and his beloved son David of Somerset. He is also survived by his big sister Sharon Kinney and her husband Frank of Connecticut and their children Caroline, Catharine Brooke, Casey & his wife Nina and his Aunt Marie Blackwell and his many cousins. Born in Waverly, NY, David resided in Melrose, Massachusetts, graduating from Melrose High School, where he excelled at swimming, tennis, taekwondo, and amateur dramatics. With a keen interest in truth and fair mindedness, David participated competitively on the debate team. In his youth, David was an active volunteer on a number of mission trips building houses for underprivileged local communities in India and South America with Habitat for Humanity run by his local church youth group. Graduating in economics from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, David went on to receive many technology certifications, being most proud of the elusive Qlikview and Qliksense certifications. David’s career as a data consultant included working with technology companies Ciber Inc. for twenty-five years, and more recently Infozone & KPMG. A former Boy Scout of America himself, David shared his son’s involvement with Troup 113 in Somerset and went on most of the camping trips, serving for a time, as assistant scout master. He said some of his proudest moments as a dad, was David’s achievement from Cub Scout through to the rank of Eagle Scout. David enjoyed skiing and golfing for a time, but had a passion for hiking and exploring new places. His latest exploration with wife Rosemarie, was hiking the Bright Angel Trail and camping at Indian Gardens at the base of the Grand Canyon, recently re-visiting Dublin, Ireland, and exploring London to reminisce a family trip from his youth. David is also survived and deeply loved by his family-in-laws in Ireland. Margaret Kennedy (mother-in-law), sisters and brothers-in-law, Therese, Peggy, John, Philip, James, Yvonne and Tina. Also, their children and partners Andrew and Michael, Matthew and Lauren, Aaron, Philip, Jennifer and Freddie, Hannah and Rodo, and Alice, and his great nieces and nephews, Aidan, Tylor, Luca, Norah and Alex. Endeared by extended family, friends and acquaintances, David enriched our lives with his subtle humor that made us laugh and his ability to connect in personal one-to-one conversations.