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David A NorthNovember 20, 1929 ~ June 3, 2017 (age 87)
David A. North, born in Rockford, IL November 20, 1929, the son of Frank P. and Rhoda Woodman North, passed away in Florida on June 3, 2017.
He graduated from Rockford West High School where he was recipient of the American Legion Citizenship Award. He attended University of Wyoming on a football scholarship then transferred to University of Arizona where he was captain of the golf team. Following graduation from U of A, he became a Naval Officer and served in Korea as a fighter pilot aboard the USS WASP aircraft carrier. After his military service, he attended the University of Illinois School of Law receiving his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree. He was a practicing attorney in Rockford for many years following in the footsteps of his grandfather, Attorney Harry North and his father, Attorney Frank North. He was a member of Rockford Country Club, Kiwanis Club and served on the board of Winnebago County Department of Health. He met his wife, Beverly, in 1976. They married in Rockford in 1980, and he always referred to her as “my bride.” David was a loyal and fierce protector of his family and clients, and as his mother-in-law always said, “David is such a good man.”
He is survived by his wife, Beverly; son, Dave Jr; daughters, Nancy, Paula, Dana & Erika and their spouses; and grandchildren, Nicholas, Lauren, Kelly, Tessa, Hillary, Patrick, Kylie, Finn, Lucas and Marcus. He was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Pat North.
Private family services to be held at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Illinois. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, 720 Manatee Ave. W, Bradenton, FL, is in charge of arrangements.