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David A. Rimer, age 69, of Delaware Twp., Fredonia, passed away Wednesday evening, November 11, 2020 from complications of COVID-19.

He was born in Sharon on January 18, 1951 to Donald L. and Cetores M. (Beard) Rimer. Dave was a 1969 graduate of Brookfield High School and had served in the U.S. Air Force Reserves from 1969-1972. He retired in 2017 from George Junior Republic, where he had been employed for ten years as a Night Supervisor. He had previously been employed as a Sales Representative at Troyer Farms, Wise Brothers and had been a car salesman. In addition, he attended auctions for over thirty years and was always buying and re-selling items.

He was a member of Harthegig Conservation Club in Fredonia and he enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and hunting and loved going to camp every year for the first week of buck season. Dave was of the Catholic Faith.

On July 25, 1987 he married the former Debra J. DeTullio, she survives. Other survivors include a step-daughter; Lesli J. Hills of Greenville, a brother; Donald R. Rimer and his wife Nancy of Butler, PA, two nephews; Kevin Rimer and Scott Rimer and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister.

Due to the safety concerns of COVID-19, the family will be planning a Celebration of Life Service for Dave at a future date. Burial will be in Shenango Valley Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to any charity of the donor's choice.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville.

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19 Comments

  1. Shirley (Hodge,) Ulrich Shirley (Hodge,) Ulrich
    November 14, 2020    

    My deepest sympathy for your family.

  2. Diane Rynd Diane Rynd
    November 14, 2020    

    Deborah, I am so sorry for your loss. “The chip man” was always a delightful part of my years at Silver Shores.

  3. Dan Sherry Dan Sherry
    November 14, 2020    

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Dave’s family. Sometimes you have this person come into your life that just makes it better and you can never pinpoint how but you just know it is. Big Dave was one of those people. You will be missed Big Dave but know your friends will be hoisting one in your honor the next time we meet up again at Camp.

  4. JOHN & LORALYN CLARK JOHN & LORALYN CLARK
    November 14, 2020    

    Sorry for your Loss.

  5. Bill Paschak (Ralph Rime's stepson) Bill Paschak (Ralph Rime's stepson)
    November 14, 2020    

    Sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.

  6. Bill Paschak (Ralph Rimer's stepson) Bill Paschak (Ralph Rimer's stepson)
    November 14, 2020    

    Sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.

  7. Big Money Big Money
    November 14, 2020    

    R.I.P. Uncle Dave. Prayers for entire family

  8. Anonymous Anonymous
    November 14, 2020    

    I am so sorry for you loss. Dave was a true friend who I will miss terrible. We had just been together at our monthly BHS breakfast in late October. He did not show any symptoms of being ill at that time. My thoughts and prayers are with his entire family. One the service is scheduled I will do my best to attend.
    God Bless,
    Harry A. Pierson

  9. Paula Bodnovich Kudelko Paula Bodnovich Kudelko
    November 15, 2020    

    My deepest sympathy for you Debra. Dave was such a great help in planning our high school reunion. I always enjoyed our meetings because I knew he’d get everyone laughing. If you can’t picture who I am, I would run into you and Dave at Giant Eagle on Sunday mornings, and at Kohl’s. Dave was quite a character and will be sadly missed.

  10. Gay McKenzie Gay McKenzie
    November 15, 2020    

    My deepest sympanties Debra and family. Dave was one-of-a-kind and lived his life to its fullest . Will remember you in my prayers.

  11. Nick Birkner and Andrea Alcorn Nick Birkner and Andrea Alcorn
    November 15, 2020    

    Dave or as we called him Craigslist Dave was always trying to sell my husband treasures from his finds. We enjoyed bantering about price. He loved the last few times he raced and seeing his smile after he got out of his car was priceless. We will miss his listings, hearing his stories and seeing his smile.

  12. June June
    November 15, 2020    

    I have had a lot of fun and laughter with Dave in the not so recent past, , 2001 & DANCING. many many dinners at Silver Sjhores. Line dance classes we attended at Thiel, , sitting on my porch and endless conversation on many subjects. I WILL MISS RUNNING INTO DAVE OUT AND ABOUT RIP BUDDY

  13. Jeff & Colleen Hamilton Jeff & Colleen Hamilton
    November 16, 2020    

    You have our deepest sympathies Debra and family. Dave was a super guy and will be missed. God Bless you David Rimer and may you Rest In Peace.

  14. Larry & Linda Bruno Larry & Linda Bruno
    November 17, 2020    

    We’re so sorry Debra, we have many happy memories of you both and will truly miss those happy occasions. Our prayers and sympathy to you and the family.

  15. Scott Carpenter Scott Carpenter
    November 17, 2020    

    My deepest sympathies to Debra, Leslie, Dave’s grandchildren who he loved dearly, brother Don, and the entire Rimer family. I loved David Rimer; I knew him for forty-five years and he was one of my best friends. Dave and I went through part of our “single” phase of life together; visiting restaurants and night clubs in Meadville, 2001, Sharon, Quaker Steak & Lube, Pittsburgh, Erie, Niles (Ohio), but always coming back to our favorite place: Conneaut Lake. Silver Shores was our favorite place to hangout after water skiing out on the lake, however, we were not prejudice to a good time and hit all the hot spots.
    Someone had mentioned Dave and a Thiel dance class, which made me laugh uncontrollably. If the dance class he took was in the 70’s then I taught the class and had no idea David had attended until today. There was always some kind of competition between David and I, whether it be skiing, pool, dancing, or dating. We both always had a good time. I moved away due to work opportunity, but would always visit Dave whenever I came home.
    Thank you to Debra for letting Dave and I go in the Barn for “guy time.” Everytime I left home or town, when the snow was deep my dear friend Dave would plow my father’s driveway at 4 a.m. and never would he charge. As we aged it was about grandchildren, Auctions, or just calling to see if he could find something.
    I will miss my friend David!!! Rest in Peace. See you in Heaven Brother! If there is a funeral sometime please let me know. I live in South Carolina , but would attend if possible.
    Scott Carpenter: sdcarpenter@comporium.net (803)371-2461

  16. Ken and Karen (Landon) Geiger Ken and Karen (Landon) Geiger
    November 18, 2020    

    I met David through my deceased husband, Randy Landon 42 years ago. David came into my life when I was 19 years of age and my life was never the same We have lived beside each other ever since. I learned through David the true meaning of friendship and unconditional love. When Randy passed, he became an advisor, a helper and was truly loyal to myself and my children James and Rebecca. I will always love him for taking James under his wing and telling him stories of his Dad. Becca had a passion for horses and David helped me and her continue to her passion. Over the years of knowing him, my own family and David entwined. He was ever present at our hunting camp yearly to get the biggest buck! David i can never thank you enough for being who you were and how you impacted our lives over the years When I remarried, he became a friend to X and made his grand presence in someone else’s life, thus changing it forever. I look up at his house, his Trump flags are flying in the wind and his truck is in the driveway and I thank God for you.
    Deb and Leslie, Don and your families, our sincere sympathies are with you in this time. There will be a day that we can share stories of David and feel the warmth in our hearts instead of the tears on our cheeks.
    Ken and Karen (Landon) Geiger

  17. Uncle Jack & Aunt Doreen Uncle Jack & Aunt Doreen
    November 18, 2020    

    Uncle Dave,
    You were “The Man”, the one that anyone could turn to for help on any project. Everyone in the Kopen family and our friends used the respectful title of Uncle Dave. Not only as a sign of respect but of love. You were the best uncle to our sons, Victor and Vincent and always treated them as your own. As our brother-in-law and friend you could not have been better. Your kindness and generosity always traveled with you as well as your smile and hearty laugh. Both of these will now leave a large deficit in our lives now that you are gone. We will always remember you and feel blessed that you were in our lives.
    Uncle Jack and Aunt Doreen

  18. anonymous anonymous
    November 19, 2020    

    You left to soon Dave. There is more fun to be had. More treasures to discover, and more adventures to conquer. I guess all that’s left is memories. Memories of ETP, MPGC.Rivers and much more. Your giving spirit and generosity will never be forgotten. RIP pal.

  19. Karen and David Bilicki Karen and David Bilicki
    November 20, 2020    

    May you rest in Peace, David. We know you are in a better place. Our deepest sympathy goes out to your family.

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