David A. Hvizdos

Born: Wed., Mar. 2, 1960
Died: Mon., Nov. 4, 2013


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Thu., Nov. 07, 2013
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Nov. 07, 2013
Location: Babitt Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

12:00 PM Fri., Nov. 08, 2013
Location: St. Albert the Great Church

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David Anthony, age 53, of Columbus, died November 4, 2013 peacefully at home after a courageous battle with leukemia.  He is survived by his beloved wife of 31 years, Emily (Allen),  devoted daughter, Meghan (John) Salsky and his loyal and faithful companions, Daisy and Kody.  He is also survived by his father, Frank, siblings, Frances Mazaros, Michael Hvizdos, Rosemary Bella, and Annemarie Dial, and his mother and father in-law, Charlie and Cliff McCarthy.  He is preceded in death by his mother, Inez and brother, James.  He leaves many loving nieces, nephews, and close friends. Born and raised in North Royalton, David served for 20 years in the US Army as a Warrant Officer and is a veteran of Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He loved our country, our freedom, Cleveland, the Indians, and the Browns.  Friends may call at the BABITT FUNERAL HOME, 9350 RIDGE RD. N. ROYALTON, THURSDAY 2-4  and 6-8 pm.  Funeral Mass Friday at 12 noon at St. Albert the Great Church, 6667 Wallings Rd (Everyone meet at church).  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cleveland Hope Lodge, Mt. Carmel Hospice or the Wounded Warriors Program.  A reception will be held at the American Legion, 7667 York Rd., Parma, OH. after the funeral mass.

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Emily Cornetet
   Posted Wed November 06, 2013
My most hearfelt sympathy goes out to the Hvizdos family. Dave was a wonderful person and he will be missed. He put up such a fight and I am so glad that he was able to take that walk down the isle in September with his wonderful daughter, Meghan. Mr. John Salsky will do a wonderful job of taking care of her while Dave watches over them both.
Always in my prayers...
-Emily Cornetet

Paula Mahoney
   Posted Wed November 06, 2013
Emily, Meghan and family,

Lori and I are so sorry to hear this news--but Dave was a fighter and was tough to the end. We were very happy he was able to walk Meghan down the aisle. We will remember the good times and the crazy times--whether they be on the water, a golf course or just exploring lands out West. As Dave would say, "I'll take it from here."

Valerie LeBlanc
   Posted Wed November 06, 2013
Thank you for being my dear friend. I love you. I will miss you...Rest peacefully, Dave.....Thank you for 10 years of memories, chuckles, sideways smirks and allowing me to feel like family....Dog Lady

Sheena Marosy
   Posted Wed November 06, 2013
Meghan, Emily & Family,

I want to express my love and sympathy to you and your family. Dave was such a blessing to everyone who knew him. I am forever grateful that I was able to meet such an incredible man, husband, & father. He never seemed to run out of kind (or snarky<--which were hilarious all the time) words. I will never forget the smile on Dave's face as he walked you (Meghan) down the aisle. I feel so blessed that I was able to be part of such a joyous celebration.

When someone touches our life for good, it is not diminished by time or distance, and while we mourn his loss, I am comforted knowing Dave is no longer suffering. He has shown much courage and will during his long battles. He is a great example to all of us on endurance, and patience. Next weekend during your race Meghan, I know he will be right there with us cheering you on. I know he is so proud of the woman you became. & remember that it is not goodbye, but see you later. Love you all so much.

Many love and prayers for you all,


Life is a book in volumes three, the past, the present, and the yet-to-be. The past is written and laid away, the present we're writing every day, And the last and best of volumes, three, is locked from sight - God keeps the key.

Psalm 23 - A psalm of David

1 The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.

2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,

3 he restores my soul.
He guides me in paths of righteousness
for his name’s sake.

4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil, for you are with me;
your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

5 You prepare a table before me the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.

6 Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord

   Posted Wed November 06, 2013
Dear Hvizdos Family,
I am so sorry to have read of your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences. Something that I have personally found to be of great comfort is what the Bible says at John 5:28,29 as well as Revelation 21:4. In these verses we find comforting promises for a much better future in which the causes we now have for suffering will no longer exist. Knowing this has always comforted me and it is my sincere hope that these thoughts comfort your family as well. Again I am so sorry for your loss.


colleen kennedy
   Posted Wed November 06, 2013
Dear Emily and Family, I was deeply saddened by the news of your husband's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. If there is anything I can do to help you at this time please just let me know.

"what we have oce enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us" - Helen Keller

I have found that quote true in my life and hope it can bring some truth and comfort to you as well -your friend colleen

Mary Colgan Finnigan
   Posted Wed November 06, 2013
We were blessed to have Dave as a member of the Colgan Air Family.

Thinking of you all and keeping you in my prayers.
God speed Dave. Rest in peace.

jaclyn stratman
   Posted Wed November 06, 2013

AZALEA PLANT was sent by Jaclyn, Dan and The Stratman Family.

Meghan, Emily and Hvizdos Family, We love you and know you will always carry on Dave's strength and courage. In our hearts forever and memories to last a lifetime. We miss you Paco! Love- Jaclyn, Dan and The Stratman Family

North Royalton Alumni Association
   Posted Thu November 07, 2013
The North Royalton Alumni Association wishes to extend their deepest condeolences to Davids family.

Robert Roby
   Posted Thu November 07, 2013
As we celebrate the life of Dave, it feels as if we have been cheated. Selfishly, we want one more Brown/Indians/ Buckeye game to spend with him. One more day of shooting….just one more Long Island Ice Tea!

No doubt, it was Dave’s time to graduate to a place where there is no more pain and no more sorrow. Paul’s words never seemed to ring more true than for Dave. “The time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”

Dave you will be missed.

Debbie and Denny Rhome
   Posted Fri November 08, 2013
Just wanted to let you know how sorry we are for your loss. Dave fought his illness with courage and dignity...and now he has found peace. We are praying that you will be surrounded by God's comforting love and filled with the peace only He can give. We wanted to be there for you but Denny is not feeling well this morning. He has a sinus infection.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Love you,
Debbie and Denny Rhome

Cast your burden on The Lord and He will sustain you. Ps. 55:22

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Matt. 5:4

Roxanne Gonzalez
   Posted Tue July 08, 2014
Iam so sorry to find this out Dave was a friend in Barstow my prayers are with all of you. Rest in Peace Dave

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