David Joseph Debesis
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David Joseph Debesis
  • February 12, 1943 - November 30, 2017
  • Raleigh, North Carolina

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David Joseph Debesis passed away on Nov. 30, 2017 after a valiant fight with cancer. David was born in Cleveland, Ohio on February 12th, 1943 to Joseph and Ann Debesis.
He graduated from Cleveland's John Marshall High School in January 1961. After one semester studying Electrical Engineering at Fenn College he went to work for Doan Electric in Cleveland generating working drawings for their construction projects.

In April of 1964, he enlisted in the Army where he taught artillery computer repair at Aberdeen Proving Ground Maryland. While stationed at Aberdeen, he met his future bride, Joyce Morgan and they were married upon his honorable discharge in April 1967.

Moving back to Cleveland, he was hired by IBM into their Field Engineering Division to service customer's 360 line of mainframe computers. He also provided software support to those customers. In 1975 Dave was promoted to a programmer position in Raleigh, NC. David, Joyce, and their 4 year old daughter, Wendy moved south to Raleigh where they remained throughout David's career with IBM. In February of 1979, David and Joyce were blessed with the birth of their son, Daniel.

David's interest were varied and many. From the challenge of doing home renovations, to woodworking and interest in race cars and machining, he was always busy. He was everyone's 'go to guy' and there were few things he wouldn't tackle. Upon his retirement from IBM in 1977 he just got more active in those avocations he loved.

He is survived by his daughter, Wendy Djang of Raleigh, NC, and his son Daniel Morgan Debesis of Hilton Head Island, SC.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests you donate to one of your local animal rescue organizations.Arrangements by Brown-Wynne, St. Mary's Str.