David John Chapin
David John Chapin
  • January 8, 1955 - June 2, 2017
  • Fairfax, Virginia

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David John Chapin of Fairfax, Virginia, passed away on June 2, 2017.

He was born on January 8, 1955 at the US Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland. He grew up in the Bren Mar Park neighborhood where his family enjoyed many long friendships. Dave attended Thomas Jefferson High School and lived his life in Fairfax County. At the time of his death, he was a general contractor with Double D Home Improvement Services. He was an avid Harley Davidson enthusiast and also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being outdoors. He was a loyal fan of the Washington Nationals, Redskins, and Capitals. Dave also enjoyed playing guitar and was in several bands over his lifetime.

All who knew Dave will long remember him as a kind-hearted, loyal friend who was always ready to lend a hand. His smile and laugh were contagious and he could always brighten up any room with his kindness and sense of humor.

More than anything, Dave adored his daughter, Elizabeth, (aka "squirt"). She was the light of his life and he loved being her father.

Dave was preceded in death by his brother, Steven George; his aunt and uncle, Jackie and Ed McDaniel, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife, Diane Ringer; daughter Elizabeth; parents, Connie and George Chapin of Lake of the Woods, Virginia; sister Linda Clark and her husband Dave, and niece Miranda of Greenville, North Carolina.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, June 11th, from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m., at Demaine Funeral Home, 10565 Main Street, Fairfax, Virginia.

A celebration of Dave's life will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, June 12th, at Vienna Presbyterian Church, 124 Park Street N.E., Vienna, Virginia. Interment will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 13 at Fairfax Memorial Park, 9900 Braddock Road, Fairfax. Meet at office at 10:45 a.m., 4401 Burke Station Road, Fairfax, VA 22033.

Contributions in Dave's honor can be made to Heroes, Inc., 1200 29th St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20007 or www.heroes.org.