Newington, NH — David T. Philbrick, 53, of Newington, died peacefully Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at his home, with loving family by his side.
He was born in Portsmouth, Nov. 29, 1960 a son of Mary (Ahern) Philbrick of Rye and the late George O. Philbrick.
Raised on Cable Road in Rye, he graduated from Saint Thomas Aquinas in Dover with the class of 1979. Following graduation he married the love of his life and high school sweetheart, Susan (Schummrick) Philbrick of Newington, whom he shared 23 years of marriage with.
David started working at the family business, Philbrick’s Sales & Service of North Hampton at an early age and took over ownership in 1993 when his late father George retired. He successfully ran the family business until his retirement in 2009.
He was a past member of the Rye Lions Club. In his earlier years, David was an avid hunter and archer and earned a position on the New Hampshire State Archery Team. David also loved traveling extensively throughout the world with his wife, Susan. He was a kind and generous man who anonymously gave to many charities throughout the Seacoast area.
In addition to his wife, Susan, and mother, Mary, family members include his brothers, George “Rick” Philbrick and his wife, Susan of Stratham, Dan Philbrick, his twin of Dover; sisters, Susan Philbrick Tiffany and her husband, Mark of Amesbury, Mass., Kathleen Philbrick of Deerfield; many dear aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and his beloved dogs, Harry and Scotto.
In addition to his father, George, he was predeceased by his sister, Jackie Ann Philbrick.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, June 20, 2014, at the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, 811 Lafayette Road, Hampton. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 21, 2014, in Saint Theresa Church, 815 Central Road, Rye Beach. Burial will follow in Central Cemetery, Rye. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in David’s name to Saint Theresa Church, 815 Central Road, Rye Beach. Please visit www.RemickGendron.com to view David’s memorial website, sign the tribute wall, or for directions.