David W. Bevins


David W. Bevins 78, passed away on Friday, September 25, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on August 5, 1942 in St. Albans, Vermont to Wayne and Lucille Bevins.

Dave served in the Army National Guard in Vermont and New York, retiring as a Colonel after 33 years of service. He worked for General Electric in Burlington, Vermont before being transferred to the Main Plant in Schenectady, retiring from the Bectal MAD Division. Dave decided he had enough of office work and began to work on the Smith Farm in Ballston Spa.

Dave was a 45 year member of the Burnt Hills Fire Department, serving as chief and fire commissioner.

In 2016 Dave and his wife Bea tried Florida, moving to the lovely Solivta Community. Bea thought it wouldn’t last, a year later they owned a house and loved being snowbirds. Dave took up golf and pickelball. He enjoyed his time in Florida with Bea, his brother and sister in law, some high school friends and all the new friends they made. They spent their summers back in Burnt Hills camping and traveling with friends and just enjoying each other’s company.

Dave is survived by his wife of 58 years Bea; sons Michael Bevins and Tory Bevins; granddaughter Dariann Hall (Anthony); great grandchildren Journi and Ryann; siblings Larry Bevins (Mary) and Holle Forbes; nephews Chad Bevins and Jamie Bevins; niece Carly Forbes; and several other nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be private. Dave will be laid to rest with military honors in the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Dave may be made to Community Hospice of Saratoga or the DAV.

Guest Book

Pat VanWie

I remember all the fun times we had. Best friends are hard to find and both of you are still my best friends. May Dave Rest In Peace. I have all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

Dee Fairchild

Bea, so sorry to hear about Dave passing away. I have such great memories of all of us in high school!! You two were the perfect couple. He will he sorely missed!!!

Gary Springer

To the family- I would like to offer my condolences.
I had the privilege of working with Dave at GE/MAO.
In our "spare time" we served together as members of the Fire Dept, where he was my mentor and friend. He will be surely missed!!

Blythe Macomber

Bea I am so sorry to hear the sad news of Dave’s passing. He was always so kind to me and Sammie. Keeping you, the boys and Dariann close in thought and sending my prayers and condolences. ❤️

Dick and Joan Rowland

I am so sorry to hear of Dave's passing. He was always a pleasure to work with at the Fair and I know he enjoyed the time he spent each summer. Our best wishes and sympathies to his family from the Old Timers of the Saratoga County Fair.

Laura Hands

Bea and family,
Please accept my condolences for your loss. Dave was so well liked and respected by many. I pray his memory will bring you and your family peace.

Laura

Salvator Internicola

I will miss you my friend

Michael Kelly

Bea and Mike, sorry for your loss. My condolences.

Liz & Alan Freeman

Bea - So sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and family.
R I P.

Edwina Cath

I am very sorry to hear about Dave. He was one of the best. Working with him, he always kept me on my toes. He taught me to always follow the rules and to fight for what you thought was right. He will be missed.

Mary Ann Dashno

So sorry for your Loss Larry and Mary my sympathies to you and your family

Jane Sackett

Bea, I am so sorry for your loss. Dave was a great guy, a wonderful neighbor. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Mike and Tory.
Jane

Spencer and Rebecca Hart

We didn’t know Dave very long. He was a great friend. We will miss all the camping trips with him. Very sorry for his loss. Prayers to his family.

Deb and Snuffy

Bea, Tory, Mike and family -- you are in our thoughts and prayers. We have had many years of playing and traveling together making so many wonderful memories. We will miss Dave and the chats around the fire pit, bike rides and exploring many National Parks all over the country. Love you guys!

John and Tammy Boyd

Sorry about your loss Bea we were fond of Dave

AnnaMae and Dick Stewart

Great friend. We will miss him dearly. Rest In Peace.

John Goddard

My deepest condolences, Dave touch so many lives in different ways, You always knew where you stood and Dave made no bones about it. I remember the good times we had going to Talladega in the spring time, sitting around telling stories and laughing while there was tornado warnings all around. Bea, you and your family are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Hope to see you when I’m back in NY.

Diane Bristol

I just opened up Facebook and my heart sunk to my feet. I am so sorry. Dave was so loved and respected by his logistics co-workers. So many times when all the girls ganged up on him he would say it was like having five wives. My sincere sympathy to you and your family for your loss. My heart is very heavy right now! RIP in peace Dave

Patti Southworth

Begins Family

Dave was a wonderful man. He displayed the character we need all to have. Measuring uo to him is a tall task, and one that will be hard to achieve. Msy God comfort you during this difficult time.