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David William Debrosse

July 22, 1949 — September 20, 2021

DEBROSSE, David William, age 72, of Kettering, passed away Monday, September 20, 2021. David was born July 22, 1949 in Piqua, OH to Harold and Joann (Wirrig) DeBrosse.

A graduate of Piqua Catholic High School in 1967, he graduated from Marian College and earned his Master’s in chemistry from Michigan State University. David worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 20 years, and then retired from Kodak in 2018. He was a devout Catholic and a long-time member of Ascension Catholic Church. David loved taking his sons to movies and enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s sporting events.

He is preceded in death by his parents. David is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Margo DeBrosse; children, Greg (Diane) of Tulsa, OK, Nick (Jamie) of Centennial, CO, Charles (Melissa) MD, of Mason, OH; grandchildren, Kate, Quentin, Mike, Matt, and Maggie; brothers, Fred, Adrian (Kathy), Tony (Susan), Matt, and Walter (Julie); sisters, Vicky (Wayne) Daniel, Brenda (Dale) Stephan, and Angie (Ken Zakel) DeBrosse, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Family will greet friends from 2:00pm-4:00pm Sunday, September 26 at Routsong Funeral Home, 2100 E. Stroop Rd., Kettering. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30am Monday, September 27 at Ascension Catholic Church, 2025 Woodman Dr., Kettering. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave. Dayton, OH 45420.

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Sunday, September 26, 2021

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, September 27, 2021

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Ascension Catholic Church

2025 Woodman Dr., Kettering, OH 45420

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