David Lee Houck, 52
Life Celebration with Prayers Recited at 7:00 p.m.David Lee Houck, 52, of Lexington Park, MD, passed away on August 15, 2012, at his home surrounded by family and friends.
David was born on February 11, 1960 in Lancaster, PA to George Houck and Edith Fryberger Houck of New Holland, PA.
In 1978, David graduated from Garden Spot High School in New Holland, PA. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in September 1978 and spent 20 years honorably serving his country. He was honorably discharged in September 1998. During his career he received several medals including the Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal, and the Navy Expeditionary Medal. After his retirement from the Navy, he returned to work for the federal government as a Supervisor General Supply Specialist at Patuxent River Naval Air Station for the next five years. In June 1996, he married his beloved wife, Donna Jo Houck in Graceville, Florida.
David is a life member of the Association of Aviation Ordnancemen, the American Legion Post, Boy Scout Troop 48 for 12 years, and the Ebenezar Evangelical Congregational Church in Brownstown, PA. David was an avid sports fan, playing soccer in high school and while serving in the Navy. He loved the Phillies, the Eagles and the Flyers. He was also a fan of NASCAR. He took great pride in coaching his son, Alex, in football and baseball.
In addition to his parents and wife, he is also survived by his children, Gabrielle Marie Houck of Providence, RI and Alexander Lee Houck of Lexington Park, MD; his step-daughter, Justine Brieanna Woodburn (Scott) of Cincinnati, OH; his sister, Janice Elaine Hauck of Ephrata, PA, his niece, Jessica Bitner (Todd) of Ephrata, PA; nephews, Christopher Hauck (Sue) of Abington, PA and Steven Hauck of Randallstown, MD, one great nephew, Logan Bitner of Ephrata, PA and two great nieces, Avery and Cameron Bitner of Ephrata, PA.
Family will receive friends for David's Life Celebration on Monday, August 20, 2012, from 5 PM to 8 PM at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650 with prayers recited at 7 PM. Interment will be held at Arlington National Cemetery on Friday, November 16, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650; American Cancer Society, 1041, Route 3 North, Bldg. A, Gambrills, MD 21054, or the Patuxent River Monsters Youth Travel Baseball Team, P.O. Box 665 Great Mills, MD 20634.
Condolences to the family may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.