David G. Waugh died on January 28, 2021 in Chestertown, Maryland.

He was born on June 4, 1942, the son of Neil and Alice Waugh, in Trenton, New Jersey.

He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Conflict aboard the USS Nantahala as a Signalman. He traveled extensively to over 30 countries and became a shellback by crossing the equator.

David graduated from Rider University and received the Gordon F. Prichard Alumnus Award for his distinguished and exceptional volunteer service for the school. He continued his devotion to volunteer work throughout his life, including Little League, Boy Scout Troop #30, Friends of the Delaware Canal, Habitat for Humanity, Rebuilding Together, Captain John Smith’s Shallop, and the Rock Hall Museum. He was also a member of the Walkers and Talkers group in Rock Hall.

David’s career began as a draftsman for NJ Bell, and he eventually began work with Verizon as an engineer. He worked with Verizon for 32 years, eventually being promoted to Right of Way Agent. He enjoyed teaching classes in a tri-state area to Verizon employees.

Previously from Yardley, PA, he and his wife, Sandy, moved to the Eastern Shore to pursue David’s love for sailing. He enjoyed being a crew member for the Friday Night Sailing Races in Rock Hall for many years. He explored the Chesapeake with enthusiasm and could always tell a good sailing story.

He was an Elder in the Newtown Presbyterian Church, where he taught Sunday school, helped with the youth group, and initiated sermons on tape. He was a current member of the United Methodist Church (Wesley Chapel) in Rock Hall.

He was also a member of American Legion Post #228 in Rock Hall, the Chestertown Elks Lodge #2474, and the Telephone Pioneers of America.

David will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra; their children, Karen (Bryan) McClain, Kimberly (Mark) Hynes, and Kenyon (Juli) Waugh; as well as his grandchildren, Maggie (Alex), Kaitlyn, Sean, Griffin, Shenandoah, and Harper.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in David’s name to the United Methodist Church of Rock Hall Youth Ministry at https://www.yourrockhall.church/give, or at P.O. Box 626 Rock Hall, MD 21661. Services will be held at Fellows, Helfenbein, and Newnam Funeral Home in Chestertown on Saturday, February 13 beginning at 11:00 am with a one-hour visitation prior. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the service will be webcasted at www.fhnfuneralhome.com at the date and time of the service, and will be available to watch back later.

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