David M. Licurse, Jr.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 28 August 2021 at 4:24 pm

ALBION – David (Dave) M. Licurse, Jr., 56, passed away from cancer on August 24, 2021, surrounded by family, which is what he desired. He was born in Albion on January 24, 1965.

He is predeceased by his father, David M. Licurse, Sr., and is the son of Patricia (Maloney) Licurse. Other survivors include sisters, Debbie Licurse and Denise Licurse; two nieces, Gabrielle Licurse and Stephanie (Licurse) Austin; a nephew, Gabriel Licurse; two grand-nephews, Justin and Isaiah; and one grand-niece, Nevaeh.

He shared a residence with his sister, Debbie. David was employed by Xerox for 30 years and worked at Cooley, in Palo Alto, CA. While working for Xerox and at Cooley, Dave made many incredible friends throughout his time there, and whole-heartedly looked forward to Cooley’s annual legendary ping pong tournaments.

David was a deeply devoted family man and cherished his family, which includes many cousins, aunts and uncles, as well as friendships, which he has enjoyed since childhood. Growing up, David was highly competitive and participated in many sports, such as baseball, lacrosse, water polo and golf. David’s Fairport High School water polo team went on to win the New York State championship. He also loved playing dice games, cards and board games at home with his family over the years. Dave could also be defined by the holidays and was sometimes called “Mr. Holiday” in the family, especially around Christmas when he was consumed by Hallmarks Christmas specials.

He maintained longstanding friendships from New York, Texas to California spanning decades. David was forever dedicated to being charitable toward others by quietly lending a hand at a moment’s notice, and had a special affection for all sports, babies and pandas. He was a walking encyclopedia when it came to sports.

Anyone who knew Dave, knew he could simply light up a room with his incredible smile, wit, or a stellar ping pong match. Dave was truly the humble “gentle giant” and accepted people easily. He left us much too early and will be profoundly missed by many. We will always love you and remember you for the very special light you brought into the world. You will remain in our hearts always, Dave. May you rest in peace now.

David’s family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. 21 West Avenue, Albion, NY, on Friday, September 10, from 4 to 8 p.m. David’s Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Family Parish-St. Joseph’s Church on Saturday, September 11, at 11 a.m.  Interment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

Memorials made be made in memory of David to: Hospice of the Valley, Attn: Gift Processing, P.O. Box 160045, Sacramento, CA 95816.

To share a special memory of David, please visit mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.