David Bies Obituary

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In Memory of

David John Bies

December 8, 1963 - August 11, 2017
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David "Dave" John Bies, 53, passed away on Friday August 11, 2017 of a heart attack while at work in Tucson, Arizona. Dave was born on December 8, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois and he lived for the past 42 years in Tucson. He was always a hard worker no matter what industry he was working in. Over the years, Dave was a business owner, private pilot, supervisor of airline operations for ExpressJet Airlines, and most recently, he worked as a property manager and maintenance supervisor. Dave was loved by many and will be dearly missed by all friends and family. He is survived by his wife, Susan Bies; his daughter and son-in-law,...
David "Dave" John Bies, 53, passed away on Friday August 11, 2017 of a heart attack while at work in Tucson, Arizona. Dave was born on December 8, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois and he lived for the past 42 years in Tucson. He was always a hard worker no matter what industry he was working in. Over the years, Dave was a business owner, private pilot, supervisor of airline operations for ExpressJet Airlines, and most recently, he worked as a property manager and maintenance supervisor. Dave was loved by many and will be dearly missed by all friends and family.

He is survived by his wife, Susan Bies; his daughter and son-in-law, Nicole Bies-Hernandez and Esidro Hernandez; his son, David Matthew Bies and grandson Nicolas Bies; his two sisters, Jan Hardy (Steve) and Mary Bies; as well as many biological and "surrogate" nieces and nephews (too many to name). David did not consider biology when defining his family, and thus has countless individuals including his baseball friends that were very important to him (you know who you are). He was the youngest of four children and was preceded in death by his parents, John and Dorothy Bies.

When he was not spending time with his family, "Diamond Dave" was on the baseball field. He loved baseball since he was a kid and played for 23 years in the Tucson MSBL/MABL (Men's Senior Baseball League/Men's Amateur Baseball League). Dave was inducted into the MSBL/MABL hall of fame in 2013, an honor that made him and his family so proud.

The celebration of Dave's life will be on Monday August 21, 2017 at East Lawn Palms Mortuary. Services will start at 1P.M. and there will be a gathering with light fare and refreshments immediately following the services. If you cannot attend the services, please feel free to pay your respects to the family at the gathering. Given Dave's bright and fun nature, he would want the services to be a celebration of his life and thus please do not wear the traditional all black attire. If you would like to wear your favorite jersey to reflect his passion for baseball, we think that would make him smile. In lieu in flowers, please contribute to either the family (https://www.gofundme.com/in-loving-memory-of-david-bies) and/or your local youth baseball organization (e.g., I9 Sports; Boys & Girls Club).

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"I miss you Dad! The world was changed the day you left and it sucks so bad! You were and are a great soul and I believe you are next to your parents. I will..." David Bies (tucson, AZ)

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