David "Dave" Lynn Moody, age 58, of Hamden passed away suddenly on Friday, May 17, 2019.
Dave was born on February 4, 1961, to Paul and Ann (Stewart) Moody and was a lifelong resident on Covert Hollow in Hamden, NY. He is survived by his father Paul, brothers: Bill (Patsy) Moody of Hamden, NY, Bob (Lisa) Moody of Walton, NY, Phil (AnnMarie) Moody of Oneonta, NY and sister Amy (Lynn) Buchanan of Fort Mill, SC, also nieces and nephews: Marianne, Meghan, Andy, Trevor, Kylee, Matt, Ali, William and Liam as well as many friends and neighbors. Dave was predeceased by his nephew Jeffrey Moody in October 2016 and his mother Ann Moody in June 2018.
Dave was born deaf and spent time at camps when he was young to learn to lip read and attended Delaware Academy in Delhi. He was active in 4-H, learning a love for farm animals and machinery. During school he worked on the family farm and as part of the 4-H program, showed Jersey dairy and Angus beef cows at the County Fair in Walton. After school, Dave worked construction in New York City before returning home to build his life on the family farm. Dave was an excellent mechanic and enjoyed working on tractors and cars and participated in tractor pulls and demolition derbies at local fairs.
Dave was well liked by all in and around Delaware County. Many people have a "Dave Story", involving working with him on the farm, traveling to events or building and running derby cars throughout the years. Dave will be remembered for his interest in the Demolition Derby, winning and representing Delaware County at the New York State Fair in 1991. Many nieces, nephews and friends are grateful to "Uncle" Dave for getting them started with their first derby cars to compete with.
Family and friends are invited to a memorial service for Dave at the Pavilion at Hamden Town Hall, Hamden on Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 12 to 4pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dave's memory to the Delaware County Chapter of the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention: Attn:120 Wall Street, 29th floor, New York, NY 10005, or to the American Hearing Research Foundation, 275 N. York Street, Suite 201, Elmhurst, IL 60126.