David C. Cripps

NORTH MONMOUTH – David C. Cripps passed away Thursday after a short battle with cancer. He was born in Augusta, ME, on July 17, 1956, to John and Avis Cripps of North Monmouth.

David was educated at Monmouth schools. After graduating from Monmouth Academy, class of 1974, he went on to study carpentry at CMVTI and met Darlene Strout at Wing’s Drive-in. They wed June 19, 1982 and settled in North Monmouth in a home that they renovated together. David worked as a builder before starting a career as a shipfitter at Bath Iron Works, where he went by the nickname “Mr.” He retired from BIW after 35 years. Most recently he spent time building a greenhouse for his wife and installing a “catio” for his grandkitties, at his daughter’s home. He was a hard-working family man who lived a modest life. He loved cookouts, funny birthday cards, learning about different cars, and driving around in his truck with his dog. David also enjoyed the mountains and camping with family in the Moosehead Lake region.

David is survived by his wife Darlene; daughter Amanda; brother Dennis and his husband Farhan (Kaay); brother Dale and his wife Lourdes of Hawaii; Aunt Barbara Smith of New Hampshire; pets Lily, Moxie, Rollie, and Lil Soph; grandkitties Princess and Maui; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

David was predeceased by his parents John L. Cripps in 2001 and Avis H. Cripps in 2009; a cousin Kevin Gile of Gorham in 2005; a nephew Jon E. Smith in 2016; and many pets including beloved family dog Darby.

At David’s request, there will be no services.

Arrangements are in the care of the Roberts Funeral Home, 62 Bowdoin Street, Winthrop where condolences and memories may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the funeral home website by visiting http://www.khrfuneralhomes.com.

In lieu of flowers,

donations can be made to:

Misfits Rehab in Auburn

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