David M. Tremper, 59 – born in Meriden, Connecticut, June 16, 1958, passed away unexpectedly after a short illness in Sebring, Florida, September 24, 2017.  Dave was a devoted son and brother, predeceased by his parents Claude Tremper and Roberta Johnson Tremper and by his sister Claudia Tremper, all of Wallingford, CT.  A graduate of Lyman Hall High School, Dave worked alongside his parents for many years at Fairview Dairy, their family farm in Wallingford.  He had a second career as a landscaping foreman.  He was married to, and later divorced from Barbara Petry, a Northford native. Dave was his mother’s primary caretaker for years after she was widowed, living with her to assist her full-time.  She could not have asked for a better son and was very grateful for everything he did for her. After her death, Dave moved to his parents’ winter home in Lake Placid, FL, where he enjoyed his retirement. He had good friends and neighbors in Lake Placid and attended the First Baptist Church there.  He took pleasure in cooking and loved animals.Dave will forever be remembered by family and friends, including his two loving sisters, Mary Ellen Julian and her partner Douglas Van Dolen of Wallingford, and Beverly Prager and her husband Richard Prager of Charlton, Massachusetts, as well as his two nieces, Sarah Prager and Alexandra Scalfano.

Visiting hours will be held from 6-8 pm on Friday, October 6, at the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, North Haven with a Memorial Sharing at 7:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent via US mail to the Humane Society of Highlands County, PO Box 833, Sebring, FL 33871 or via their website, http://humanesocietyofhighlandscounty.com/donate.html.