David Martoccia

We first met David and his wife Sandra in December 2012, at their home.  David was well into his battle with ALS and doing his best to enjoy what turned out to be his final days, he passed away at the age of 48 on January 1, 2013.

At our meeting, David spoke of special moments and the different connections that he had with each of his children (10, 18, 21).  David and his youngest son enjoyed outdoor activities together (running -5K, shooting hoops, going to baseball games) and his eldest son shared his love of wine, education, and medicine (David was a physician).  Keepsakes for each son reflect these special times; a box with the image David’s running shoes was made for his youngest son, along with a quilt made from their 5K t-shirts and a shadow box lined with David’s lab coat, a cork from his favorite bottle of wine, and an inspirational saying is being created for his oldest son, who will also receive a quilt made from David’s dress clothes. David’s daughter loved watching sports with her dad, particularly USC and Vanderbilt’ a quilt made from their favorite game day jerseys is being created for her as well as a bracelet made from the flowers of David’s favorite tree.  All of the children loved dad’s Pecan Pancakes, so cutting boards were made with David’s Pancake Recipe burned in them.  Each child also received a copy of The River Why (David’s favorite book) and a thumbprint charm with an individual message inscribed on the back.

It was a pleasure to serve David.  Please keep his family in your prayers.