No. Andover — David M. Towler, 57, of North Andover, Mass., passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 19, at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill, MA. David was born in Lawrence, Mas., and was the son of Robert J. and Dorothy (Koscielniak) Towler of Plaistow, N.H. David was the widower of Sheila (Youngblood) Towler.
David attended Holy Trinity School in Lawrence, Mass., and Greater Lawrence Regional Vocational Technical High School where he studied drafting and graduated in 1973. He also attended Northeastern University and UMass Lowell, and had a very successful career as a mechanical and microwave designer. But his first love was always music, heavily influenced by his favorite band, The Beatles, and he played in numerous bands as a guitarist throughout the years. He was a true rock n’ roller at heart.
In 2001, he went to Dallas for a project and ended up meeting the love of his life Sheila. They married in 2005. Together they loved to entertain and were known for their warmth and hospitality. They also loved to travel and did so extensively over the next 10 years. In 2011, they moved to the Dominican Republic to follow their dream of living a simpler life and opening a small business on the Caribbean island. Unfortunately, that dream wasn’t fulfilled as Sheila passed away in May 2012, after a short illness.
While still mourning Sheila, David received news that he had a new battle on his hands. He came home to Massachusetts and fought hard over the next six months, but it was too much to overcome.
Besides his parents, David is survived by his three children, Brandy, Dennielle, and David; three brothers, Robert Jr., Thomas, and Christopher; two stepsons, Nick and Kyle; and two grandsons and a granddaughter. He also leaves several nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to a Celebration of David’s Life at the Unitarian Universalist North Parish in North Andover on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at 11 a.m.
Those who wish to remember David by making memorial contributions in his memory, are asked to consider making a contribution to the American Cancer Society by going to www.cancer.org or calling (800) 227-2345.
Arrangements are under the direction of Cataudella Funeral Home, Methuen, Mass. To send the Towler family online condolences, please visit www.cataudellafh.com.