David A. Lidie, 69, of Naples, FL, died peacefully after complications from a heart transplant at Cleveland Clinic, Westin, FL on January 8, 2021. David was born September 12, 1951 in Washington, DC. He was the oldest of four children. He was raised in Kensington, MD, graduated from Walter Johnson High School, and Montgomery College. He spent much of his youth on the Chesapeake Bay where he became an avid boater and fisherman. The first half of his career he worked for Chas. G. Stott and Company as Manager of Retail Stores. After Stott’s he worked in the Office Furniture industry with Arbee Associates and finally retired from Andy Stern’s in 2017. While working at Stott’s he met the love of his life, Cheryl Allison whom he later married in 1976. A treasured friend to many and adored by his family, he is survived by his wife Cheryl Lidie of Naples, FL, Daughter Heather Kaufman (David), his mother Helen Lidie, two grandchildren: Marc and Nickolas Andrews, (Alexandria) and three siblings, Debbie Camp, (Courtney), Doug Lidie, (Homa) and Donna Griffin, (Mike) Brother in Law to Craig Allison, (Linda) and John Allison, (Cynthia) Uncle to Katie Allison, Christina Byrd, (John), Manny Lidie, (Nilab) Allison Lidie-Ratner, (Bret) Sue Puckett, (Sam) Megan Weeden, (Zack), Nolan Camp, (Alison) Jamie Allison and Christina Griffin. Great Uncle to James Byrd, Conner Byrd, Kaitlin Pucket, Lilly Byrd, Miles Camp, Jocelyn Lidie-Ratner and Ellie Lidie. Dog dad to his beloved Yorkie, Alley. David was predeceased by his father, Clarence Lidie and nephew Courtney Camp.
Along with his love of the water, David was a Yorkie breeder and fancier. He was the President of the Rock Creek Kennel Club and loved putting on the annual dog show. He was also a member of the Yorkshire Terrier Club of America and the Yorkshire Terrier Club of the Nation’s Capital, where he also served as President. He took great pleasure in being with people and spending time with his family. His heart was abundantly full. In light of the pandemic, a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Please consider a donation to the American Heart Association in David’s honor.
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