Mr. David L. Hine, 55, of Mayfield, passed away September 19, 2012, at his residence following a lengthy illness. He was born February 19, 1957, in Gloversville, son of Louis Hine and the late June Stanyon Hine. Mr. Hine graduated from Gloversville High School and attended Fulton-Montgomery Community College. A proud veteran, David served in the Army from 1975-1978 in the aviation field. Early in life, he worked at Curtin-Hebert and at Anderson Instrument in Glen where he was a troubleshooter. He also worked as a contracting consultant for Home Depot. More recently, David was self-employed for many years in real estate and property management, as well as his cleaning and restoration business, Finishing Touches of Mayfield.
David was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Gloversville and a life member of the Disabled American Veterans. He also enjoyed fishing and a general "hands on" approach to all his activities. He especially enjoyed traveling in his motor coach, and RVing with friends.
David is survived by his wife, Darla Gallup Hine of Mayfield, whom he married May 3,1997. He is also survived by his father and stepmother, Louis and Janis Hine of North Carolina; stepdaughter, Katie A. Christman of Mayfield; stepson, Chad M. Christman of Mayfield; stepbrother, Paul Hine of Baltimore, Md.; half-brother Eric Hine of Lancaster, Pa.; stepsisters, Kim Sprager of Salisbury, North Carolina and Mary Ellen Castrop of St. Louis, Missouri. David also leaves nieces, nephews; and his devoted St. Bernard, Manny.
A memorial visitation and service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, September 23, 2012, at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 12 James St., Gloversville. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m. at the church prior to the service. Expressions of sympathy in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 260 Osborn Road, Loudonville, NY 12211 or to the DAV, P.O. Box 3528, Schenectady, NY 12303.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, 51 Fremont St., Gloversville. Please visit the family online guestbook at www.brbsfuneral.com.