On Nov. 17, 2019, David Aossey passed away peacefully with family members by his side following a long illness. He was born Sept. 4, 1929, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and had celebrated his 90th birthday.
After returning from his service in the Korean War, David started working for Hometown Dairy. He married Eileen Nassed and together they raised four children, Sam (Tammy), Nancy (Bill), Linda and Mona. Also surviving are his siblings, Lucille, Jim, Jumelie, Anace, Zakea, Sophie and Kamel; three grandchildren, Christine, Tiffany (Steve) and Sammy (Paige); and four great-grandchildren, Jordan, Rylee, Aniston and Macklyn.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hacebe and Abdoo; and two sisters, Souad and Mary.
Golf played an important role throughout David's life and he developed many lifelong relationships. David became a very accomplished golfer as he picked up learning the game as a young boy as a caddy at the Cedar Rapids Country Club and then earned the position of the caddy master. With continued passion for the love of the game, he became an avid player.
David graduated from Franklin High School and led his golf team to two state championships. David won the City Amateur tournament three times and held the record for decades and was so proud of his son, Sam, when he won it four time. David maintained friendships from his early childhood and throughout the years of his life. He took much pride in his community of Cedar Rapids. During his illness, he received loving care by his devoted wife Eileen, in the comfort of their home.
A Celebration of Life gathering will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre, located at 2121 Bowling St. SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404.
As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made in memory of David Aossey to International Medical Corps, 12400 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1500, Los Angeles, CA 90025 or to the Alzheimer's Association, 317 Seventh Ave. SE, Suite 402, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.broshchapel.com.