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David Warren Ochiltree

July 9, 1922 — September 9, 2022

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

David Warren Ochiltree

David W. Ochiltree, of Mount Pleasant S.C. entered into eternal rest on September 9, 2022.  He was born on July 9, 1922, in Omaha, Nebraska to the late Mr. and Mrs. Ned (Garnett) Ochiltree.

He attended Purdue University and graduated with the first class in the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering.  After graduation he went to work for NACA in the division of Aeronautics which later became NASA. 

David married Jeanne DeHas in December of 1945.

He left NACA and went to work for the CECO Corporation in Washington, D.C. and became the Senior Vice President of East Coast Operations.

David always put his family first and continued a tradition started by his father of week-long family vacations.  He and his family enjoyed a week at Pawleys Island/Litchfield Beach. This tradition has continued for 49 years and his family will continue to enjoy it.

His family will remember him as a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, and friend.  David is survived by 4 daughters: Lynn Heaton (Jay) of St. Marys, GA., Catherine Hause (John) of Franklin, Tenn., Ann Griffin of Durham, N.C., and Dede Crosmer (Walt) of Morrisville, N.C., 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers and memorial donations, the family requests that a donation be made to the charity of your choice.


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