MECHANICVILLE - David P. Wickham, 73, of Mechanicville passed away unexpectedly at his home on Friday January 10, 2020.
He was born in Albany on August 17, 1946, a son of Howard Earl and Dorothy (Sowek) Wickham.
David was drafted into the Army following high school and immediately went overseas to fight for his country in Vietnam in the 25th Infantry Division, becoming Sergeant.
Following the military, he came back to work for GE in Schenectady for several years before moving on to managing the warehouse for Marcella’s Appliance in Schenectady where he retired in 2012.
David loved to fish, bowl, play horseshoes, play cards with his sisters and was an avid New York Giants fan. He loved spending time watching his children and grandchildren play sports, coaching and encouraging from the sidelines.
He was predeceased by his sister, Mary and his brother, James.
David is survived by his 3 children, David, Jr. (Patricia), Douglas (April) and Stephanie(Shawn) LaPlante; 13 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; 3 sisters, Dorothy, Donna and Deborah; 2 brothers; Earl and William and many nieces and nephews and his best friend, Eli.
Visiting hours will be from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at New Comer Cremations & Funerals, 343 New Karner Road, Colonie. A celebration of David’s life will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Memory Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project in his memory. Online condolences may be expressed at www.NewComerAlbany.com