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David James Ureda, 67, of Duluth Georgia passed peacefully surrounded by family, on the evening of April 29th. He was born July 23rd, 1955, to Eugene and Audrey Ureda.
Dave was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and, while growing up in Woodland Hills, California, developed a passion for airplanes and flying. He earned his private pilot’s license as a teenager, became a flight instructor, graduated from California State University at San Jose, and joined Delta Airlines at the age of 23. He cherished his career at Delta spanning 42 years, flying the 777 aircraft around the globe, and logging over thirty thousand flight hours. He will be remembered as a consummate professional and was proud to serve as Captain.
He will be most lovingly remembered for his dedication and passion for family, larger-than-life stories, and famously recognizable laugh. David took pride in facing life’s challenges positively and seized every opportunity to engage with people. He never missed a chance to improve a situation or a design. David lived his life under the guiding principles of the Golden Rule while using “common sense and good judgment.”
He is survived by his wife Pam; his daughter Amanda and her family Brent, Emma, Olivia, and Trevor; his son Davis and his family Missy and Camryn; and his twin sons Kevin and Nicholas. He will be forever loved and remembered. His strong legacy as a loving Husband, Father, Grandfather “Pops”, Brother, Son, and Friend will carry on forever.
A Celebration of Life will take place May 8th before Dave takes his final journey into outer space.
In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation for Johns Creek United Methodist Church in David’s honor.
Georgia Cremation in Duluth is assisting the family with end-of-life care arrangements.