David Black

February 3, 1952 - January 30, 2021
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David Black
2-3-1952 – 1-30-2021

David Black was born February 3, 1952 in Denver, CO at St Joseph Hospital.  He passed away January 30, 2021 after a long, hard fought battle with cancer.

He is survived by his wife Carol, his children, Tyler, Jessica (Christopher Kohlback), his two grandsons Cooper and Cashen, brothers John (Joan), Norm (Glee), many in-laws, nieces and nephews and friends, all who love and miss him.

David was the youngest of three boys born to Norm and Doris Black. He grew up in East Denver.  He attended Montclair Elementary, Hill Jr High and graduated from George Washington High in 1970. He attended Northeastern Jr College in Sterling, CO for a year.

His first job as a youth was as a cook at A&W Root Beer on East Colfax. That’s where he and his bride to be, Carol, met. She was 15 and working as a car hop at the time. David and Carol started dating and getting serious a couple years later. On August 18, 1973 they were married at St James Catholic Church. David was 21 and Carol was 19. David and Carol were together until the night he passed, 47 ½ years later.

When he returned to Denver after college, he began working in construction. He started out doing framing and as time passed, he became a skilled craftsman, all through hard work, dedication and a desire to be the best. He spent a lot of time in his younger days, restoring old homes throughout historic Denver. He eventually started his own business, David Black Builder. He spent a lifetime working hard and never did retire but worked until he was too ill to work anymore.

He had a deep love and respect for our beautiful Rocky Mountains. He loved to fish, hike, climb, camp and be one with nature. One summer he and his dear friend, John, walked the Continental Divide from Berthoud to Aspen. This was a source of great pride. He was a great tennis player and later in life fell in love with the game of golf. He tried to play every Sunday, weather permitting.

His greatest joy in life was his family, especially his two grandbabies.

The world is upside down right now in so many ways. His family would love to be together with all those who loved him to celebrate his life. In a safer time, hopefully this summer, there will be a gathering to share the joy of knowing and loving David. Please provide the family with your contact information to email address davidblackbuilder@yahoo.com

Memorial donations may be made to St Jude Hospital in his name. May God bless you.

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Born: February 3, 1952
Died: January 30, 2021

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Tyler Black posted on 1/19/23

I am still missing you Dad, Pal, Paul, I could use your knowledge everyday. How to do this? What would Dave Dark do? I know you see my carvings and see how much wood I remove. I even used the router! i know you're well and Lenny has found you for support once again. We miss you but knowing you're guarding us is a nice thought but we all miss you so much. I love you buddy. I LOVE YOU DAD!!!!!!


James Schumacher posted on 2/27/21

May you now Rest In Peace David.


Dallas and Linda Breffle posted on 2/27/21

We have known Dave for almost as long as Carol did. We loved him the moment he came into our family. He was always fun and made us laugh with his stories. He was there for holidays, picnics, football games and trips to the cabin. We will miss his great personality. Our hearts go out to Carol, Jessica and Tyler. They have had a long, hard journey. We hope that they find peace and David will also rest in peace. He has many people from our family up there waiting for him


Angela Pierce posted on 2/26/21

David had such a great sense of humor. I remember how much fun we had in Hawaii with Maureen and Bruce. It was heartbreaking to see him suffer for so long, but his courage and strength were admirable. I will miss David, but feel joy that he no longer suffers. I look forward to his celebration of life, with the life of the party there in spirit. My sympathy to Carol, Tyler and Jessica and family, as well as David’s brothers and family. Love, Angela


Cyndy Johnson posted on 2/24/21

We met Carol and David via her sister Maureen years ago. We remember David as always having a smile on his face and laughing where ever he went. So sorry that he had to suffer so long, but is now free. Thinking of you Carol, hang in there. Thank you to Marana Mortuary for allowing obituaries to be posted here, it was very kind of you.


Tyler Black posted on 2/23/21

"The fable of Cupid and Psyche is usually considered allegorical. The Greek name for a 'butterfly' is Psyche, and the same word means the 'soul.' There is no illustration of the immortality of the soul so striking and beautiful as the butterfly, bursting on brilliant wings from the tomb in which it's lain, after a dull, grovelling, caterpillar existence, to flutter in the blaze of day and feed on the most fragrant and delicate productions of the spring. Psyche, then, is the human soul, which is purified by sufferings and misfortunes and is thus prepared for the enjoyment of true and pure happiness." T. Bulfinch I love you so much Dad and this quote gives me comfort knowing your earthly sufferings have ceased and your soul is in a place of pure joy. I will always hold you in my heart, ask you for advice and ponder the knowledge you have shared with me. I'm sure I won't remember it correctly or do your lessons justice but I will always consider you my teacher. I will always remember your sense of humor and I'll try to joke and bring humor into the world as you so often did. You'd often say, "I'm just one man!" but too so many people you are so much more... a friend, a mentor, a craftsmen, a teacher, a husband, a father, a grandfather, a brother, philosopher and athlete. So, yes, Dad you are "just one man" but a damn fine one at that! I love you buddy!


Judy Blackford posted on 2/23/21

Free of pain, David, may you now soar with the angels. I love this quote: “They whom we love and lose Are no longer where they were before. They are now wherever we are” Love Judy


Maureen Blackford posted on 2/23/21

My sympathies to Carol, Tyler, Jessica, Chris, Cooper, and Cashen, and all his family. I know David's passing has left a void in your heart. Hugs to you all.


Bob LaCroix posted on 2/23/21

God be with you brother. You always had a mischievous fun loving nature. Ready for an adventure. Always supportive, always introspective , always humorous and damn good fun! What a fighter. What spirit and determination. Your love for family was inspirational and having you as a friend has been one of God’s best blessings .


Barbara Sweeney posted on 2/22/21

Dear Carol, and children, I met David in Sterling Colorado in 1970/71. school year through Maureen. He was very nice and a lot of fun and funny as well I enjoyed him a lot. I am so sorry for your loss he built a good life with his family and I know will be missed but his suffering is over now. May he rest in peace my deepest Sympathies. May you have peace Barbara Sweeney


Donald Christensen posted on 2/22/21

Carol so sorry for the loss of David your husband was the greatest had many great times with David. I will miss him dearly on the golf course. Love you David


Maureen Blackford posted on 2/22/21

Carol, David met the love of his life the day you walked in for your job at A&W. He was always vocal about his love for you. You and he raised a great family in Jessica and Tyler, enriching your lives. This love was expanding when Chris came on board... and those grandbabies were the icing on the cake. I admired his craftmanship and skills at carpentry...can't look at our remodeled kitchen or our garage without thinking of him. We've have a lot of fun together over the years, with many wonderful memories. David had the best laugh, the best sense of humor; always joking. I will always remember him for that. And I will always miss him. Love, Maureen


Patty Blackford posted on 2/22/21

David, may you Rest In Peace. Your fun loving ways and your great laugh will surely be missed.


Bruce Berman posted on 2/22/21

David will be missed by many people and all we can do is think of the good times we had


Carol Black posted on 2/22/21

I love and miss you David. Love, Carol Eternal rest grant unto him, Oh Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. Amen