David Allen Chase, age 68, passed away unexpectedly, on Saturday, January 14, 2023. Born in Oak Park, Illinois on February 9, 1954, he was the son of the late Daniel Boone and Florence (Enger) Chase. He spent his early years in Lombard, Illinois, before his family moved to Acton, Massachusetts when Dave was in sixth grade. Five years later, Dave and his family moved to the quiet suburban town of Walpole, Massachusetts, where he graduated from Walpole High School with the Class of 1972. Dave continued his education at Northeastern University, taking courses in electrical engineering.
While enrolled at Northeastern, Dave married his beloved wife, Cheryl Caskie, on August 23, 1974, in the South Walpole United Methodist Church. Together they made their home in Boston, while Dave completed his studies, earning his bachelor's degree in 1977. Having been through Northeastern's co-op program, Dave had some practical experience with circuitry design, which he applied designing computer chips with an electronics company in Bedford. He and Cheryl went on to make their home in New Hampshire for a short time, while Dave went to work designing computer chips for various military contracts with the Sanders Company. After returning to Walpole, Dave took a position with LSI Logic with their branch office in Dover, remaining with the company through their move to Waltham. While working with LSI, Dave transitioned from his design role to a sales engineer position, meeting many new clients along the way. Dave took his skill set as a sales engineer to IAS, later becoming a principle with the company prior to its closure in 2021.
Once he and Cheryl made their home in the Brookside House in the Plimptonville neighborhood of Walpole, Dave quickly honed his skills in construction, making repairs and modifications to the house. More recently, he taught himself the art of post and beam construction, building a shed with a carport on his property. In order to help him complete all his projects, Dave purchased a green pickup truck, so he could haul the various materials he needed to his house. He had a love of all vehicles including is Kabota tractor and his BMW Z4, as he loved the engineering that went into the car that made it so much fun to cruise around in. Back at home, Dave enjoyed working within various financial avenues, ensuring all his investments were paying off. More than anything, Dave loved spending time with his family.
Beloved husband of Cheryl Caskie Chase.
Loving father of David A. Chase, Jr. and his wife, Bethany Wolf Chase, and Benjamin A. Chase, all of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.
Brother of Joy Bradley of New Hampshire, James Chase and his wife, Betty, of Walpole, Daniel Chase Jr. of South Carolina, and William Chase and his wife, Masha, of Washington.
Following Dave's wishes, his family has decided that all funeral services will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Dave's name may be made to the Christian Science Benevolent Association, 910 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 or at https://www.chbenevolent.org/