ForeverMissed

David H. Caulfield Jr. age 54 of Pennsville, New Jersey, passed on May 21, 2017 with his family by his side.

David was a man of many names such as Dave, Cornfield, Cookie, Corn, Big Dog, Big Daddy, Jersey Devil. He was also known to have a nickname for everyone and was a man of many talents. He could build or fix anything. His friends could always depend on him to lend his expertise in many areas especially boat repair and carpentry. David, an avid hunter, had a passion for building duck blinds and duck hunting. His favorite holiday was Duck Eve. He enjoyed riding his Harley, boating, fishing, and spending time with friends. David had a way of making you laugh even if you didnt want to. 
He served in the United States Navy from 1980-1984. He was a union pipe fitter working with Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 74, DE.

He is survived by his father, D. Harry and Donna Caulfield. David was a beloved brother to Lisa Dean (Chris), Linda Sorrels (Mark). He is also survived by his nieces Lauren Sorrels (Casey) and Emily Dean, great nephew Kyle Burton, great niece Alayna Burton along with his aunts, uncles and many friends. David suffered the biggest loss of his life in 2006, his loving mom, Marian (Cookie) Caulfield.
 
A celebration of David's life will be held Wednesday, May 31 at the Pennsville American Legion post 297, 25 West Pittsfield St. Pennsville, New Jersey. Friends and family may visit starting at 6-10pm.
Posted by Lisa Dean on May 21, 2022
5 years so hard to believe. We miss you so much. Watch over Pooh. We think about you all the time. Love your “favorite sister” Lisa
Posted by Dawn Boulden {née Harmer} on July 13, 2021
Wishing you a very happy heavenly birthday Dave!
Posted by Lisa Dean on July 13, 2021
59 years. Hard to believe. Time marches forward but our memories of you are always there. Love your "favorite" sister!!!!!!!
Posted by Lisa Dean on May 21, 2021
Thinking of you today and everyday. Pooh fell and broke her knee today. Watch over her so we have a positive outcome. Love your favorite sister !!!
Posted by Lisa Dean on July 13, 2020
Another Birthday!!! Just remembering an old joke we shared. Whats Irish and stays out all night???? Patio Furniture!!!! Love your favorite sister!!!!!
Posted by Lisa Dean on May 21, 2020
58 today. I miss you and the advice you used to give me. Things are not the same since you left us. Love always your "favorite sister"!!!
Posted by Lisa Dean on July 13, 2019
57 today. I think about you all the time. Life goes on but is never the same. Your "favorite" sister.
Posted by Lisa Dean on May 21, 2019
Thinking of you today. I can't believe 2 years have past. Always thinking about you. Your " favorite" sister.
Posted by Lisa Dean on July 13, 2018
Another birthday has come and gone.56 years is too young to have left. Always thinking about you. Your "favorite" sister.
Posted by Lisa Dean on May 22, 2018
It's been a year already. I think of you often and the suffering you endured. I can't believe how hard the end of your life was. Your life has not been forgotten. Love your favorite sister!!!!
Posted by Lisa Dean on July 13, 2017
Thinking of you today on your 55th birthday. Watching you take your last breath was so hard. You suffered so much. I hope your soul is at peace. I will see you again when it's my time. Much love your "favorite"sister.
Posted by Theresa Comerford on May 29, 2017
So very sad to hear this news of losing our David...he was always very good to me...he took my son, Alex under his wing and showed him the ropes of welding and even helped him get into the pipefitters. We had a lot of good times together and a lot of great memories...
He will always remain my CHAMP! Rest in peace. ❤
Posted by Terrie Cox on May 28, 2017
My heart and prayers are with Linda, Lauren, and all of Daves family. Daves humor and good nature will stay with me and Scott and all that knew him forever. Some of the best memories I have in my life were on the water with Dave. He looked after Scott and I many times when the waters were rough. He knew I was scared of the water and he would always come to find us and tell Scott, Jump on my tail Coxy, I'll get ya home." And he ALWAYS did. He had a way to make you laugh, even when you didn't want to. I know you're cruising on calm waters now Dave. Till we meet again. We love you and we will miss you. Rest Easy my friend.
Posted by Jason Walker on May 25, 2017
Taken way to young, was a talented and generous man who loved to smile. Rest easy brother and I'll see you on the other side
Posted by Tracy Irvin on May 24, 2017
Hate to hear this. Haven't seen him in years, but there are a lot of good memories with Dave. Always had a smile on his face and wanted to make those around him happy as well. RIP
Posted by Lori Edelman on May 23, 2017
So sorry for your loss Linda and Lisa. Love you guys.
Posted by Donna Mowers on May 23, 2017
Mr. Caulfield, Lisa and Linda, I'm sincere condolences to all of you on Dave's passing. I have many great childhood memories growing up with your family. Much love to all of you.
Posted by Dawn Boulden {née Harmer} on May 23, 2017
Linda & Family,

Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of David! He was a very special person and a stranger to no one!

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Posted by Lisa Dean on May 21, 2022
5 years so hard to believe. We miss you so much. Watch over Pooh. We think about you all the time. Love your “favorite sister” Lisa
Posted by Dawn Boulden {née Harmer} on July 13, 2021
Wishing you a very happy heavenly birthday Dave!
Posted by Lisa Dean on July 13, 2021
59 years. Hard to believe. Time marches forward but our memories of you are always there. Love your "favorite" sister!!!!!!!
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Our Christmas Elf

Shared by Terrie Cox on May 28, 2017

Every year on Christmas Eve, Scott and I would have a party for all our friends in our basement. One year our party ran into the wee hours of the morning. As our friends all made their way home to get some sleep before time for the kids to all get up and see what Santa had brought, Dave and Ralph Fisher had made their way to my living room and fell asleep under the tree next to all the gifts for my daughter Dana and son Michael. Scott and I thought they had left and crawled in bed to get a few hours shut eye.  Not long after we fell asleep, my daughter Dana, who was about 8 at the time, came bursting into our room, eyes wide with excitement and announced to us that Santa Claus had left 2 of his elves behind and they were fast asleep under the tree. Scott  went to see what she was talking about and sure enough there slept Dave and Ralph. Scott told her they were tired from their long night of delivering presents and we would give them coffee and send them back to the North Pole. We all had a good laugh over coffee and Dave told Dana that Santa left him behind to tell her how good she had been. She believed every word he said. It was one of the most memorable Christmas mornings ever. We still tell the story at Christmas. 

Shared by Dawn Boulden {née Harmer} on May 23, 2017

I have had so many great times with Dave whether at Lloyd Creek, Fairlee Creek or Chesapeake Inn! ⚓️

He lived fearlessly and without abandonment! Sometimes this was good and other times not so much, however one thing can be said and that is he lived life to the fullest! Perhaps he knew something we did not, that God would take him sooner rather than later in life! 

God speed until we meet again! I love you my friend! May God rest your soul! ❤