PALERMO, Maine- David Victor Shorey Sr. passed away on August 13, 2016 peacefully at his home after a long illness, into the arms of his Lord and Savior with his loving wife by his side. He was her best friend, soul mate and companion, and love of her life. They were married on September 24, 1994 in Waterville. David was a kind, gentle loving husband, father, grandfather and friend.\r\n\r\nDavid was born in Palermo, Maine on February 12, 1947, the son of the late George F. Shorey and Josephine ( Grant) Shorey.\r\n\r\nDavid attended Palermo Consolidated Grade School. He played on the Palermo Pirates little league baseball team as a first baseman. David also attended Erskine Academy, and went on to graduate from Husson College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business\r\n\r\nHe lived most of his life in Palermo, but lived in Oakland for several years.\r\n\r\nEarlier jobs prior to Camp Keyes included Bangor Savings Bank for three years, Walter Banton Lumber Mill for Harry Fridman, Bates Manufacturing, Laverdier’s as assistant manager, he worked for a chicken/egg farmer thru high school; David also picked strawberries, raked blue berries, and raked bailed hay.\r\n\r\nHe was employed at the Maine Army National Guard Headquarters at Camp Keyes for 26 years, and served in the National Guard for 29 years. David worked in finance as a payroll disbursement specialist, and then in the computer department working with classified computer communications, responsible for receiving and sending highly classified information. David received numerous awards; Certificate of Achievements, Outstanding Performance, Certificate of Appreciation of Armed Forces Carrier, Commendation for 20 years of service, and a Certificate Appreciation Award for service during the Ice Storm of 1998. \r\n\r\nDavid was a member of the American Legion Malcolm Glidden Post 163 in Palermo, holding position of Commander twice. This unit is very involved in community and active in Palermo Days. \r\n\r\nHe was a member of the Branch Mills Grange, where he joined at 14 attaining seven degrees. He held offices of past master twice, gate keeper and overseer, steward and assistant steward. David also was a member of Pomona and held offices there as well. David attended many annual conventions all over the US.\r\n\r\nDavid attended the Palermo Christian Church until his illness prevented him from attending. \r\n\r\nHe was predeceased by a daughter Sandra Jean Pare; his sister Carol Adams; and his parents.\r\n\r\nDavid is survived by his devoted loving wife, Dorothy-Ann Shannon-Shorey ( Dottie); his stepchildren who he considered his own, Roger Gamblin and grandchildren Tyler and Caitlin of Limington, Catherine Gamblin of Fairfield, Elizabeth Stanley and her husband Rodney and grandson Garrett of Standish; his son David Shorey Jr. and wife Ruby and grandchildren, Alana, Wade and Dominic of Dery, New Hampshire; his daughter Jennifer Collins and husband Charles of West Gardiner; grandchildren, Josh Pare of Vassalboro, Cassidy Smith of Vassalboro; great grandchildren Rachael and Chelsea of Vassalboro; his sister Jane Hamiliton of Augusta; nephew Shawn Hamilton of San Tan Valley, Arizona; niece Shannon Hamilton of Augusta; two great nephews, Kyle and Dylan; special brother-in-law and sister-in-law Jack and Beverly Shannon of Westfield; and special friends John and Betty Zimba of Oakland.\r\n\r\nCalling hours will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at Lawry Brothers-Gray Chapel, 207 Windsor Neck Road, Windsor. A funeral service will be held at Palermo Christian Church, 322 Branch Mills Road, Palermo, on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Edward Hatch co-officiating with Chaplain Julianne Bousquet. Interment will follow at Branch Mills Cemetery, with full military honors. A time of fellowship and refreshments following the interment service will be held at the Church.\r\n\r\nIn lieu of flowers, please make donations to Elizabeth Gamblin, P.O. Box 389, Standish, ME 04084, in care of Dorothy Shannon-Shorey to help defray funeral expenses.