Saturday, June 06, 2015

David Aumend Dies at 74

David Eugene Aumend, age 74, passed away on May 31, 2015 in Boynton Beach, Florida from a battle with cancer. He was born in Warren, Ohio on September 12, 1940 to Eugene and Yolanda Griffith Aumend.

Dave grew up in Ohio. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and working on cars. Dave served in the U.S. Navy from 1960-1964 as an aeronautical mechanic in Iceland. In 1968 Dave married Wanda Cole his spouse for 43 years. 

Dave and Wanda moved to Punta Gorda, Florida in 1974. Dave worked as the Service Manager for a local dealership in Fort Myers, was a long haul trucker and later retired from the U.S. Postal Service. 

In 2004 Dave and Wanda moved to Clewiston, Florida to able to enjoy his passion for bass fishing. Dave was "Weigh-Master" of the Bass Busters tournament in the Clewiston area over the years as their "Weigh-Master", earning him the title as "The Most Honest Man in Clewiston."

Dave was a very humble individual with a heart of gold. His character and integrity were recognized by everyone that met him. He was always there to lend an ear for a friend in need or to light up the group with one of his stories. He opened his house to friends and anglers whenever they were in need of a place to stay. His focus in life was to be a giver and to see people happy.

Dave was preceded by his wife Wanda, his mother Yolanda Dodd, and his brother Bud Dodd. He is survived by his brother Kenny Dodd, his nephew Benjamin Dodd, his sister-in-law Jan Dodd, his nephew Jesse Grow, Tina Walker and more close friends than he would ever guessed cared so much for his gentle spirit.

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