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Posted By Whitney & Murphy On March 2, 2022 @ 2:19 pm In Obituary | 4 Comments

David Pettycrew

1955 ~ 2022

David K. Pettycrew, age 66, passed away on January 24, 2022.  David left us far too soon. He had recently retired and was planning a fun life of travel and exploration after a fulfilling and highly successful career in the insurance industry. Many of his dreams of retirement were interrupted by the Covid pandemic, but during those trying months, he made good use of his talents by becoming president of his homeowner’s association for over two years and helping them to negotiate settlements to the benefit of all the owners. His work ethic and dedication during his tenure as president of the HOA was indicative of the way he lived his life: with intelligence, great planning, empathy and dedication.

The first son of Kay and Jaqueline (Jackie) Pettycrew, David was a lifelong Arizona resident, graduating from Camelback High School in 1976. He then went on to complete a B.S. degree in business management and marketing at Northern Arizona University, graduating Cum Laude. While attending NAU, David was a proud member of Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity and served a term as president. He began his lifelong career in the insurance industry with the Arizona State Comp Fund as a supervisor. As he advanced, he experienced various management positions with Fremont Compensation Insurance, Great States Insurance Company and Reliance/GE Insurance, finishing his last 9 working years as the Marketing Director for Republic Indemnity Companies.

David knew how to enjoy life and developed many friendships over his years. He was a very private person but was always willing to help others and often did. He was a kind man who loved animals and especially his feline friend Rosie. He often helped with many charitable organizations such as St. Mary’s Food Bank and other causes in which he believed.

David is survived by his brother Richard Pettycrew and sister-in-law Della Pettycrew. He was a good man who will be deeply missed. Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com

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Condolence from Geoff Habgood on March 3rd, 2022 7:39 pm

Dave was my next-door neighbor freshman year of college. We immediately became friends. He encouraged me to join Delta Sigma Pi at NAU and it was a lifelong excellent decision. Made my best friends through the fraternity and Dave led me there. Thanks. I love ya. I will miss you. You were fun to hang with, funny, and always listened. You were a great friend and a great “bro”. Brother McWilliam also offers his prayers. I am so sorry for Rick and his wife. I know you guys were very close and my wife and I offer our deepest condolescences.

Condolence from Carol Nichols on March 6th, 2022 2:00 pm

I just now found out about Dave and was so shocked to hear of his passing. I have known Dave for many years as we used to work together at Fremont Insurance. He had a great sense of humor and was always willing to give me advice when I needed it. He left us way too soon and will be greatly missed My condolences to his family and friends.

Condolence from Greg Turner on March 6th, 2022 5:00 pm

I am very sorry to hear of Dave’s untimely passing. We worked together at the State Fund as well as other insurance ventures. He was a wonderful work mate and he sure loved hid Phoenix Suns. I have no doubt that Dave has passed to a much better place.

Condolence from Daryl and Nancy Phegley on March 7th, 2022 10:34 pm

We are so sad to have lost Dave, our neighbor and our good friend. We knew him to be a smart, kind, and helpful man with a good sense of humor and unflappable demeanor. His passing leaves a hole in our little community, he’ll be remembered for his hard work as president of our HOA board, leading our community through some very difficult times. He lived a full life with his little rescue cat, Rosie. RIP Dave, you are missed.

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