David S. Oakes

Jan 02, 2019
David S. Oakes

Salem, N.H. — David S. Oakes, 69, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, at High Pointe Hospice House in Haverhill, Mass.

David was born and educated in Rockland, and graduated from Rockland High School. He worked as a truck mechanic for more than 34 years with APA in Woburn, Mass. David was a member of the Salem VFW Post 8546, the Rockland Elks Lodge 1008 and the Teamsters Union Local 25.

He enjoyed tinkering with small engines and he could fix anything. David was always quick to help family and friends. He enjoyed being outdoors and he was an avid hunter. David enjoyed fishing and camping at Lermond Pond.

David is survived by his wife, Margaret “Maggie” Oakes, of Salem, N.H.; his daughter, April Oakes, of Salem, N.H.; his siblings, Peter Oakes and wife Sandra of Florida, and Susan Cran and husband Dale of Maine; several nieces and nephews and a special family member, Alan Dennison.

He was predeceased by his parents, Yvonne (Gervais) and Bernard Oakes, his brother Bernard “Sonny” Oakes and sister-in-law, Elizabeth “Betty” Oakes.

A memorial gathering will be announced.

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