Passing of David Allen McKay

David A. McKay, 83, died, March 11, 2020. He joins his wife Vicki McKay and leaves his daughter, Lisa (Matt) Clawson; his stepson, Rick (Tilda) Richardson; three grandchildren, Saxon, Hutton & Taylor; his brother Howard & family, Sammy, Kim, Melanie & Dennis; and his stepsister, Andrea (Ron Dixon) & late stepbrother, Billy (Cathy) McKay.

Born and raised in San Diego CA, the son of Howard and Erma McKay. After serving with the US Army as an Artillery Surveyor in Germany from 1960 to 1962, David returned to CDF/CAL FIRE, where he had started his career in 1954, as a lifelong firefighter in the San Diego Unit. He was promoted to Battalion Chief in Sonoma County in 1977, where he remained & retired in 1989. He was also a member of the CDF 25 Year Club.

Dave loved movies and travel, golf, biking, boogie boarding (before there was such a thing), snowmobiling, crabbing, and gardening. He was a die-hard Chargers and Padres fan. David was a restless retiree, and worked at the Bennett Valley Golf Course, Blood Bank of the Redwoods and was a Retired Annuitant for CDF/CAL FIRE. He volunteered at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, Salvation Army and Council on Aging.

Donations made in lieu of flowers will be used to honor David’s favorite causes: American Heart Association, Disabled American Veterans, Kenwood Fireman’s Association and the Historical Society & Museum of the California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection.

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