David Idema

David "Tree" Idema

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David "Tree" Idema, 77, a lifelong Beacon resident, passed away peacefully on June 2, 2020 at The Grand Rehabilitation-Nursing at River Valley in Poughkeepsie, NY. He was born on October 12, 1942 in Beacon, NY, son of the late Peter Idema Jr. & Mary (Kacur) Idema.

David was a graduate of Beacon High School, upon graduating he took up his trade of masonry for over forty years. He loved being a skilled-mason and would always acknowledge and remember all the projects he was a part of. David built his own home in Beacon of which he shared with former wife Donna (Voght) Idema and his 3 youngest daughters. He owned his own business, Idema Masonry, Inc., and worked for the Bricklayers Local Union 5 in Poughkeepsie, NY until he retired.

David is survived by his 4 daughters: Shontae (Troy) Swain, Shannon Idema, Alison Idema and Jamie Idema. He is also survived by his 9 grand children, Mason, Dilynn, Carson-Rae, Kenley, Chloe, Briel, Devin, Toby and Tori, all of whom he thoroughly enjoyed spending his time with. David is also survived by his brother Peter Idema III and his sister Diane Galucci and several nieces and nephews. Sadly, he was predeceased by his son David J. โ€˜DJโ€™ Idema. Along with his son and parents, David was also predeceased by his brother Paul Idema.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the professional care of the LIBBY FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, 55 Teller Avenue, Beacon, NY 12508. A Private Cremation has been selected at the discretion of his family. To offer a message of condolence or share a fond memory of David โ€˜Treeโ€™ please visit:
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    Private Gathering of Family - Libby Funeral Home
    55 Teller Avenue
    BEACON, NY 12508
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    Immediate Family Only
  • Interment

    Private Cremation - Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery
    342 South Road
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Margaret Fasano

Posted at 05:37pm
Tree you will be missed by many ... he was a great cousin of mine ... condolences to the family and ๐Ÿ™. Your cousin peggy fasano

John Terralavoro

Posted at 01:23pm
To the Idema family ,our sincerest condolences on the passing of your farther . My brothers knew him well in younger days and I had the pleasure of meeting him too on jobs. He was a nice man and a lot of fun on the job site. To our dearest friend Diane his sister , both Debbie and I are here for you If needed , we are deeply sorry for your loss.
Love John and Debbie Terralavoro

Scott & Debbie Kacur

Posted at 11:54am
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Lorraine M Kerins

Posted at 10:11am
Our deepest sympathy Diane and Anthony and Family in the loss of your brother.

Lorraine and Scoot

Bob Kacur

Posted at 10:02am
Rest in Peace in the Happy Hunting Ground cousin Dave. You are a unique individual. Condolences to Cousin Pete, Diane , Donna and all Dave's children and grandchildren. Dave and his crew helped me build my house back in '91 . They laid up the 12 in. block for the foundation, poured the concrete floor in the basement and later Dave built the fire box and chimney. On many cold winter nights as I gaze into the burning embers and stare at the yellow firebrick I think of Dave. He also lent me his generator when mine was stolen. Great guy. I'm going to miss him.

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