Age 83, passed away at home on Thursday, April 19, 2018 after an extended illness. David was born in New Rochelle NY the only child of the late Edwin and Margaret Safford Lapp. David is survived by his loving wife of 63 years Geraldine "Gerry" Townsend Lapp; daughters, Cynthia J. Schroth with children, Justin, Valerie and Jesse; Deborah A. Yodice with daughters, Ashley and Nicole; Pamela J. Burrell with Daniel Goodwin and her children, Jason and Stephanie, all of Horseheads; 14 great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and in-laws. He was predeceased by his great grandson Ethan Burrell. David had a 42 year career with the Horseheads School District. He taught at the elementary and junior high levels and finished his career as a librarian at Junior High West/Middle School. David's greatest joy was the time he spent with family. He especially enjoyed the family camping trips. Dave was always a hard worker. When he and Gerry were starting their family, David not only taught school but he also worked at a liquor store and gas station. Later in his career David would spend his summers painting houses or doing construction work. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. David enjoyed playing cards and loved to work in his yard. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water St., Elmira, on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. A funeral service will follow at 11:15 a.m. Private burial will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery.
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