Zabor Funeral Home Inc.
5680 Pearl Road Parma, OH 44129,
between Snow & Ridge Road
In Memorial


HANCOCK,  David J.  Age 65.  Beloved husband of Rosemary.  Dearest father of Melissa McAdams (Shamus) and Edward.  Dear grandfather of Morgan and Liam.  Loving brother-in-law of Marianne Stefanik and Daniel Misenko (Judy).  Companion of Macguniess, Cinnamon and Barney. US Army Vietnam Veteran.  Retired Cleveland Police Detective, retired Parma City Schools bus driver, former President of Local 695 and President of Disabled American Veterans.

VISITATION AT THE ZABOR FUNERAL HOME, 5680 PEARL RD., PARMA, SUNDAY 3-8 p.m. WITH THE FUNERAL SERVICE AT 7:30 p.m.  Interment, Monday, November 30 at 11:30 a.m. at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Ohio Concerns of Police Survivors, P.O. Box 333  Marysville, OH  43040.


Messages of Condolence

  1. May you find comfort in the memories that are yours to cherish always, and strength in the companionship of those who share your loss…. I have learned never to underestimate the healing power we all have. It is always there to be used for the highest good. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. (Matthew 5:4) May it be a source of inner strength to know that there’s a loving God watching over you, and that, throughout this time of need, He’ll stay close by your side. I have fought the fine fight, I have run the course to the finish, I have observed the faith.-2Timothy 4:7. As for me, I will lie down that I may sleep; I shall certainly awake, for Jehovah himself keeps supporting me. -Psalms 3:5

  2. Dear Rosemary and Children,
    We are so sorry about everything.Dave was so sick for such a long time and he fought a valiant fight. Dave fought the good fight for a long time, not only for himself,Rosemary and his family, he fought a good fight for the bus drivers at Parma Transportation, as our union President.
    Dave was fair to a fault. I loved him. Love and deepest sympathy.
    Tim and Debi Cusack

  3. My condolences on the loss of Dave. He was my first partner in the Sheriff’s Office Original Warrant Unit back in the 1970’s and we also worked together in the old Cuyahoga County Jail. on east 21 & Payne ave in cleveland
    Many times as we were arresting wanted suspects our lives depended on one another as there was no back up or even portable radios to call for help in those days . I depended on Dave many times, when things got down and dirty . We were in many a scrap while working the mean streets of Cuyahoga County . I could not have asked for a better partner than Dave.

    Daniel W. Pukach Chief Deputy Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office Retired.
    Now with the Valley View Police Dept. and Board of Directors of Crime Stoppers of Cuyahoga County

  4. I was sorry to hear of Davids passing. I worked with Dave at the 5th District and was a partner with him at times on the zone car and in the 5th District Detective Bureau. You have my deepest sympathy. Jim Bergan

  5. Eddie and Melissa –

    I want to express my sincere condolences over the loss of your father. Marcy, Robyn, David and Lindsay join me in wishing you both peace and comfort in this most difficult time.

    Your friend always –

    Eric Silver

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