Revenaugh, David - February 11, 2016


David Stevens Ravenaugh of Kensington died on February 11, 2016, after a series of long illnesses. He was born on August 22, 1950, in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and soon moved to Fairfield for the rest of his childhood. A gifted athlete in several sports, David focused on football as his sport in high school and in college, and played football at Fairfield Prep for four years. In his senior year, which the Bridgeport Post had written would be a “rebuilding year” for Fairfield Prep, David served as the co-captain and was the star performer on a team that went unbeaten and untied with a record of 10-0, winning the 1967 Metropolitan Bridgeport Interscholastic Athletic Conference (MBIAC) title. He was a first team All-MBIAC selection and was picked to play for the West team in the annual statewide Nutmeg Bowl allstar game the following summer. He went on to play college football at Wesleyan. As a sophomore, David was the starting fullback on offense and a linebacker on defense for the undefeated 1969 team that is now enshrined in the Wesleyan University Athletics Hall of Fame. David scored the winning touchdown against Williams in the game that clinched the Little Three championship for Wesleyan that year. After college, David explored many careers including being a fisherman in Maine, a charter ship captain, a teacher, and a builder. He was most fulfilled as a middle school teacher in inner city Bridgeport, and as a builder. His pride and joy was his renovation of an 1830 Federal home in Kensington Connecticut, where his family now lives. His other source of great joy was his family of three boys. He is survived by his wife, Carol Pease, and his three sons, Nathaniel, Lucas and Cyrus Revenaugh, and his older brother, Richard Revenaugh. A memorial service will be held at Kensington Congregational Church on Saturday, April 23, at 11am, which all his friends are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served in the church hall following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Kensington Congregational Church, 321 Percival Avenue, Kensington, CT 06037.

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