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David Charles Daboll, 84

| May 19, 2021 1:00 AM

David passed away on May 4, 2021, in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. He was born in North Tonawanda, N.Y. on July 6, 1936, to Daniel Daboll and Geneva Wilhelmina Broeker Daboll.

After finishing high school David went on to Buffalo State University for three years. He was on the swim team, a sport that he enjoyed most of his life. He then enlisted in the United States Air Force, and he met his first wife during that time, in Denver, Colo. After he was honorably discharged from the Air Force in Riverside, Calif., he worked as a swim coach at the Riverside YMCA. He then helped start the YMCA in La Jolla. He also earned a degree in physical education from Cal Poly.

David moved to Coeur d'Alene in the early 1970s, starting up the YMCA there. He received a Master's degree in applied behavioral sciences from Whitworth College in Spokane, Wash., in the mid-70s. Also about this time, he and Lee Brack started the Coeur d'Alene Triathlon. He then joined Coeur d'Alene Realty as a real estate agent. He continued in real estate until 2014.

David had many interests, including hunting, swimming, sailing, physical fitness, traveling - especially to Hawaii - bicycling and competing in triathlons. He was a master swimmer, and a member of the IOGA (outfitters/guide organization).

David is survived by sons, Scott and Jon Daboll; grandson, Zackary Daboll; and step-son, Vince Pirelli-Minetti.

Donations may be made in David's name to the Parkinson's Association or to a charity of your choice.

There will be a memorial service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 22, 2021, with a light reception to follow at English Funeral Chapel, 1133 N. Fourth St., Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814.

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