David A. Northrop

    David A. Northrop, 78, of Bangor, MI, passed away on July 8, 2019 after a long battle with cancer.
    David’s Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, July 20, at 1 p.m. at the Van Buren Intermediate School District Conference Center with a luncheon to follow.
    David was born in Dowagiac, MI, on December 24, 1940.  He graduated from Marcellus High School.
    David worked as a Detective Lieutenant for the Cass County Sheriff’s Depart-ment in charge of the crime lab until his retirement in 2000.  David also was a small business owner. He founded NPN Com-puters in Dowagiac.  He went on start STAT Computers in Three Rivers, MI.
    David pastored Faith Tabernacle Church in Three Rivers for many years.  He was employed by End Time Magazine as an IT Director.  David was also actively involved in teaching computer classes, gazing up at the stars, and enjoying his family.
    David is survived by his children, Dawn of Allegan, MI; David and Angie Northrop of Brownsburg, IN; and Darla and Gary Brown of Lawrence; his brothers, Dick Northrop, Jr., of Otsego, and Ray Northrop, of Marcellus; his sisters, Betty Baker of Paw Paw, and Virgina Macken of Long Beach, MS. David is also survived by many beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
    David is preceded in death by his daughter, Jenny Lynn;  great-grandchild, Tracy Cast-ner; parents Dick and Arlene Northrop; brothers Don North-rop, and Jim Northrop.
    In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to a missionary from Chile who David supported for many years.  Donations can be sent to UPCI Global Missions 36 Research Park CT. Weldon Springs, MO 63304-5616 Attn:  Dan Barkley #11882.  
    The family of David Northrop wishes to thank Hospice at Home for their  compassionate care.  A very special thank you to Pat Drake for your love, care, and support of David in his time of greatest need.  
    David is continuing his legacy of teaching by training the next generation of physicians by his body donation to the Western Michigan Medical School.

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