Obituaries

Adriana Benavides Andana
B: 1931-12-07
D: 2019-11-29
View Details
Benavides Andana, Adriana
David Poyner
B: 1959-12-11
D: 2019-11-26
View Details
Poyner, David
Marilyn Delong
B: 1944-08-09
D: 2019-11-23
View Details
Delong, Marilyn
Tiffany Simmons
B: 1969-03-31
D: 2019-11-21
View Details
Simmons, Tiffany
Edgar Dew
B: 1923-09-28
D: 2019-11-18
View Details
Dew, Edgar
Linda Wood
B: 1941-06-04
D: 2019-11-17
View Details
Wood, Linda
Charelle Anthony
B: 1945-11-01
D: 2019-11-16
View Details
Anthony, Charelle
PATSEY JAMES
B: 1947-10-24
D: 2019-11-13
View Details
JAMES, PATSEY
Ray Madsen
D: 2019-11-13
View Details
Madsen, Ray
Janet Morin
B: 1936-07-05
D: 2019-11-13
View Details
Morin, Janet
Charlene Ofstedahl
B: 1950-04-29
D: 2019-11-12
View Details
Ofstedahl, Charlene
Larry Webb
B: 1948-12-26
D: 2019-11-04
View Details
Webb, Larry
James Davies
D: 2019-10-30
View Details
Davies, James
Todd Lee
B: 1967-09-03
D: 2019-10-26
View Details
Lee, Todd
Wendell Bell
B: 1938-12-05
D: 2019-10-22
View Details
Bell, Wendell
Danah Young
B: 1948-12-22
D: 2019-10-20
View Details
Young, Danah
Lee Pace
B: 1942-03-23
D: 2019-10-20
View Details
Pace, Lee
Allen Smith
B: 1930-10-01
D: 2019-10-16
View Details
Smith, Allen
Martha Wiess
B: 1953-07-21
D: 2019-10-16
View Details
Wiess, Martha
Lisa Pack
B: 1973-04-02
D: 2019-10-14
View Details
Pack, Lisa
Paul Temcio
B: 1944-03-28
D: 2019-10-12
View Details
Temcio, Paul

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
9850 West Thunderbird Road
SUN CITY, AZ 85351
Phone: (623) 875-7500
Fax: (623) 875-7501
David Rau

David E Rau

Saturday, December 11th, 1948 - Monday, May 6th, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of David Rau, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook

OR

Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family of David Rau with a meaningful gesture of sympathy.

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Obituary

David Edward Rau
David Edward Rau, 70, passed away on May 6, 2019 from a glioblastoma brain tumor. David was born in Cleveland, Ohio but grew up in the rural Ohio towns of Welshfield and Chagrin Falls before moving to Arizona in 1968 to join his family who had already relocated to Scottsdale.
David started his own business, Sage Landscape Contractors, in the early 70’s in Fountain Hills as the town itself was being established. As his business grew, he took on more challenging projects that varied from digging swimming pools to landscaping luxury estates and water treatment plants. His work ethic, knowledge, and great ability to connect with people kept him successfully in business right up until his cancer diagnosis in November 2018.
A trip to the Arizona high country in 1975 sparked an interest in snowmobiling that soon became his passion and one of his favorite pastimes. David arranged numerous snowmobiling adventures with his friends to various places but Yellowstone was always his favorite. He was a regular concert goer, especially to the Rolling Stones, where he probably relived the days he played guitar in his own band. David also enjoyed movies, tending to his vegetable garden, and spending time with his pet Buzz.
“Crazy Dave”, as he was lovingly called by his friends, had a heart of gold, often going out of his way to help others. He was always eager to start a conversation and had a way with words particularly when he used his own slang vocabulary and creative nicknames.
David is preceded in death by his father Leonard Rau and survived by his mother Jane Rau, brother Kurt, sisters Mary (Bill) Kuhel and Linda (Jim) Herl, and nieces Jennifer (Mike) Suriano and Laurie Herl as well as many friends who he has known for decades. A Celebration of Life will be held for David on June 8th. Please contact a family member or friend if you would like to attend. In lieu of donations, please consider a planting in David’s honor so that it may remind you of the memories you shared with him.
Read Less

No funeral details available.

Condolences

We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of David here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Flowers
Provide comfort for the family of David E Rau by sending flowers.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist
Loading...

Photos & Videos

Photo Album