David Anthony Grabauskas
David Grabauskas died on September 6, 2017. He was 52 years old and lived a full, if short, life.
David had moved to Cape Coral, Florida to be available for his mother’s needs, as well as to pursue a new career in the culinary arts.
David was born August 7,1965 at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Worcester, Massachusetts. He was the son of the late D. Anthony Grabauskas and Patricia Anna (Sheehan) Grabauskas of Cape Coral, Florida. He is survived by his daughter Emily Grabauskas of Virginia; his mother; and his siblings: Daniel A. Grabauskas of New York City; Lisa A. Hoiriis of Cape Coral, Florida; and Karen Garcia of Miami, Florida; in addition to aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, and nieces.
He also leaves behind many close friends including: Brett Stedman of Washington, D.C., godson Joey Stedman of Rhode Island, Kevin Ouellette of Massachusetts, Oriane Eriksen, Stephanie Herbert, and Mark Mooney of Virginia, and many other long-time friends.
David graduated from St. John’s Preparatory School in Shrewsbury, MA and from Norwich University in Montpelier, Vermont. During the summer of his sophomore year at Norwich, he completed basic training at Parris Island, South Carolina for entrance into the United States Marine Corps. He remained in the Corps for three years and achieved the rank of Lance Corporal in the Marine Reserves.
David worked for most of his career at the Fairfax County, Virginia Juvenile Justice Department. He rose in the ranks during his 24-year tenure from administering to the Boys Detention Center to Assistant Supervisor of all Juvenile and Domestic Relations, District Court Affairs for Fairfax County.VA. Following his retirement, he decided to pursue his love of cooking by attending LeCordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, Miramar ,FL, from which he graduated with high honors in April 2016.
A celebration of David's life will be held Tuesday October 17, 2017 from 11am to 1 pm at the Old Courthouse, 4110 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030 and again at a Roman Catholic Mass celebrated at 10:15am on Sunday October 22, 2017 at St. John's Catholic Church 44 Temple St. Worcester, MA 01604.