David W. McCain


David W. McCain, son of Linda S. and George L. McCain, was born August 4, 1966 in San Antonio, Texas. After a courageous six-month battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, David passed away in Seattle, Washington on December 28, 2015.

After graduation from Dimond High School in Anchorage, Alaska, David joined the United States Navy. He served for nearly ten years, including tours on the Midway and Nimitz air craft carriers, and Barbers Point Naval Air Station, Hawaii. Settling in Anchorage, he worked for the federal government in vehicle operations on Joint Base Elmendorf/Richardson (JBER) – a job that made each day special for him. In his spare-time he enjoyed video games, reading and all things related to the SEAHAWKS. David was strong in his faith and love for our Lord Jesus Christ.

Diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in June 2015, David was moved to University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle for treatment – much of it experimental. He always showed gratitude towards his medical team and a positive attitude. As he realized the final outcome, he took comfort in the thought that his battle would help others as they faced the same type of cancer.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leukemia Research Foundation, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or a charity of your choice.


10 Responses to “David W. McCain”

  • Franky and Jack Waters says:

    Our condolences to David’s family. He was courageous and his family showed great support and love.

    With sincere sympathy.
    Franky and Jack

  • Carolyn and Peter Crosby says:

    We are so sorry to hear that David’s Circle of Life has been completed at such a young age! We send our condolences to the entire family! Though we did not know him personally, he clearly had a lifestyle and accomplishments that can make all that knew him very proud. Rest in Peace, David.

  • Margaret E. Conway says:

    To lose one’s child is, (to quote Shakespeare), “the most unkindest cut of all”. My heart goes out to you, George, and to Karen. As parents, we all cry with you; as friends, we send our love and support.

  • Andrea and Michael Stowell says:

    Although we didn’t know David it seems he did a lot in his short time on this earth. His accomplishments are a tribute to the child you raised him to be and I know you and Karen and Linda must be proud of the person he was. Our prayers and deepest sympathies go out to all of you. I pray you will feel God’s Grace and his love in the coming days and that faith that you have with our Lord will bring you through.

  • Nancy Brandt-Erichsen says:

    To all the members of David’s family, and to his friends I extend deepest sympathy at this time of great loss. Sincerely, Nancy

  • Barbara and Roy Cail says:

    George, Karen, Linda and families,

    One can not phantom the loss of a dear one and especially that of one’s child. While we never knew David in person, knowing him through George’s emails and postings showed us that he was a special person filled with passion for life, courage to push forward, and thoughtful of the hope he might give others through his willingness to let the medical world try possible cures. Thanks for sharing your very personal story with others . May your sorrows turn to fond memories with the assurance that you will see him again. God comfort and guide you. Our sincere sympathy.

    Barbara and Roy

  • Susan Weston says:

    May memories of the life David lived comfort you, his loved ones, in the days and years to come.

  • Sue Lyons says:

    Sending condolences to Linda, George & Karen on the passing of your precious son. May his memory bring you great joy…Buttons

  • Diane Binns and Raymond Six says:

    Dear Karen and George,
    We are so sorry to hear of David’s passing. It sounds like he had a life filled with things he loved to do and he showed great courage in trying experimental treatment. We hope his effort will help in treating others and that you will be comforted by your memories of good times together. Sending our love, Diane and Raymond

  • Linda McCain says:

    I miss you so very much. I know you are with the Lord and your suffering and struggles are over. However, I still miss your physical presence. You were a great son and I know that I will see you again. I think of you often.

    All my love, Mom

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