David Lorentz, 64, of Milford, died on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015 at Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, N.Y.
Born on May 30, 1950, he was the son of Jean and David Lorentz of Lyndhurst, N.J.
Graduating from Lyndhurst High School in 1968, David was a proud “Golden Bear,” as a talented offensive lineman and wrestler. His talents on the mat got him the nickname “Dumpy,” which stuck with him the rest of his life. He was inducted into The Lyndhurst Sports Hall of Fame in the late 90’s.
He worked as a warehouseman for the food distributor Ryckoff-Sexton, and later as a custodian for Franklin Elementary School in Lyndhurst. He moved to the Milford area in the 2004.
David was known to many as a gentle giant due to his generosity, good humour, and fun loving demeanor. He loved to spend summers at Walker Lake, Shohola at the “Dead Fish Lodge,” fishing and swimming with friends and family.
He is survived by his mother Jean at the Milford Senior Care, sister Michelle Worrall and husband Gary, two nephews James Worrall of Milford and Kelly Worrall and wife Erin of Bloomsburg, and niece Melissa Worrall of Milford, as well as several cousins, aunts and uncles.
He was predeceased by his two sisters, Denise and Lisa Lorentz, and his father.
The family would like to thank the staff at Milford Senior Care for their help and concern during David’s illness.
Memorial services will be at the convenience of the family. Funeral arrangements were made by Stroyan Funeral Home.