Dave Venett: ‘A loving and proud father…and an amazing uncle’

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Dave Venett David Michael Venett passed away peacefully after a long battle with cancer in Fort Bragg, CA on December 4th, 2017 at the age of 62.

Dave is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Amanda, his son Christopher of Arcata, CA and brother Jack Venett of Birch Bay, WA. He is preceded in death by his parents John and Virginia Venett, his brother Ronald Venett and sister MaryAnn Mason.

David was born on August 13th, 1955 in Wayne, Mi. He graduated in 1978 from San Francisco City College with a degree in Hotel and Restaurant management. He married Amanda, his high school sweetheart, in 1978. After moving to Ft. Bragg from San Francisco, Dave began working for Georgia Pacific as a lumber grader and worked there until its closure when he began working as a warehouse manager for North Coast Brewing. Dave was a loving and proud father to Chris and an amazing uncle to many nieces and nephews. Dave had a passion for collecting and drinking fine wine. He also had a joy of cooking and listening to music.

A funeral is scheduled for 11:00 AM on Monday, December 11th, with a reception to follow at Our Lady of Good Council Catholic Church in Ft. Bragg, CA. There will be a burial service at Ocean View Cemetery in Eureka, CA on Tuesday, December 12th at 1:00 PM. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Dave’s life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Parents and Friends at PO BOX 656, Ft. Bragg, CA 95437 or Mendocino Coast District Hospital in Ft. Bragg, CA.

The family would like to thank the Emergency room staff at the Mendocino Coast District Hospital for the excellent and loving care provided to Dave in the last months of his life.



  • What a sweet, gentle, and fun guy with excellent taste! Sending love to all

  • Awesome man from the first day I met him! It was Thanksgiving oh so many years ago! He will be missed and definitely not ever forgotten! ♡ ♡ ♡

  • I know how much he meant to his family and how long his struggle had beeen going on with Cancer. Mandy and Chris I send you love and to all the Family. Love Rae

  • Dennis and Kathleen Wallan

    To Mandy and family, Dennis and I send our heartfelt condolences and to let you know how much we thought of your wonderful Dave. He was such a positive and happy person to be around. He will be greatly missed and we’re so sorry for all you have been through. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Hugs to all!

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