David Louis Thaden, was called home by The Lord November 24, 2021. Born July 12, 1958 in Dundalk, Maryland to Louis and Margaret Thaden. David (Dave) completed their family, joining his two older sisters, Barbara and Patricia.
Dave was a graduate of Dundalk High School, and at the age of 18, enlisted in the United States Air Force, where he served 4 years of active duty as a law enforcement specialist at Kingsley Field Air Force Base in Klamath Falls, Oregon. Returning home to Maryland, Dave then served another 20 years with the Air National Guard, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant.
Dave married the love of his life Christine Johnson on June 29, 1986 starting their lives together and their family of four children.
A Master Plumber by trade, Dave worked for over 20 years at Oriole Park at Camden Yards Baseball Stadium where he retired from his position as the maintenance manager. He went on to work in maintenance at the Benedictine School in the years to follow.
Dave will be remembered most for his benevolent demeanor, and his devotion to God, family and friends. An avid sports fan Dave loved football, baseball, hockey, and NASCAR; he was never found far from a televised or broadcasted sporting event. In between games he could often be found outside maintaining or improving the landscape, or curb appeal of his family home, a task he took great pride in. However, his greatest passion was sharing time with his family, particularly traveling, and attending and participating in any and all activities and celebrations with his cherished wife, children and grandchildren. Dave was a true family man.
Missing Dave are his best friend and beloved wife, Christine Thaden, Church Hill, MD.; his children, Eric Hammonds, Severna Park, MD., Amanda and Christopher Unkart, Church Hill, MD., Daniel and Lynn Thaden, Boise, ID., Frank and Heather Renée Thaden, Eugene, OR; his 5 grandchildren Destiny, Logan, Alec, Hunter, and Brennan; his mother Margaret Thaden; and sisters Barbara Holicky and Patricia Grampp; along with numerous nieces and nephews; special friends and many more.
Dave was preceded in death by his father, Louis Thaden.
His family is a circle of love and strength, founded on faith, joined by love and kept by God until we are all reunited in heaven.
Donations may be made in his name to the Wounded Warriors Project.
The family will receive visitors at Singleton Funeral & Cremation Services, P.A. on Thursday, December 2nd from 2-4 and 6-8 PM
A Celebration of Life Service will be celebrated on Friday, December 3rd, at 11 AM, at Glen Burnie United Methodist Church.
We welcome you to join us for a repast following the celebration of life for Dave. Come share a meal and additional memories of Dave, location to be announced.