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Mr. David Alan Gotts, 84, of Danvers, beloved husband of the late Janette (Anger) Gotts, died unexpectedly Sunday, July 2, 2017, at Beverly Hospital.
Born in Buffalo, N.Y., he was the son of the late Raymond and Sylvia (Wagner) Gotts. He was raised and educated in Buffalo and was a graduate of Kensington High School.
Upon graduation from high school, Mr. Gotts joined the ranks of Sunkist Growers Incorporated. This professional relationship would last for over 40 years until the time of his retirement in 1995. As a sales manager, David was respected by his colleagues and customers alike. He was dedicated to his profession.
A loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, David was devoted to his family. He was a longtime resident of the town of Danvers and was an avid golfer, who loved to camp and bowl. He was a member of the POGO Golf League at New Meadows Golf Club in Topsfield. Above all else, he enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren, and was especially proud of all their accomplishments. He could often be found cheering them on from the sidelines or audience during their activities, with a smile on his face. He will be deeply missed. Sunday dinners will never be the same.
David is survived by his daughters, Cindy Gotts of Danvers and Melanie Moon and her husband, Peter of Middleton; his sons, Mark Gotts of Danvers, David Gotts and his wife, Lynda of Danvers, and Brett Gotts and his wife, Maryanne of Topsfield; his 15 grandchildren, Jessica, Matthew, Vanessa, Faith, Christopher, Amanda, Lindsay, Courtney, Emily, Brittany, Cassidy, Andrew, and Keira; and his great-grandchildren, Colby, Quinn, Layla, and Grace; and many nieces and nephews. He was the father of the late Jeffrey Gotts.
Relatives and friends are invited to visiting hours in the Peterson-O’Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St. (Route 62), Danvers, Thursday, July 6, from 4 to 7 p.m. All other services are private. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in David’s memory to the Joslin Diabetes Center for Research, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.
Published on  July 5, 2017
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