David Christopher Haron

SCARBOROUGH – A child of God was sent to us and now God has called him home.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of David Christopher Haron, 62, of 143 Fogg Road, Scarborough, on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021 at Maine Medical Center after a period of declining health.

David was born in Brockton, Mass. to Charles S. and Jean Haron, and older brother “Danny” on Dec. 23, 1958. He was raised by his family in Attleboro, Mass. and in 2002 moved to Maine to be closer to his mother and sister.

David was preceded in death by all four of his grandparents; his father Charles S. Haron, his stepmother Patricia A. Haron, uncles James M. Haron and Paul M. Goulston, aunt Elizabeth A. Goulston; cousins James Haron and Miriam L. Goulston; and nephew Michael P. Glennon.

David is survived by his mother, Jean Haron and her wife Sandra A. Simpson; his older brother C. Daniel Haron and his wife Mary B. Haron and their five children Kathryn E. Haron, Jonathan C. Glennon, Carleigh A. Haron, Patrick R. Glennon, and Dr. Courtney D. Haron; his younger brother Thomas R. Haron and his wife Cynthia M.; his sister Susan E. De Cesare and his best friend and brother-in-law, Lawrence E. De Cesare with their children Liza, Bruce, and Leah De Cesare; as well as many cousins and extended family Matt DiBiase, Taylor Hart, Chris Ingraham, Meirgani Alaari, Bibek Karki, Josh, Sarah, Behr and Dakota Dennison, Anne and Steve Beaulieu, and Mike “Diesel” and Nancy Josey.

David was born with a special gift that could make anybody smile. He would spread love and laughter wherever he went. David was always thankful for everything he had including his John Deer Tractor. He would drive “his baby” around his yard for hours, making sure every night that the tractor was put away and tucked in before he went to bed.

David attended Auburn Methodist Church and then Clark Memorial Methodist Church. He loved to sing, watch his movies, and was always proud to say the blessing at family gatherings.

David was one of seven boys who belonged to the Webelos Cub Scout Pack 69, established for retarded boys under the sponsorship of the Attleboro Area Association for Retarded Children and Attleboro Elks Club. David continued with Scouts and became the first special needs boy to become an Eagle Scout in New England in 1982.

David was introduced to the water and loved to swim. He participated in many Special Olympic Swim meets and has won hundreds of medals. He was a member of the Cape Elizabeth Pool and the YMCA for many years.

David attended Work Opportunities Unlimited for the past 18 years. Through this program for years David had a one on one with his staff Dan Ruiz. Some of David’s community volunteer jobs included Cape Elizabeth High School Cafeteria, Southern Maine Agency on Aging, Pine Point Nursing Home, Ruth’s Reusable Resources, shopping for the elderly and Wayside Food programs. David worked one summer at Wendy’s and more recently at the Portland International Jetport – he was thrilled to get a paycheck!

David loved getting coffee at Dunkin’ Donuts, Tim Horton’s and Cumberland Farms. He enjoyed going to the school bus stops to see his friends get on the bus, bowling on Fridays, camping and being around family. Enjoyed watching Lawrence Welk on Saturdays nights and loved the Three Stooges. David believed in Santa and always made sure there were cookies and milk for him. He loved to get dressed up in his Halloween costume and trick or treat, always donating his candy so that his dental hygienist, Kelly, wouldn’t get mad. David was the life of the party and loved to dance and have a good time.

Family and friends may pay their respects at Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland, on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021 from 4 to 6 p.m. A private funeral service will be held at a later date.

David you are the light of our lives, the star of our hearts and we will see you on the other side.

Online condolences may be expressed at http://www.hobbsfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers,

please consider making

a donation to:

Special Olympics of Maine

Attn: Phil

125 John Roberts Rd. #5

South Portland, ME 04106

that honors the life, love and accomplishments of David Haron

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