David Lee McKissock

David Lee McKissock

David Lee McKissock passed away on June 2, 2023. He was 90 years old. A Boston native, Dave graduated from Milton Academy, going on to receive an undergraduate degree from Middlebury College where he met his wife, Diana. They remained lifelong partners, married for 67 years. 

Dave and Diana lived most of their lives in Fair Haven, where they raised their two sons. After proudly serving in the Navy, Dave spent his entire career in sales at American Flange and Manufacturing Co.

Dave was well known for his athleticism and love of sports - golf, tennis, baseball, football, and most of all, the game of Platform Tennis (Paddle Ball). He and Diana helped grow and promote the game tremendously at the Rumson, Seabright and Navesink clubs. Dave won multiple club championships over the years.  

Dave is survived by his wife, Diana, half-brother, Ned Brewer and half-sister, Anne Brewer. Beloved father of David McKissock, Jr (Denise) and Christopher McKissock, and known as “Poppy” to his three grandsons, Austin (Kerry), Hunter and Taylor, and great-granddaughter, Emerson. He was predeceased by four half-siblings, Allan Jr. and Gordon McKissock, Barbara McKissock Schmidlapp and Wendy Brewer Paddock.

A celebration of life will be held on Friday, September 22nd at noon at the Rumson Country Club. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Riverview Medical Center of Red Bank, or visit www.volleyfortbi.com to contribute to the Team Dave Foundation, created by the McKissock family to support Sinai Hospital of Baltimore following his son, David Jr’s, traumatic brain injury in 2013. Thompson Memorial Home, Red Bank, has been entrusted with the arrangements.


Bruce S. Thompson, Owner & Manager, NJ LIC #3740