WARREN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – David J. Do, 73, died peacefully in his home in Howland on Monday, June 24, 2019.
He was born in South Korea, on January 1, 1946, the son of the late Samoon Do and Malsoon Jung.
While in seminary, he joined the South Korean Army, serving alongside U.S. forces during the Vietnam War.
Upon his return, he obtained a Bachelor’s in Theology from Seoul Methodist Seminary and the Master’s in Divinity and Master’s in Theology from Seoul Presbyterian Theological Seminary.
David met and married Insook Kim and together they raised two sons.
David was a pastor for PC-USA and the Christian Missionary Alliance Church (CM&A) serving at many locations throughout the United States including California and New York for over 45 years. He founded the Shalom Korean C&MA church in Albany, New York where he pastored his congregation and lead a college ministry to students at various local colleges including RPI, Union College and SUNY Albany. He retired two years ago and moved to Howland.
David loved spending as much time as possible with his family; especially his three grandchildren, Kara, Caleb and Samuel. He loved preaching the Bible, serving his congregation, caring for his many pets, shopping online, taking walks with his wife, gardening and was an avid golfer. He loved to laugh and his humor often made its way into his sermons.
Surviving are his mother, Malsoon Jung; wife, Insook Kim;, two sons, Sung (Chelsea) Do of Warren and Young (Stephanie) Do of Albany, New York; brother, Jongun (Jungsook) of Korea and sister, Yoingsook of Korea.
He was preceded in death by his father, Samoon Do; brother, Jong Do and sister, Sungsook.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Palmyra United Methodist Church.
Arrangements are entrusted to McFarland-Barbee Family Funeral Home, 271 North Park Avenue, Warren, OH 44481, 330-393-9621. Please visit www.McFarlandBarbeeCares.com to send condolences.
A television tribute will air Thursday, June 27 at the following approximate times: 12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.