David Kingsley Crombie

  • Born: May 11, 1945
  • Died: January 5, 2016
  • Location: Arlington, Virginia

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Iowa City, IA 52240

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Tribute & Message From The Family


David Kingsley Crombie, 70, passed away suddenly of a stroke on January 5, 2016, in Washington DC. He was born May 11, 1945, the son of David MacDonald Crombie and Eleanor Louise Brown. He is survived by a half sister, Margaret (Margalea) Warner of Coralville, IA and a foster son, Brad Kennerly of Virginia. Services were previously held.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I don't know David but. I know Margalea. I'm so sorry for your loss. You were a good sister. Be gentle with yourself.

Posted by Linda Hug - Coralville, IA - Friend   January 04, 2020

I did not know David personally, but I knew of him through his sister Margalea. I am sorry for his passing but grateful Margalea was able to be present in DC to meet with family and honor his memory. Shalom to you, Margalea.

With love, Kevin Kummer

Posted by Kevin Kummer - IA   February 05, 2016

I didn't know David Crombie personally but I know he was blessed to have Margalea Warner as a sister! When he passed away there were cards and items in his apartment which showed her faithful and loving care through the years and across the miles. It was wonderful to hear about how many people from Church of the Saviour came to be with Margalea and her relatives at his service.

Posted by Maria Ortega Kummer - Iowa City, IA - Friend   February 05, 2016

Remembering you, Margalea, in this most significant loss. Lots of love and hope for comfort sent your way!

Posted by Bob and Mag Richer Smith - Pittsburgh, PA - Friend   February 01, 2016

Wishing my friend Dave Crombie peace in the next world. He loved the little neighborhood around Westover Shopping Center, Especially Ayer's 5 & 10 Variety Store, and his beloved Walter Reed Elementary School. His best friend at Reed School was Stanley Winston. Stan went on to become world famous making monsters for monster movies in Hollywood. Dave was one of the top professional printers in the D.C. area for many years. He was a great guy, and will be missed.

Posted by Dave Campbell - Arlington, VA - Friend   January 31, 2016


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Life Stories

David always loved animals, especially cats. We had a growing up cat named Who Me? Who Me lived to be 18 years old. When she died, David put the still body in one of our grandfather's suitcases and buried it in the park near the Brown family house. Later he scattered our mother's ashes there. It gave us a quiet place to go to remember and honor our beloved mother and pet cat. I hope Brad can scatter David's ashes there too.