David Runyon Bahrenburg

December 6, 1956 - October 18, 2007

Obituary for David Runyon Bahrenburg David Runyon Bahrenburg, now alive in the presence of Jesus Christ, left the limitations of earthly life on October 18, 2007, at the age of 50. Born December 6, 1956, in Greensburg, PA, to Frederic Robert and Nancy (Runyon) Bahrenburg, David is a man who devoted his life to honoring God, family and community above himself. David was graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Forestry Products. Married February 4, 1984, in Salt Lake City, UT, to Wendy Johns, he was blessed with a loving family that includes sons Daniel, of Silverdale, WA; Nathan and his wife Amber, of Colorado Springs, CO; and daughter Virginia (Ginny) Lynn of Allen, TX. Also surviving are his parents, brothers Jeffrey and wife Lucille of Reinholds, PA, and Fred and wife Gaynelle of Austin, TX; and sister Pamela Meerdink and husband Denis, of Stockton, CA. His memory is fresh in the minds of a great host of extended family and friends. David was CEO of Bridgepoint Communications, Inc.; a member of Rotary International for nine years in Duncanville and currently in Allen, TX, and an active member of Cottonwood Creek Baptist Church in Allen, where he had become a leader in the Men’s Ministry. He served as Chairman of the Board of Fruit Bearing Tree Ministries, touching the lives of many incarcerated youth and their families. Himself an Eagle Scout, David served many years in Boy Scout leadership. He saw both sons, Daniel and Nathan, reach the rank of Eagle Scouts. A dedicated hunter, David was at home in the wild, and was active in The Texas Youth Hunting Program. All of his children have learned from him and have come to share his passion and joy in the outdoors. Family and friends are invited to the funeral home at their convenience Wednesday to pay their respects and to sign the register book. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Wednesday evening beginning at 7:00. A celebration honoring David’s love and service for his God will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, October 25, 2007, at Cottonwood Creek Baptist Church in Allen, TX, with Senior Pastor Dr. John Mark Caton officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cottonwood Creek Baptist Church Men’s Ministry, 1015 SH 121, Allen, TX 75013.

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Fred, I was so saddened to hear of the passing of Nancy this past Friday. I searched for some memorial of her, but could not find one. She was such a gentle, sweet woman. Everytime she saw me in past years, she always hugged and kissed me, like undo a loving sister. My prayers and comfort to you in granting you peace in her lost. She will be deeply missed by many. Over the years, I have written many poems. One that is special to me in times, such as this, follows. I pray that it brings you some small measure of comfort: "I Will Never Be Far Away" copyright 2005 John J. Rigo, excerpt from "Roses Amidst Thorns," in Memory of Nancy R. Bahrenburg. I will never be far away, no matter where you are. My heart will always be with you. Never will you have to seek, to find me, for I will always be, as close as your heart. There is a special place for you and me, a place that will never go away, where each day is made for you and me. Each day, a part of an eternal string of pearls, as we love, and laugh through each setting sun. Rising together, each morning with a song upon our lips, singing of our love for each other, through this eternity, and all others, to follow. John. J. Rigo, February 15, 2011 IT WAS A PLEASURE TO BE ABLE TO WORK FOR BRIDGEPOINT COMMUNICATIONS AND DAVID. OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY AND THE COMPANY HE LEFT BEHIND. CONDOLENCE FROM EVERYONE FROM CABLE CRAFTERS II, INC. KEVIN & BARBARA KELLEY, October 29, 2007 Our prayers are for the family as you face life without the leadership of David. May his memory and our Lord and Savior help and sustain you each during the coming days... as Jesus himself said, "I will never leave you nor foresake you". Polly & Charlie Bowman, October 27, 2007 Uncle Dave, whom was never really my uncle, but that's how I knew him was always very kind to me. I know he will be greatly missed by not only his family but his friends for even my heart sank has I heard of his passing. Wendy, Ginny, Nathan & Daniel you are in my thoughts and prayers. JoAnna Clark, October 26, 2007 We will alway remember your beautiful smile, and that you were always ready for a good laugh. Someday we will meet again in a better place. Love you always. Sally + Barry Quick, October 25, 2007 You have my heart-felt sympathy for the loss of your brother. May you find peace with time. Abraham Long, October 25, 2007 Our sincere condolences on your loss. Dave was a good neighbor and friend! James and Lawanda Pettiford-1013 Denali. James William Pettiford, October 25, 2007 Fred/Nancy & famalies, May our gracious God be with all of you at this very difficult time. In Love and Friendship, Jo and Harold Covin Jo and Harold Covin, October 24, 2007 He was a good friend of my son, Robert Vadala. He will be sorely missed by his many friends Dorothy Vadala Barta, October 24, 2007 I remember David as being a very good employer while working for him in the Duncanville office. He was a joy to be around and a very good "Boss". He always wanted to make all of feel good about where we worked. My prayers are with his wife Wendy, his children and parents. We know he is in a better place now. God bless his family. S Sue Jones, October 24, 2007 My thoughts and prayers are with you. David's kindness and his wonderful smile will be missed so much. Thank you for sharing him with our Allen Rotary Club. Josie (Zendejas) Price, October 24, 2007 Our love and prayers at this time. Letter will be mailed. John and Loretta Miller, October 23, 2007 I had the pleasure of meeting David during my employment with Bridgepoint Inc. I must express David's sincerity of making sure that I always felt important. David would come to visit the Arizona office and make it a point to always say "Hello" when he arrived and "Goodbye, see you next time" when he left. He also wanted to make sure that I was able to eat when I did not have a chance to get away from the office and he would make it a point to pick me up something to eat if he went out. We had the opportunity to talk about his family and to see the way his face lit up when talking about his wife and children was a priceless moment for me. I have never been able to forget the unforgettable way that David always made you feel right at home with him, but not forgetting what his place was in the company. I will always be grateful for being blessed that David will always be in my memory. My condolences to his family, I know how proud you made him. Shannon Lynn Davis, October 23, 2007 A very remarkable man and a remarkable family. The Lord has been good to all of us for sharing David with us. My prayers are with you in your time of loss. Ed Beattie, October 23, 2007 David left a part of him with everyone who knew him. Only God can ease the pain and sorrow of his passing and I know that he is now on one long and glorious hunting trip. My love and condolences to Wendy, Daniel, Nathan and Jenny. We will all miss him and he will be forever in my heart. Glenda Powell, October 23, 2007 Your family is in our prayers. God Bless! Gena Humbert Newman, October 23, 2007 He will be missed by many of us in the telecommunications industry. Chip Dunlap, October 23, 2007 I knew David when I worked for BMA. He always had a smile for everyone. Now that I know he was a Christian, I understand the constant smile. My prayers go out to his family that they may lean on God during the days ahead. Linda Hoggatt, October 23, 2007 We at BMA Architects will miss a special man. David was a good landlord and we will miss the special relationship that was built on friendship that we shared. Our prayers are with his staff and family. Michael Powell, October 22, 2007