Bishop, David

David H. Bishop, II

November 25, 1942 - September 7, 2016

David H. Bishop, II, age 73, of Lucas, Texas, passed away September 7, 2016.  David was born November 25, 1942, in Abington, Pennsylvania, to David H. and Ethel (Lines) Bishop.  He married Kathleen Bonner on June 27, 1964, in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania.  David grew up in Northwoods, Pennsylvania where he graduated from The William Penn Charter School and was an alumnus of Hobart College in Geneva, New York.  He had a love for the Dallas Cowboys and the Texas Rangers and enjoyed his aquarium as well as playing soccer.  David loved showing his dogs, especially his St. Bernards and was a member of the North Texas St. Bernard Club and the Greater Collin Kennel Club.  He was an avid snow and water skier and loved skiing in the Colorado Rockies.

He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Bishop of Lucas, Texas; daughter, Deborah B. Crawford and husband, Mark of Allen, Texas; son, David H. Bishop, III and wife Jennifer of Argyle, Texas; grandchildren, Katlyn Crawford, Rebecca Crawford, Juliana Crawford, Christopher Henry, Allison, Long, and Mallory Bishop; and brothers, John O. Bishop of Silverthorne, Colorado and George C. Bishop and wife, Susan of Horsham, Pennsylvania.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel in Allen, Texas.  Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen.  The family will receive friends during a visitation from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Monday evening at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made in David's honor to Melanoma Research Foundation at or St. Bernard Club of America Charitable Foundation at 

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Our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. So thankful we got to get together recently. He certainly will be missed by all. Jim and Vicki Lewis, September 13, 2016 Kathy, Our sincere sympathy for David's passing. He was someone we could count on for advice. Always a gentleman, we will miss him. Leo & Annalyn Paz, September 13, 2016 Kathi, please know that you and your family have been in our prayers. We were saddened to hear of David's passing and deeply are sorry for your loss. Please let us know if you need anything, Sincerely Johnny and Rhonda Johnny and Rhonda McCarter, September 12, 2016 Dear Kathy, I just heard about David - what sad news. Always enjoyed seeing you and David at dog shows and Newf events. David was such a kind man - his positive energy a breath of fresh air. My sincere condolences to you and your family. Fondly, Nan Martin Nan Martin, September 11, 2016 Dear Kathy, we were so sorry to hear about David's passing. Although it's been years since we've seen you, we do think of you every time we see a St. Bernard puppy. David was always so kind and generous, and the dog world will certainly miss him. Judi & Pat Randall, September 11, 2016 Kathy and Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. David was such a wonderful person, a very kind man, and I will always remember him for the simple gestures of kindness he showed to everyone. I will never forget one of my first dog shows attended in Dallas. Kathy, both you and David were kind and very helpful, something that is a bit "rare" in the dog show world these days. For a complete stranger to give helpful advice, without asking or expecting anything in return, but a simple gesture from the heart...this speaks volumes of his character. All our prayers to you and your family. Newfoundly, Patti Emmerling Patti Emmerling, September 10, 2016 Kathy, So sorry for your loss. I read that David died in September, but the lines of communication aren't always as quick as we might expect. I just heard from Tom Hadlock, then from Toby Peltz, Carl Zeitz and Steve Johannson. We were all in David's Hobart class of '64. My Dad died from Melanoma, and I've been active in fundraising to develop a cure for the disease since his passing in '06. I know what that cancer does, not only to its recipient, but to his family. I'm sure the memories of your long almost 50 years together will see you through the years ahead and I wish you peace. As class correspondent, I can tell you that the next issue of the "Survey" will not be published for another 4 months, so our class will have no formal notice of David's passing until them. If you would like me to include anything in the "Classnotes '64" section that you think he would want us to know, please email it to me by the end of the month, when my column is due. Thank you, Kathy, and again, my sincere condolences. Alan Kalter, September 9, 2016 We will always remember David as a great neighbor and a very good person. Our prayers are with you. Russ and Carole Hansen, September 9, 2016 Kathy and family , I am so sorry. A great loss. I remember so many special moments over the years, especially the 50th reunion at Hobart in 2014. He was so energetic and so excited about being back at his alma mater. He was so good to me and helped me by waiting in the buffet line at the presidents house, bringing my food and then hoisting me out of my lawn chair when the evening ended. He called me twice after my dear friend Rosemary passed away later that year to check up on me and was ever so thoughtful.. He will be greatly missed... God Bless to you and all your family. Steve Johansen
Stephen C. Johansen, September 8, 2016 Thinking of you Kathi and the entire family with love and prayers at this difficult time. Elwynn Schwartz, September 8, 2016 Kathy & Family, please know that we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Keeping all of you in our prayers. Doug & Karen Hurtt, September 8, 2016