David R. Orvosh

Aug 28th, 2022

David R. Orvosh

David Ross Orvosh received his crown of life and danced through Heaven’s gates on Sunday, August 28th, after 51 years of joyful and loving service to his family. His last moments were shared at the home that he considered paradise on earth in Barnstable, MA, with his closest family. Born in Medford, MA, David was the oldest of 12 cousins, who each thought they were his favorite because of the love and attention he lavished on them.

The house on Capen Street was a home base for family and friends alike, where Dave often hosted tea times for his friends from school, prayer groups, and CAMPS. With three floors of family, David functioned as far more than a son, brother, nephew, or cousin. He was the executor, anchor, coach, cheerleader, muscle, counselor, and best friend.

Dave built a career in technology and bought his house in Reading in 2000, which became the new home base for his hospitality and generosity. He continued serving at CAMPS and began a new chapter at New Life Fine Arts. For more than 20 years, he portrayed various characters, all with the same goal - to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. In and out of character, he pointed past this life to eternity.

As Dave’s family grew, adding cousins and godchildren, he became a mainstay for the next generation; one of his godsons, Josiah, lovingly gave him the nickname “Beef", which he wore proudly, despite the occasional odd reception elicited.

From choreographed musical productions to impromptu trips across the world, wise counsel to photo bombing every picture possible, singing his heart out to dancing his feet off, Dave lived life to the fullest. He was confident, gentle, selfless, patient, and faithful. He was the hands and feet of Jesus through unending giving and relentless hard work for others.

His legacy continues, and he will be missed by all who knew him - especially his mother Joan and brother Jordan, best friend Joanna and father Tom, his godchildren, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, pastors, mentees, students, neighbors, coworkers, cast mates, and anyone fortunate enough to have met him.

A memorial tribute service to celebrate his life will be held at New Life Community Church in Concord, MA, on Saturday, September 10, 2022, at 10:30 AM.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in David’s name to one of the organizations that he loved and served so faithfully:
Donations to New Life Fine Arts can be made here:
Donations to CAMPS can be made here:

For those unable to attend the service on Saturday, it will be live streamed at the link below. After the service, the same link will access the recording.

Guest Book

Shanib Showkat
Thursday - Sep 29, 2022 12:00 am

I worked with David for couple of years in Dimension Data. We spent amazing time together on one of our projects in India and that really brought us close together and became friends. I considered him my mentor and a dear friend who would always keep in touch and call me no matter what. I am heartbroken to learn he's gone.. David was a special person and I was fortunate enough to spend some time with him. Sending my sincere condolences and prayers to the Family.

Leah Surette
Saturday - Sep 10, 2022 12:00 am

To say that I am heartbroken is an understatement . My love and prayers are with you, Mrs. Orvosh, Jordan and Joanna. He was the greatest friend and a true blessing in my life since I was 15 years old. He is with his Maker, the keeper of the stars ⭐️. I know he is suffering no more. Not a day will go by for the rest of my life that I don’t think of him and smile at all the memories I have with him. Sending much love and prayers to all of you and the extended family. -Leah Surette

Michael Riener
Friday - Sep 9, 2022 12:00 am

My condolences to your family. I had the pleasure of working with David at RCH over the past year and a half. He was a true professional and gentleman in every sense of the word. I will miss his intelligence, wit and overall significant contribution to the culture of our company. Our prayers are with you all.

Bill and Marie Cooney
Friday - Sep 9, 2022 12:00 am

Dear Joan and Family, Thinking of all of you at this sad time. May the peace of the Lord be with you. Love, Bill Cooney and Marie Orvosh Cooney

The Therrien Family
Wednesday - Sep 7, 2022 12:00 am

Dear Joan, Jordan and family, Our thoughts and love are with you at this time of loss. May you cherish the many wonderful memories of David. Our deep and heartfelt condolences.

Dennis Laganiere
Wednesday - Sep 7, 2022 12:00 am

I worked with Dave for several years, and I always appreciated his partnership. We spent quite a bit of time together on a project in India that really brought us closer together and where we really became friends. I always found him to be kind, open, and just absolutely good people. I'm so sorry he's gone, I miss him already, and I send him my prayers.

Drew Clifton
Wednesday - Sep 7, 2022 12:00 am

I worked with David at Dimension Data/NTT, and he was an amazing person all around. Highly intelligent thinker, while also very personable. Could also be very hilarious at times. He was a great leader for us managing the project of a new team in India, and he seemed to really enjoy that opportunity. I know many of our team overseas loved having him there just as I did.

Ron Nadir
Tuesday - Sep 6, 2022 12:00 am

I am sorry to hear about David. He was a great kid to Joannie and family. I am so so sorry

Kim Nardone
Monday - Sep 5, 2022 12:00 am

I did not know David personally, but he sounds like a pretty amazing man. I am friends with Fran and Vin and my heart goes out to all of you. May God’s grace carry you through this difficult time. Many blessings.

Gabriella Graceffa
Sunday - Sep 4, 2022 12:00 am

Joan and Jordan, I am sad and very emotional with David’s passing. I send you all my love and good vibes to get through one of the toughest roads you will travel. but I believe God had a mission with David in this life time with everyone he touched and now he has returned home for his next mission. I honestly can’t wait to meet him again and learn the good he is creating and hearts he has touched on the journey. God bless you David Joan and Jordan much love your friend Gabriella ❤️

The Kelly Family
Sunday - Sep 4, 2022 12:00 am

Dear Joan and Jordon, and Joanna Our hearts are broken. We all feel so blessed to have know Dave. Each if us have fond memories of his generosity. His big heart and loving smile shine in our memories of fun gatherings, wonderful conversations, day to day neighbor encounters, Christmas cookies, tree burnings, and 1:1 time with Dave at the Globetrotters game (Craigs fondest memory). We feel so lucky that he chise to move to Reading so that we could learn about his beautiful world. He left us to soon♥️

Donna and Peter Masucci
Sunday - Sep 4, 2022 12:00 am

Our deepest sympathy to David's family. I have such fond memories driving my daughter Kimberly (Masucci)to Matignon from Boxford (she was a student at Masconomet where she would choreograph Matignon plays.( Greg Young from Masco recommended Kim to Matignon) David was like a big brother along with Rob Surette since she was 2 years younger They treated her with respect as she blocked the performances. Sitting in the audiences during rehearsals I hold dear those days and the life long friendship Kim had with the "boys".

Stephen and Lois Garneau
Saturday - Sep 3, 2022 12:00 am

Joan and Jordan our hearts are saddened to hear of Dave's passing. We will always have fond memories of his love and generosity to all he knew. He touched so many people's lives in so many ways. We always enjoyed his annual Christmas Tree Bonfires every March. He always knew how to get people to come together and have a fun time. With love, prayers and sympathy.

Julia Quinlan
Friday - Sep 2, 2022 12:00 am

My deepest condolences to Dave’s family and loved ones, such a tremendous loss leaves a space behind that is impossible to fill. You are each in my prayers, and my heart goes out to you. I’m so very sorry.

Susan Calandra
Thursday - Sep 1, 2022 12:00 am

Dave was such a special person, to knownhim was to love him. He ebodied what we all atrive for. I will missnthat smile. Until we meet again, love, hugs abd forever dancing.

Dick and Susan Ellis
Thursday - Sep 1, 2022 12:00 am

Joan, Jordan, Joanna and family, As I was reading Dave's obituary, I found myself agreeing with every single word and sentiment......and then some. When I think of him, I remember that he always, always had a big smile on his face and a kooky sense of humor to put one on mine. We are so sorry for your loss and the sadness you feel, and are praying that you will feel those everlasting arms holding you. I know you are anchored in that living hope, knowing that one day, the reunion will be sweet. We love you all.

Deborah Rogan
Thursday - Sep 1, 2022 12:00 am

Dearest Joan and Jordan, Sincerest and heartfelt condolences upon hearing. Fondly remembering David ever since he was a child. I have no other words as they would be horribly inadequate, except I'm so terribly sorry and so heartbroken for you. Lots of love from me to you.

Cheryl Shushan
Thursday - Sep 1, 2022 12:00 am

I am sending my sincere condolences to David’s family and friends. This is such a sad time, and my heart hurts over his loss. I hope that memories of David and all the wonderful things he did give you peace and bring a smile to your faces. I know David through CAMPS where I babysat Josh and Jenny while Steve and Andrea Poulin worked on the program. Dave joyously participated in the program that was transformative for so many high school students, and I enjoyed seeing him in all the activities. But before that, I knew him as part of Steve’s wedding party when he married my daughter, Andrea. (He is in many of their wedding photos.). He impressed me as a very kind, gentle, loving soul who enjoyed having fun and embraced the joys of life with all his heart and spirit. His enthusiasm and energy will be missed.

Tricia Collins
Thursday - Sep 1, 2022 12:00 am

So very sorry for your loss. Dave was an amazing man of God and perfect example of His love in action. May you be comforted by the memories.

Glenn Gray and Family
Thursday - Sep 1, 2022 12:00 am

David was there. He was always there for anyone and everyone he knew. He impacted the Gray family deeply and he would be ready at any time to come to the rescue if we needed him. Time and time again he served others with joy and diligence. Every day I wake up to the light coming into our home through the windows that David so beautifully installed many years ago. He was a light to all of the Lord's goodness and grace. He used to say all the time "one person at a time". You reach people one at a time by giving them all you have in that moment. David was like that. He will be missed but we know he has safely arrived where his heart yerned for. To walk with Jesus. He is home at last.

Matteo and Audrey Filippi
Thursday - Sep 1, 2022 12:00 am

To Joan, Tom and Jordan. I have fond memories of being a child playing with David, sleep overs, playing together, etc. David will be missed. But halleluiah, we will be with him in glory.His faith in Christvwas vibrant and genuine. Our heart felt condolences for all of you as we call share in the grieving and loss we all feel. Our live to you! Matteo and Audrey.

Dennis Schuchman
Wednesday - Aug 31, 2022 12:00 am

Dave was my manager at RCH Solutions. His notion of management wasn't to tell me what to do but to ask me what he could do to help me get the job done. People like that are rare and he will be missed.

Gordon warren
Wednesday - Aug 31, 2022 12:00 am

Dear Joan,Jordan and Joanna: I extend my heartfelt condolences to you all with the passing of Dave. I know you all have many fond and special memories of Dave and they will help keep his spirit alive within forever. He was such a special person to me and all who had the great fortune to meet and spend time with him. My prayers are with you all. Rest In Peace Dave.

Paul Kotchian
Tuesday - Aug 30, 2022 12:00 am

So very sorry Joanna. Wish I could ease your pain!!

Paul Davenport
Tuesday - Aug 30, 2022 12:00 am

Wow sorry to hear this

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