David Douglas Gilchrist

Oct 23, 1939 - Feb 1, 2012


Born October 23, 1939, in Sacramento, California, and passed away February 1, 2012. David is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Joyce, his son Jeffrey, his sister Dorothy, his grandchildren Justin, Veronica, Michelle, and Erica and his five great-grand children. He also leaves his sister-in-law Carole Nicolos and nephews, Bret, Bryan, and Tony Nicolos. He was preceded in death by his son Michael and his parents David and Dorothy. He was a life long Sacramentan and graduated from McClatchy High School. He was an electrician and he held a membership in the Electrical Workers Union Local #340. He owned the Pronto Pup Franchise and was a food concessionaire and traveled to many fairs and special events throughout the year. David loved horses and at one time co-owned race horses with his good friend, Dave Lawrence. He leaves behind many, many friends. During the last three months, he put up a hard fought fight with cancer. We would like to extend a special thank you to his doctors, Dr. Michael Ullery, Dr. Michael Mahoney, Dr. Gregory Graves and Dr. Deepti Behl for their care and support to David. David will be missed by us all. At his request, there will be no funeral. Private graveside services were held at East Lawn Elk Grove Memorial Park on February 8, 2012. Remembrances in his honor may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Funeral Home:
East Lawn Elk Grove Mortuary
9189 E. Stockton Blvd
Elk Grove, CA
US 95624


  • jeffrey gilchrist says:

    R.I.P. Dad ,I love you, I will miss you,thank you for always being there for me. Love, Jeff

  • Gary and Kathey Moser says:

    My family and I want to say what a great man you were David. We will miss you so much. Hope you are enjoying those Pronto Pups in heaven.

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