David  Irwin Gravlin
Upgrade this Memorial Tribute

David Irwin Gravlin

November 25, 1939 - September 23, 2013

David Irwin Gravlin

November 25, 1939 - September 23, 2013


Why order flowers through us?

Buying flowers from us ensures that your order will be fulfilled through working with a network florists that are trusted by local funeral homes and recognized partners of the funeral industry. A customized message, along with a photo of your selected arrangement will remain in perpetuity within this memorial website. This service also includes “Smart Select” whereby the store notifies you if your floral selection has already been selected by another sender. This allows you the opportunity to choose a different product to ensure the family has a beautiful and unique selection of unique floral arrangements.

The price of these selections also includes the funeral home’s care of the flowers after the funeral and the delivery to the family or facility of choice where they can be rearranged and enjoyed by others for a longer period.

Memorial Candles

A Perpetual Tribute

The solitude and quiet peace of a flickering candle has long been a symbol of remembrance. Each candle lit will remain lit within this memorial website for the period you select. Your thoughtful gesture will be captured both in the candle as well as listed in perpetuity within the tributes section.

Memorial Trees

Circle of Life

In today’s changing world with climate change and environment concerns, “Honoring a Life” allows for family and friends to plant a memorial tree in honor of their loved one and friend. The purchase of a tree creates a beautiful permanent record on the Honoring a Life website, www.honoringalife.org. Each tree is planted through the efforts of Forestry Services throughout North America who determine where the greatest needs for reforestation are. Once planted, the geographical location where the tree is planted will be added to the record. A beautiful card is also sent to the family signifying your thoughtful gesture.

Sympathy Cards

A Thoughtful Gesture

Placeholder - to be replaced with Donations

Place a Donation

The gift of giving

We are proud to provide this service allowing friends and family to donate to any registered charity throughout North America. You will receive an official tax receipt immediately via email and your thoughtful gesture will remain on this memorial website in perpetuity.

Financial Support

A Helping Hand

The time surrounding a death can often bring unexpected final expenses for the family far beyond the funeral itself. We are pleased to offer the ability for friends and relatives to financially support the family during their time of loss as an alternative to flowers and other sympathy gestures.

This memorial currently does not have financial support enabled.
To notify the funeral home of your interest, complete and submit the following form:

Obituary for David Irwin Gravlin

David Irwin Gravlin, 73, of Rochester Hills, died peacefully in his home on Monday, September 23, 2013. He was born on November 25, 1939 in Sterling, Michigan, a son of the late Joseph and Helen (Hebert) Gravlin. David served his country honorably in the U.S.Army. He was united in marriage to his beloved wife, Carol on June 29, 1985 in Warren, Michigan. The couple moved a lot, living in Sterling Heights for several years and most of their married life in Rochester Hills. He was employed as a shipping manager in the carbide business until retirement. David loved hunting, shooting, was an avid reader, loved politics and ran for office under the libertarian ticket. He was a true patriot who loved his country and valued family. David was easy to talk to, very sociable and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

David is survived by his devoted wife, Carol; his loving children, Laura (Kevin) Vallelunga, Julie (Curt) Redinger, Wade (Cyndi) Gravlin; his adoring grandchildren, Phillip, Samantha, Nicholas, Tyler and Morgan; his loving brothers, Joseph, Tim and Pat and his sister, Gail. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kathy.

Visitation will be held at the Faulmann & Walsh Golden Rule Funeral Home, 32814 Utica Rd., Fraser, Sunday, September 29, from 4pm till time of funeral services at 8pm. A inurnment service with full military honors will be held at a later time in Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, Michigan. Share memories with the family at www. faulmannwalsh.com

Send a gesture of sympathy to David Irwin Gravlin's family

  • Brought to you by

  • 32814 Utica Road
    Fraser, MI
  • (586) 293-3390
Upgrade this Memorial Tribute

Help & Healing Resources

In the event that there is an error in the information presented, please contact the funeral home by clicking here.