David John Ivester, 67, of Milford and formerly Hopkinton, passed away Nov. 26 following a five-month battle with cancer complications. Born in Philadelphia, he was the youngest son of the late Louise (Rosenberger) and Charles Vincent Ivester and was predeceased by his sister, Barbara Moser, in 1994. He was the beloved husband of 47 years to Dolores (Sikora) Ivester.
A 1972 graduate of Norristown High School in Pennsylvania, David attended Penn State University in Philadelphia. Eager to pursue his electronics career, he worked for Leeds and Northrup, Memorex, Amdahl Corporation and retired from EMC in 2015 as a systems integration engineer. He thoroughly enjoyed working in computer engineering for 42 years, with his career moving the family to New Jersey, Maryland, California and Massachusetts. With his ever-increasing expertise, David traveled the U.S. throughout his career as well as overseas to Australia, Hong Kong and Ireland. In recent years, David took pleasure in traveling to Tarpon Springs, Florida, several times a year, owning and renovating two homes with Dolores. Ever the engineer, David always would be involved in projects, inside and out, whether at one of his homes or his sons’ houses. He became “Pop Pop” in 2015 with the birth of his first grandchild and loved that next chapter of his life.
In addition to his wife, David is survived by two sons, Matthew Ivester and wife Liliane (Klein) of Melrose, and Steven Ivester and wife Ashley (McPherson) of Grafton; his older brother, Charles Ivester and wife Catherine of Norristown, Pennsylvania; four nieces and nephews; and six loving grandchildren, George, John and James of Melrose, and Alaina, Giana and Teigan of Grafton.