David John Higgins II, 63, a 28 year resident of Brentwood, MD passed away unexpectedly but peacefully Saturday, June 3, 2023 in Washington, DC.
David was a dedicated husband, father, son, brother, uncle, grandfather, friend, and proud member of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe.
Born on December 11th, 1959, to David J. Higgins and Gracie M. Kellock in Cheverly, MD, he was their first son.
In 1982, David enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He later entered into an amphibious reconnaissance division, based out of Oahu, Hawaii. While in the reconnaissance division, he traveled to many countries including Thailand, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, Philippines, Somalia, Kenya, and Lebanon. He was honorably discharged in 1985. He was a proud veteran.
David and Alba Raquel Benegas married on June 27th, 1992 and soon after welcomed their first daughter, Anna. In the following years, the family grew to five with the births of Melissa and Sarah. He was a beaming grandfather and loved spending time with his granddaughter Alianna.
David was an accomplished welder who used his skills artistically. His unique talents were sought by numerous contractors where he met many people in the Washington DC area. He enjoyed being a pyrotechnician and Raquel liked to come along with him on trips throughout the country to watch his fireworks display. He welcomed every person that came his way and knew no stranger. If you needed a helping hand, David was ready with his truck, tools, and a smile. He enjoyed camping, playing cards, dancing, road trips and most of all, spending time with his family.
David is survived by his loving and dedicated wife, Alba; their daughters, Anna, Melissa, and Sarah Higgins; one granddaughter, Alianna; his mother, Gracie M. Kellock; his sisters, Cindy, Tammy, and Kelli; as well as his brothers, Michael, Frank, Justin, and Joseph.
In his memory, donations can be made to his meal train, which will be used to support meals and financial assistance for the immediate family.
His friends and family are invited to celebrate David’s life in the way he would have wanted to be remembered – as a loving, generous, and caring man for his community.