July 3, 1982 ~ December 22, 2020

Born in: Mount Kisco, NY
Resided in: East Northport, NY

Muller, David Chad Age 38 of East Northport, NY passed away on December 22, 2020 with his loving wife by his side and sister near by.
He was born July 3, 1982, in Mt. Kisco, NY. David graduated La Salle Military Academy in 2000. He went on to Bryant College in Rhode Island, and graduated from Farmingdale State College in 2005, with a BA in marketing. Upon graduation began his career at Henry Schein, Inc, where he continued to progress over the past 14 years, ending as a Director of Equipment and Technology in Schein’s dental division. David loved riding motorcycles, playing hockey, late night video games, getting tattooed at Station1 Tattoo and being the best husband, father, son, brother and friend, anyone could ask for. To know him was to love him. To hug him was to feel true happiness. Be it family, friend or acquaintance, those who knew David were better off because of it. David is survived by his wife Jaclyn Muller, daughter Isabella & baby Muller coming in July. He is the son of Hal & Karen Muller of Wells, ME. He is also survived by his sister, Michelle (Matt) Davis, and their daughters Hayleigh and Aubrey, Jaclyn’s parents John and Diane Romano, her sister Jamie and her brother Michael (Carolyn) Romano and daughter Grace. “To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world” – Dr. Seuss. Thank you to all his friends who were a part of his family, for being his world.
Branch Funeral Home 190 East Main St. Smithtown, NY 11787. Visitation Tuesday 3-7 PM. Funeral Service 12 PM Wednesday at the funeral home. Cremation to follow at Washington Memorial Park.
A crowd funding page has been set up to help his wife, daughter and child on the way at:
https://mullermemorial.wixsite.com/dave

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Visitation: December 29, 2020 3:00 - 7:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home Smithtown
190 E. Main St.
SMITHTOWN, NY 11787


Service: December 30, 2020 12:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home Smithtown
190 E. Main St.
SMITHTOWN, NY 11787


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  1. My beloved son, Dave. You were a blessing in our lives from day one. Dad and I were so excited that we had a son and a daughter!! You always made us laugh and you turned out to be a wonderful human being; caring, compassionate, sincere and a wonderful people person with the best bear hugs ever!! You will be missed so, so much. You will be in my thoughts and heart every day for the rest of my life. I love you Dave!

  2. I knew Dave from golds gym in Smithtown. He is that one guy you always wanted to go out of your way to say hello to, always with a big smile on his face! Truly someone who will be missed, rest easy Dave and my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

  3. It was such a pleasure knowing you, your attitude towards your fellow man was exemplary,I will truly miss you my friend

  4. No words could express the heart break I feel. You were such an amazing person and friend. Ill always remember your goofy personality and the times we all shared at the shop. I’m glad to have known you. My deepest condolences to your family, Jackie, Bella and your sweet baby on the way xoxox

  5. candleI knew Dave from Golds gym in Smithtown and from the fish store where he’d come in to get salmon. He was truly a great person to talk to and get to know. My prayers go out to him and his family during this hard time. Rest easy Dave, you will be missed heavily.

  6. A wonderful grandson taken to soon, we will miss your hugs and skirt steaks. Rest In Peace, we love you.

  7. “ How lucky I am to have
    something that makes
    saying goodbye so hard.”
    a.a. milne
    Rest in peace, sweet soul.
    You will be in our hearts always.

  8. It was a honor to have met you. Whenever I was at the shop you always had the biggest and most welcoming smile. Thank you for lighting up this dark world

  9. candleDave, the world was a better place with you in it. Your kindness, compassion, warmth – hugs that knocked the wind out of the recipient! You had an easy way of making all feel welcome and each person feel special. Such a true and genuine man doesn’t come along often. You had the love of my entire family from the first time we met. Most importantly, you made my beautiful niece Jaclyn and her daughter Bella so wonderfully happy. You’ve set the bar high my friend! We are all still so shocked at this loss and heartbroken, but simultaneously feel truly blessed to have had you in our lives, albeit for too short a time. Baby Muller will know all about his/her amazing father. We love you Dave

  10. candleDave, you are missed by so many and that is a testament to the lives you touched in the short time you shared with us. You will always be remembered.

  11. candleMyself and four other girlfriends met Dave and his amazing friends this past Sept. on what would be a fun filled weekend on the motorcycles. We met the guys on our way up to Windham on the ferry. Hence they were dubbed “the ferry boys.” They quickly became our road captains/protectors on the highway. They invited us to join them and their families with open arms to share in a memorial for a dear friend they lost.
    Dave was the sweetest young man who we quickly nicknamed Teddy Bear. The man always had a smile on his face and had us laughing the whole weekend. He truly loved his friends and treated them like family. Making one of a kind smores for the whole crowd in front of the biggest bonfire I ever saw, watching his face light up when he spoke of his daughter and wife. Calendar poses at the gas station..
    This dear sweet man left such an incredible impression on all of us. He will be dearly missed , my heart is heavy. Thoughts and prayers sent to his family and friends
    Jeanie, Nancy Patti, Angela and Irene.
    “The bandana girls”

    • To piggyback on Jeanie’s memory, when I met Dave that weekend in September, I immediately felt as though I had known him my whole life. His smile and hug was infectious. He had the biggest heart and projected his love for others in those initial moments. At the bonfire the weekend in Windham he was so happy making his special smores with his fire irons. He will be missed as he clearly touched others lives just being him. My prayers go out to his wife, daughter his new baby and to all his family and friends at this difficult time.

      • To piggyback on on Jeanie and Nancys memories. I didn’t have the honor of getting the escort up to Windham,but when the ladies got there that’s all they had to talk about the “bandanna boys” How kind and protective and made that trip a safe one.Without meeting these men I felt like I already knew them.The next day I got the privileged to meet them all and their families . My Friends did explain all the gentlemans to me and their names and the nick names that the ladies did give them all. As they explain to me about Dave .. he’s the sweetest Guy we’re going to nickname teddy bear !!! When I met the gentleman I knew exactly why they nick named him Teddy Bear!! I’ve never felt so welcomed with complete strangers with the kindest hearts. My prayers go out to Daves Wife, children ,family and friends…

  12. Hal and Karen,
    Kendall and I want to offer our heartfelt condolences to you. There are no words to ease your pain. It is clear that you are surrounded by love and that your David was a remarkable man.

    All of our love
    Kendall and Jennifer Huie

  13. It takes a special person who can be a “best friend” to so many people. A person who had the personality to make people laugh, no matter how “down” they were feeling. A salesman who could make customers feel like they were personal friends on the first sales call. A teammate that could find a way to keep people engaged on a Zoom call, that was entering its second hour.

    When that special person happens to be your son, you have nothing but pride and love for them. Dave had the power to make people feel better about themselves, even us.

    Today we are saying “so long” to Dave, our “special someone.” To say our hearts are broken, would be an understatement. Seeing how many other hearts he has touched, makes us feel even prouder of the son we raised.

    Thank you all for your love and friendship for Dave and the rest of our family, we are honored!

    • I had to pleasure to work with Dave when he was an ESS at Schein you said it all and so well Dave was a one of a kind man he had a contagious smile and a heart of gold he has touched so many people

  14. With our deepest sympathies….I loved David and enjoyed working with him…he will be missed but never forgotten…..love and prayers to the family…..

  15. candleMy condolences to the family. Dave was a special and caring person . During our time at Lasalle he was nothing short of a great friend that help me get through a trying time . He will truly be missed

  16. We always enjoyed your company David, our daughter Katie is beside herself that you passed, she always followed you on Facebook, her young crush!! Symphony and love to your family, may better days be ahead!

  17. Dave was a wonderful man his humor big heart an passion for life was amazing he touched many lives your going to be missed big guy

  18. Rest In Peace my friend 🙏
    Can’t believe this is real my heart goes out to your family
    Love, your friend
    Kevin Edge

  19. candleI had the pleasure of meeting Dave, along with his family and close friends, spontaneously on a motorcycle weekend. He was relaxed and helpful, with a gentle smile and a friendly an open approach. I will never forget his kindness and welcoming nature. My deepest condolences to his wife, daughter, family and friends. My heart breaks for you all.

  20. Dear Muller Family,
    My deepest condolences for the loss of your beloved David.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  21. candleKind, gentle, loving, loyal, fun, joy, friend, son- Dave Muller was a larger than life personality. He made the world a better place. He is the best of us. Prayers for healing and peace to all he has left behind. What a joy to know his legacy will continue with the little spirit coming to the family in July. In the tragedy, God is good. Dave you left your mark on the world. We grieve your passing. You will be missed, my friend.

  22. candleYou will be missed and beyond. You had an unbelievable presence about you and an incredible positive impact on everyone you touched. I know I was one of them. You will always be in my heart buddy!

  23. My deepest condolences to the Muller family. May you find strength during this hard time. Thoughts and prayers are with you guys.

  24. candleMy deepest sympathy to the Muller Family.

    “Those we love don’t go away,
    They walk beside us every day,
    Unseen,
    Unheard,
    but always near,
    Still loved,
    still missed and
    very dear.”

  25. Just knowing Dave was to love him. I will always remember his kindness when he met his future mother in law while dating Jaclyn. My wife Diane was at the beginning of her journey fighting early onset Alzheimer’s disease. Whenever Dave was over for dinner, which was often, he always talked to Diane and smiled at her while rubbing her back. She would show him pictures of Jaclyn and our family as her way of communicating with him. She would do that every time he was over until she could not longer remember to. But Dave never changed. He always continued to talk to her, smile and rub her back. That was Dave. Always giving, never taking. On my birthday, the morning of December 22, we said goodbye to Dave and told him we love him. I held the phone so my wife could see it and tried to explain what was happening. I didn’t expect her to understand, but somehow she did. A tear fell from her eye and we both told Dave we miss him and will love him forever.

  26. Our love and prayers go to Jaclyn and Bella as they endure the loss of Dave.

    Grandma & Grandpa Mary and Joe

  27. Dave was known as our big “teddy bear” within our Special Markets family at Schein. To know him was to love him. He def. never met a stranger and his hugs were a bone-crushing joy! I will miss his pep-talks and his “just-checking-in emails.” The fact that his spirit will carry on in a new lil being warms my heart. He will be missed greatly. Love ya dude…

  28. candleSo very sorry to hear of this tragic loss. I have only happy memories from growing up with Dave. My deepest condolences to his family and friends.

  29. candleI don’t ever recall a time Dave didn’t have a smile on his face. He was one of those people who always made you feel better regardless of your mood. When we were no longer coworkers, he called to check on me to make sure I was okay professionally. Quite simply, he cared. I spoke to a mutual customer yesterday who said they’d never met Dave in person yet they had grown to respect and admire him over the past several months simply because he was so caring. Dave always seemed to live that credo – “In a world where you can be anything, be kind.” He was a big man with an even bigger heart. Sadly, his passing, has left a hole in our collective hearts, however I will always choose to be grateful for the memories and thankful my life was touched with his presence. To Hal, Karen, Jackie, and his family – we are deeply saddened and share in your loss. We wish you peace, comfort, and love knowing your son & husband touched so many lives and was loved by all those whose lives he touched.

  30. Cousin Dave….I’ve been flipping through old photos, reminiscing about adolescent shenanigans and happier times. We could always count on you to brighten up the day and make people laugh even when we were little. You had a heart of gold and made a lasting impression on anyone and everyone that had the pleasure of meeting you.
    Your memory is a blessing and your absence forever felt. I love you and miss you so much!!

  31. Dave, you are loved by so, so many. I feel extremely lucky to have experienced the love and happiness you brought into our family. As many others have said, this world is certainly less bright without you. Thank you for sharing your selfless, kind heart with all of us. You are deeply missed. We love you, Dave. ❤️

  32. Dave, you were an amazing man with a big heart. You had an infectious personality and comforting presence. You always made me feel welcomed and like part of the family. I hope you know how much you were loved and how much you will be missed.

  33. Although I never had the pleasure of getting to know Dave, I have heard numerous examples of his kindness and generosity towards my sister and her family (his neighbors).
    My sincere and heartfelt sympathies to his friends and family

  34. Dave you were an extraordinarily special person who touched many lives. I was so lucky to have had the pleasure of knowing you. I will never forget your smile and your hugs.

    “A life that touches others goes on forever.” – unknown

  35. Ever since I was a child, I would get excited when I found out I was going to spend time with cousin Dave. We lived on opposite sides of the country, but I still always felt so close to him. I have nothing but wonderful memories of Dave and it truly breaks my heart he is no longer with us. Dave was a beautiful soul and his positivity rubbed off on anyone he was around. He was always happy, caring, and loving. I will always love him, I will always miss him, and he will be in my heart forever.

  36. My cousin, my brother and my friend. Our mothers are twins, we have shared the same birthday since I was born and you have always been a big brother to me. I am forever proud of the man you became and that I was lucky enough to call you family.

    תמיד התגעגע ולעולם לא נשכח. אח בלב שלי
    “Always missed and never forgotten. Brother in my heart”

  37. Dave – it is so hard for me to believe that you have really left us! You were so very special to so many people! You are loved and will never be forgotten because what we love deeply becomes part of us.

  38. candleIll always remember the smiles and jokes you would bring to gatherings. The world lost yet another bright flame. You will be missed RIP David.

  39. You were glue to the family. We well miss so much every day. We only hope that u will be Proud of us. We will Continue Living in your honour.

  40. candleMy heartfelt sympathy goes out to the Muller Family. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

  41. candleGrowing up watching weird science in the basement and those crazy ferrets always running around the house… I will never forget such wonderful times.

  42. I adored this guy the day I met him at our Woodbury Schein center. He was such a gentleman at all times. Always had a smile on his face I never heard him says a negative comment about any other person. I have no real words for this except Dave will live on in our hearts forever!

  43. It was an honor and pleasure to know Dave. So impressively respectful, polite, kind and friendly – obviously due to Karen and Hal’s wonderful upbringing. Very admirable. In my prayers…………. Rest in Peace.

  44. candleI always knew you touched the hearts of so many but seeing people pour out their love for you is incredible. I hope you feel it. Knowing you made us all better, you were everyone’s cheerleader. I will miss my friend… love you Brother!

  45. Dave was a great guy. I have fond memories from elementary school when we were close and he was always smiling every time we would randomly run into each other. My heart goes out to your family. The world was certainly a happier place with you in it.

  46. candleI must have erased my entry a ton of times because there are no right words to say goodbye. I miss you so much. I haven’t stopped thinking about you and your family. All my memories make me smile then cry. You are one of a kind and our friendship is one I will forever hold dear. I know you’re watching over everyone. Xoxo JZ

  47. candleThank you for being one of the most kind and welcoming people I’ve ever known, Dave. You’ll always be remembered. My family’s thoughts and prayers are with the Muller family.

  48. Dave,
    I am so grateful for the friendship we had.
    You were bigger than life and will always be remembered.
    So long my friend!

  49. candleRIP old friend. It’s been a long time but I’ll remember you as a sincere, kind, loving person who will be missed by many.
    Thoughts and prayers to your family.

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