Akwesasne – Mr. David G. Tarbell, 63, Akwasasne, and  Buffalo, NY, passed away Monday, September 2, 2013, in Buffalo.

David was born February 5, 1950, at the family home in Hogansburg, NY, the son of the late Norman J. Sr., and Margaret Herne Tarbell. He attended St. Regis Mohawk and Salmon River schools, graduating from Sodus Central School in 1968.

David worked for Marine Midland bank for 40 years. He was an avid sports enthusiast, and loved to play all sports, especially golf.  He also enjoyed many family functions, playing the trumpet, music and dancing, traveling and visiting Florida and Myrtle Beach.

He is survived by his wife, Christine and two children, Evan D. Tarbell, and Katie M. Tarbell; sisters Marianne and Wayne Bero, and Lisa M. Tarbell; and his brothers Norman Jr., and Elizabeth Tarbell, Carl and Pat Tarbell, Stephen Tarbell, and Arthur and Linda Tarbell; and many nieces and nephews.

David was predeceased by his sister, Donna Catherine Van Every, on September 15, 2006; his nephew, Daniel C. Tarbell, on December 16, 1987; and a great neice, Rikki Lee Oakes, on May 16, 2001.

Friends may call at Kateri Hall beginning 2:00 PM Saturday, until 10:30 Sunday.  A Mass of Christina Burial will be celebrated on Sunday, 11:30 AM,  at the St. Regis Catholic Church, Rev. Jack Downs celebrating. Cremation will follow.

Arrangements are with the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena, NY, where memories and condolences may be shared online at www.donaldsonfh.com.