David A. Lorinovich, 75, of Bluffton passed away on January 23, 2021. He was a loving and dedicated husband to his wife Suzanne for almost 52 years. He was the son of Alec and Blanche Lorinovich. Originally from Vermont, David was a graduate at the prestigious Northeastern University where he received a degree in Mechanical Engineering and was a proud member of the NEZ Fraternity.
David started his career as a Sales Engineer where his leadership and communication skills were recognized early on and he quickly rose through the ranks to Regional Sales Manager, among other consultative roles, for bearing manufacturers including Torrington (Dayton, Ohio), INA Bearing (Spartanburg, SC and Fort Mill, SC) and the Schaeffler Group (Fort Mill, SC).
David and Suzanne retired in 2011 and moved to the coast of South Carolina where he enjoyed his friendships over pickle ball, tennis, and Bible study. In retirement, he renewed his commitment to God and his faith, and lived his best life as a doting, proud grandfather to his four grandchildren and a great friend and mentor to his three children and their spouses.
David will be remembered with the highest admiration, respect and esteem as an amazing father, grandfather, and friend. David is survived by his wife Suzanne; his three children Chris, Jeremy and Caitlin; his daughters-in-law Dana and Gwen; son-in-law Guy; his four grandchildren, Jonathan, Avery, Ashley and Jackson; sister Linda; brother-in-law Bill; nephews Phil, Justin, Brian, Keith, and Marc; nieces Danielle and Kristin, and numerous cousins and close friends akin to family.
Some favorite family memories include the countless, generous vacations to the beach that David hosted, his immense satisfaction at saving a dollar, his existential conversations about life, warm Thanksgiving and Christmas memories, he and Mom dancing in the kitchen, playing Beatles and Eagles songs on his guitar, the magic of the VCR and snapping our fingers to ‘disappear’ on video, the board game Sorry, and his secret food infatuation with the Fluffer Nutter sandwich, Kraft parmesan cheese on spaghetti, and canned Ocean Spray cranberry sauce during the holidays.
A celebration of life and memorial ceremony will be held once Covid-19 vaccinations have been completed by all parties who would like to attend. We love our friends and family and want to keep everyone safe and healthy.
If you would like to honor the memory of David, please offer donations to the Fisher House Foundation, a charity dedicated to providing temporary homes for members of the armed services and their families receiving care in military and veteran’s hospitals or Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America to provide mentorship for youth facing adversity. To honor Dave in the most enduring way is to wear a mask in public at all times, quarantine when needed and get vaccinated.