November 28, 1960 - July 21, 2020
NEW PALESTINE – David Emery Book, age 59, of New Palestine, passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. He was born in Greenfield on November 28, 1960 to Edward and Elizabeth “Betty” (Scalf) Book. He graduated from Greenfield Central High School. David married Kathryn Elizabeth (Fisher) on June 27, 1987 at Bullman’s Pond. He was a true leader. He was New Palestine’s Town Manager and Wastewater Superintendent for 37 years. He along with the past town council, helped bring in new subdivisions and commerce. You can drive down Main Street thru town and see some of the fruits of his labor. The lanterns down Main Street; the Town Clock and Town Hall; Woodland Terrace; the new Wellness Center; Get Go Convenience Store are among a few of his most valuable endeavors. He loved life, family, and friends. He enjoyed going to NASCAR events with friends and hunting with his son. He loved hearing his grandkids run in and yell Papaw Papaw, then big hugs followed. David is survived by his wife, Kathryn Book of New Palestine; children, James (Trisha) Ault, Bradley (Tonii) Pyle, and Sarah Book all of New Palestine; grandchildren, Jacob Ault of Fishers, Bruce Donner of New Palestine, Lilliianna and Jilliian Pyle both of New Palestine, and Nate, Emma, and Ellie Armstrong all of New Palestine; sister, Leanne (Chuck) Dix of Greenfield; brother, Charlie Book of Greenfield; sisters-in-law, Katrina Fisher of Shelbyville and Angela (Robert) Strasser of Shelbyville; brother-in-law, Thomas (Karen) Fisher of Shelbyville; and many nieces, nephews, and a great-niece. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Betty Book; in-laws, Raymond and Lois Fisher; and a grandson, Nick Armstrong. A memorial gathering will be held on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory, 1484 W. US Hwy. 40, Greenfield, IN 46140. As a reminder, masks are required in public indoor spaces as of July 27, 2020. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made by mail to the Book Family Grandchildren’s College Fund, c/o. Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory, 1484 W. US Hwy. 40, Greenfield, IN 46140, by website gf.me/u/yhm5qz. Envelopes will be available at the mortuary. Friends may share a memory or condolence at www.erleweinmortuary.com.
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