David K. Blackhurst, 63, of Derry, NH, passed away peacefully March 15, 2023, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on March 31,1959 in Lynn, MA, to David and May (Gourley) Blackhurst. David lived in Saugus, MA for 30 years before moving to Derry.
David received his bachelor’s degree from Bates College in Maine. He worked for over 32 years at Hewlett Packard, as a project manager. David loved nature. He was an avid reader, enjoyed bird watching, white water rafting and hiking with his wife Natalie of 31 years. David took a solo trek across Australia to take in the beauty of nature. He was a phenomenal cook. David will be remembered as a gentle soul.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Natalie Hall, his stepdaughter, Sandra Roy, and her wife Michelle, two sisters, Alison Kivikoski, husband Bob, Lindsay Germanos, and husband George; three nieces, Kendra, Jill, Isabella; and three nephews, Aaron, Alex and Charlie.
Following cremation, a private celebration of life will be held at the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 15 Birch Street, Derry. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, MA/NH Chapter 309 Waverley Oaks Road Waltham, MA 02452 https://www.alz.org/ or plant a tree in David's memory.