David Allen Rich, 65, of East Hampton, beloved husband of Betsy (Stickler) Rich died Friday May 18th at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in New London. Born May 31, 1952 in Middletown he was the son of the late Buford and Hannah (Bailey) Rich. David grew up in East Hampton and worked as a sheetrocker and painter for many years. David proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. David was a member of the American Legion Post in Marlborough and the VFW Post in East Hampton. He enjoyed fishing and being outdoors. Besides his wife Betsy he is survived by his cousin Wayne Rich of PA, brothers-in-law Rexford Johnston, David, Robert and Stephen Stickler and his good friend Kerry Schunk. Friends may call at the Spencer Funeral Home 112 Main St. East Hampton on Wednesday May 30th from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM. A memorial service will be held at 7:00PM with the Rev. MaryAnne Osbourn officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the East Hampton Food Bank 22 East High St. East Hampton, CT 06424. To leave online condolences please visit www.spencerfuneralhomeinc.com.