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David Lee Sansom, age 71 of Hilton Head Island, passed away on May 22, 2013. David was born to Benjamin and Emma Sansom on June 5, 1941 and grew up in Butler, PA. David was the oldest of 4 children. His siblings are Sally Kemper, Susan Mort and Chris Sansom. At the age of 18, David joined the U.S. Army and became a member of the 82nd Airborne Division. While in the service, David met and married his wife of 50 years, Anneliese, on August 16, 1962. David and Anna have two children, Sandy and Dave. The family spent many years in Butler, PA before relocating to South Carolina. David spent much of his career at National Underground Storage (NUS), a vital records storage company in Boyers, PA. NUS was located in a 1.7 million square ft underground facility located in a former limestone mine. David was the CEO of NUS for 15 years. In 1998, NUS was purchased by Iron Mountain. After assisting with the transition, David retired and he and Anna moved to Hilton Head, SC. David and Anna's two children live in Charleston, SC. Their son Dave and his wife Nancy have two children, Gabriel (age 9) and Noah (age 6). David enjoyed many years of playing tennis and bike riding on Hilton Head Island. His other hobbies include reading and spoiling his grandchildren. David's brother Chris and his wife Maria still live in Butler, along with his sister Sally Kemper. David's sister Susan lives in Solana Beach, California. The family looks forward to receiving friends at The Island Funeral Home and Crematory on Hilton Head Island this Wednesday morning at 10 AM prior to the service which begins at 11 AM. David will be laid to rest at the Beaufort National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project. www.theislandfuneralhome.com