David J. Chase passed away on the morning of January 13, 2021, at the age of 88. Dave had a 40-year career with Lennox International. At the time of his retirement in 1994, he was the vice president of Government and Public Relations.
Dave was a tireless advocate for the HVACR Industry and promoted the industry’s products and the contractor community at every opportunity. He chaired various committees, including those with ARI/GAMA (AHRI) and worked with local, state, and national political figures to assure they had an understanding of the importance of the Industry and the challenges faced.
He helped launch the high-efficiency gas furnace product segment with the introduction of Lennox’ Pulse gas furnace. Dave was also very proud of the work done to create the Lennox/Quakerdale Annual Golf Tournament in Marshalltown, Iowa. The tournament has been an annual event for 33 years and has raised funds to help disadvantaged children. He always enjoyed returning to play some golf and catch up with old friends
In retirement, he kept tabs on the industry he helped grow and stayed in touch with many friends over the years. Dave leaves behind wife Mary and his four children: David Jr., Douglas, Laurie, and Christopher, who followed his father into the Industry and is currently with Research Products/Aprilaire.
He will be warmly remembered and deeply missed. A private family service and burial is planned in Syracuse, New York.