David John Creighton of Falmouth, a retired coach and teacher and accomplished athlete who once played baseball for the Commodores, has died. Mr. Creighton, 70, died unexpectedly on February 1.

He was the husband of Elaine K. Creighton, to whom he was married for 48 years.

A member of the Lawrence High School Class of 1969, during high school he excelled at football, basketball and baseball. In 2002 Mr. Creighton was inducted into the Falmouth Athletic Hall of Fame after it was formed nearly three decades after his graduation.

He furthered his education at American International College, where he also played football and baseball. During the summer while a college student, Mr. Creighton played for the Falmouth Commodores under William Livesay, who was named manager in 1965 and remained through the 1972 season.

Following his graduation from college in 1973, Mr. Creighton went on to have a long career in education. He began as a teacher and coach at Cathedral High School, with the majority of his tenure spent at Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School. He interacted with hundreds of athletes during his coaching career.

He was a member of St. Patrick's Church in Falmouth.

In addition to his wife he leaves his son Kevin Creighton, and his fiancée, Angela Smith, of Boynton Beach, Florida; two grandsons, Ty Creighton and Conor Creighton; and two sisters, Christine A. Huber and Nancy J. Lott.

He was preceded in death by his son Shaun Creighton; and by his parents, Anna K. (Lyons) Creighton and George H. Creighton.

A funeral Mass will be said on Friday, February 5, at 10 AM at St. Patrick’s Church, 511 Main Street in Falmouth.

A private burial at St. Joseph’s Cemetery will be at a later date.

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