Dave died of cancer in Hillsborough, N.J., on Nov. 15, 2002. With other stalwart members of '42, including Class Pres. Rusty Husted, he came to Princeton from Newark Academy. He majored in English, was a member of Cannon Club, and roomed in his junior year with Hugh Eubank and Alan Cameron. He served his country during WWII in the Radar Unit of the Army Signal Corps, where he rose to captain. After the war he married Melva Elizabeth "Bette" Ruprecht in 1946.
Dave started his business career as a salesman with O. F. Ruprecht Inc., a floor coverings manufacturer in Newark, and advanced to president. After this business was sold, he joined and managed Nordevco Inc., an educational products firm in Plainfield that his son had bought.
To Bette; his four children, William, Nancy, Robert and David; his four granddaughters; his sister, Peggy Vreeland; and Jim Walsh '43, his close friend for 68 years, the class extends its sincerest condolences.
The Class of 1942