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David Kim Litke ’81

Published in Feb.26, 2003, issue

Dave died from a heart attack on Oct. 29, 2002.

He grew up in Anaheim, Calif. He majored in biology and served as Tower Club social chairman. Dave attended the U. of California at Irvine Medical School, then took over his father's internal medicine practice.

In the summer of 1981, Dave met Tammi, who was visiting from Australia. They were engaged five weeks later. This July, Dave and his beloved Tammi celebrated their 20th anniversary. Dave was a strong, loving and playful father to Sara (15), Jordan (13), and Ethan (10). Despite long hours, he was a constant presence in their lives.

Dave was the kind of doctor everyone thinks no longer exists €” a brilliant diagnostician who took the time to make each patient feel special. Dave was president of the Orange County Medical Assn., and donated his time, energy, and enthusiasm to Princeton and to other professional and community organizations. A world without his wisdom, humor, and compassion will never be the same.

The class extends its deepest condolences to Dave's wife and children; parents Martin '53 and Mildred; sister Ann; and brother Matthew '87.

The Class of 1981

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