Dave is remembered for his welcoming smile and ever-gracious and charming demeanor.
A Princeton son of the Class of 1930, Dave came to us from Episcopal Academy, where he was active in football, squash, and tennis. He majored in sociology, was in the Army ROTC, and was a member of Cottage Club.
Following two years in Germany as an artillery officer, Dave earned an MBA at the University of Virginia and then embarked on a life of sales and marketing in increasingly senior and challenging positions: initially with Procter & Gamble, then with classmate Ted Furlong’s paper company, and finally in the chocolate and syrup industry where he headed classmate Jay Rhoads’ company in the Philadelphia area.
Dave stayed active in outdoor activities with summers in the White Mountains and tennis and squash at Merion Cricket in Haverford, Pa., of which he was president. He held leadership roles in numerous community organizations including the Episcopal Academy alumni board and Camp Tecumseh in Moultonborough, N.H.
Dave is survived by his wife of 56 years, Sandy; daughters Anita and Dana; son David Jr.; and five grandchildren. We have sent condolences to the family.