Dave died July 1, 2021, in Oklahoma City. He had been in declining health for several years. He was 70.

Dave was a native of Western Springs, Ill., and followed his late father, Aaron L. Mercer Jr. ’41, to Princeton. He was a member of the Glee Club and sang with the Tigertones. 

In 1975 he earned a master’s degree in public administration from Indiana University and the following year moved to Oklahoma City, where he began a 30-year career as a stockbroker and branch manager and became a certified financial planner. He was active in civic affairs and charitable organizations, serving on the boards of the American Red Cross, Prevent Blindness Oklahoma, Oklahoma City All Sports Association, OKC Beautiful, and Youth Leadership Exchange. He was also a member of Class XX of Leadership Oklahoma City. 

 Dave is survived by his, wife Helen; brothers Aaron h’41 and his wife Renee, and Fred; and numerous nieces and nephews and his beloved guide dog, Treva. Donations can be made to Foundation Fighting Blindness (Columbia, Md.) or Guide Dogs for the Blind (San Raphael, Calif.). The class sends its condolences to his family. 

Undergraduate Class of 1972