He grew up in Bedford, Mass., excelling in all things academic at Bedford High School. He was very proud of having held the French horn first chair in the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra. Although his entire family chose to attend Brown, David ventured south to Princeton, graduating summa cum laude in economics.
An inveterate competitor, David was a member of Princeton’s champion Ivy League duplicate bridge team, an aggressive backgammon player at Colonial Club, and an enthusiastic Frisbee, table tennis, and table hockey player with the likes of Chris Wilson, Steve Nightingale, and Mark Wilcox. He roomed in Campbell and Little halls with high school classmate Rad Moeller and Gary Smedile. David was fond of treating passers-by with open-window French horn solos.
After graduation David returned to Boston to earn an MBA at MIT. He joined IBM, where he rapidly rose to the top enjoying a decades long career. Later, he orchestrated several startups and IPOs. David was active to the end, publishing, in April 2021, For an Easier Life, DoIt the Hard Way.
Married for 45 years to his beloved wife, Cheryl Eastman Dill, David leaves behind their daughters, Stephanie Dill and Andrea Terril; two granddaughters; and his seven siblings. The Class of ’73 offers profound condolences to David’s friends and family.