He entered Princeton with the Class of 1976 but graduated in 1975 with a degree in chemical engineering, starting at Harvard Business School that fall. He considered his three years at Princeton some of the happiest times of his life, when he rowed lightweight crew and made many lifelong friends. He remained active with the PAA of Fairfield County, Conn., and in 2010 received the University’s Horton Award for his work on behalf of Annual Giving.
Following his retirement from Olin Corp. as vice president of planning and development, he worked for Sealed Air Corp. as executive director of mergers and acquisitions, for Elevance Renewable Sciences, and as an independent management consultant and board member of various firms.
David had a shining intellect and a kind and gentle nature. He was accomplished and knowledgeable, with a stellar sense of humor and a quiet wit. He held himself to the highest ideals and approached his last days with extraordinary grace, equanimity, and fortitude. He was composed, resolute, and philosophical throughout his illness and his life.
David’s many Princeton friends share this loss with his wife of 40 years, Marianne; and his children, Matt ’05 and Elizabeth ’08.