Dave entered Princeton from Waynesboro, Pa., via Mercersburg Academy, where he graduated cum laude, was captain of the cross country team and co-captain of the track teams, and a member of the student council, Latin Club, Irving Society, and Varsity Club.
At Princeton he participated in freshman cross country, the Princeton Engineer magazine, the Bridge Club, and the Intercollegiate Bridge Team. In 1974 the American Contract Bridge League named him a Life Master. He roomed with Bob Serfass in 1903 Hall and wrote his thesis for dean of the school of engineering Howard Menand, graduating in industrial engineering. Dave had a four-year ROTC scholarship and was commissioned upon graduation, and he entered the Marines.
Dave was a platoon commander in the war in Southeast Asia and came home with a Bronze Star for heroism. He finished military service in 1973 as a captain after being an instructor at officer candidate schools in San Diego and Quantico.
In 1974 Dave began a 40-year actuary career, retiring in 2014. He married Maureen Claire Dower in May 1980 and was an active sailor with memberships in the Raritan Yacht Club and later the Great Oak Yacht Club of Chestertown, Md., often participating in the Marion to Bermuda yacht race. His hobbies included classical and jazz music, skiing, running, travel, and faithful attendance at Sunday Catholic Mass.
Dave is survived by his wife of 38 years, Maureen; daughters Cherie and Jennifer; son David; four grandchildren; sister Elaine; and brothers Michael and Kevin. The Class of ’67 is honored by this faithful, decent man.