Born in Baltimore, Md., he prepared at McDonogh School. At Princeton he majored in biology, earned a letter for wrestling, and belonged to Tiger Inn. After Princeton he studied medicine at the University of Maryland, followed by residencies in internal medicine and cardiology at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. He spent a year in Vietnam as a Navy flight surgeon before marrying Katherine White just two weeks after they met. Then followed two years as a Peace Corps doctor in Brazil, 20 years as a Foreign Service doctor, and practice in clinics in Boston and Palm Springs until retirement at age 81.
David lived life to its fullest. No one experienced more joy and delight from ribald jokes than he did. Tears of happiness streamed down his face as he told them, and he winced with pleasure as those around him gasped and cried out “David!” in shock. He had a brilliant mind for words, puzzles, and language; appreciated beauty in art and literature; and loved to play games (especially for money) like chess, backgammon, poker, and cribbage. He dreamed of retiring on the beach in Brazil, spending the days puffing on a Marlboro while sharing a stiff drink and a laugh with wife and friends.
David is survived by his wife; four children, including Oiver ’95; seven grandchildren; and a brother. We have sent condolences.