He came to Princeton from Shorewood High School in Shorewood, Wis., where he was active in dramatics and student government. At Princeton he was a member of Court Club and the Outing Club. He majored in electrical engineering and roomed with Gerald Rouse.
After graduation David earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D., both in physics, from the University of Illinois. He worked in physics research and development at several locations including Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Then he worked at Mead Corp. in high-speed inkjet printing equipment. Kodak took over that division, and he retired from Kodak in 1991.
David spent much of his time in fishing, camping, and Scouting activities, but he was also interested in finance and investments, earning an MBA from Rochester Institute of Technology.
David is survived by his wife, Georgene; his son, Eric; his daughter, Lisa; grandsons Trevor and Lachlan; and his brother, Justin. The class extends its deepest sympathy to them all.