He graduated from Newton (Mass.) High School and served in the Army before coming to Princeton. He graduated with honors in civil engineering and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He played junior varsity football and varsity hockey and was a member of Cloister.
After earning an MBA at Stanford Business School, he joined Procter & Gamble, where he worked in a variety of managerial assignments for almost 39 years before retiring in 1991. His last was responsibility for the operations of P&G’s corporate facilities in Cincinnati.
After retirement, Dave and his wife, Martha, whom he married in 1959, stayed in Cincinnati and built a contemporary dwelling in Mount Adams, overlooking the Ohio River just a mile from the city. In retirement Dave continued his involvement with civic and arts boards. He played a key role in changing Cincinnati’s mayoral election process in 1999, the year he received the Citizen Cincinnatus Award.
Though Dave was a lifelong sports participant and fan, particularly enjoying golf and supporting the Bengals, his family always came first.
Dave is survived by his wife, Martha; sons Dana and Jeff; daughter Carolyn; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.