David died April 9, 2021, in Berlin, Germany. 

A New Jersey native, David entered with the Class of  ’77 and graduated with the Class of  ’78, but maintained his status with ’77. Summer internships cemented the course of his life: a summer in a German bank and one with the Department of the Interior, from which he retired to live in Berlin, where he died of a heart attack. 

A German major, David played the viola in the University Orchestra and was active in what was then the Gay Alliance of Princeton. At Interior, he served first at the Bureau of Mines, then at the Office of Land Management. He held public relations and editorial responsibilities.

Throughout his Washington career David played the viola professionally with the Fairfax Symphony, the National Gallery Orchestra, the Washington National and Baltimore operas, and at many Kennedy Center events. 

David is survived by his sister, Linda.

Undergraduate Class of 1977