He prepared at Keith School in Indiana, Pa., and the Lawrenceville School. At Princeton he majored in the Woodrow Wilson School and wrote his senior thesis on Hawaii statehood, which was still being debated at the time and was granted only in 1959. He was a member of Quadrangle Club and participated in 150-pound crew.
After serving as a first lieutenant in the Army from 1954 to 1956, he earned a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Dave practiced law in Indiana from 1960 until his retirement in 2015, and he served as a director, legal counsel, and corporate secretary of First Commonwealth Financial Corp. from its formation in 1982 until 2011.
An avid golfer, Dave could be found walking 18 holes at Indiana Country Club well into his 80s. He is remembered for his wisdom, selfless generosity, and steadfast love.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Kathleen; eight children; and 12 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister, Elizabeth C. Tomb; and an infant grandson.