Dave died March 19, 2023, in Hunters Creek Village, Texas, where he had lived since the ’70s.
Born and raised in Washington, D.C., and the son of Jack Beall 1921, Dave came to us from St. Albans School, where he was an active alumnus all his adult life, including decades as the class secretary. At Princeton, he majored in physics and dined at Charter Club.
After several years in experimental space physics at Johns Hopkins, he changed his career focus to computers, earning a master’s degree in computer science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1972. Moving to Texas, he worked at Synercom and Brown & Root designing technical software applications, including orientation control for a lunar orbiter and graphics database systems for engineering design.
Avocationally he was a man for all seasons — amateur astronomer, oil painter, classical music enthusiast, car collector, sports buff, and much more.
Predeceased in 2022 by his wife of 48 years, Dorothy, Dave is survived by his son, Christopher; daughter-in-law Erin; grandson Oliver; daughter Katherine; and brother Gordon.