Dave, a passionate golfer who especially loved to play at the Greenbrier and who liked to travel all over, died April 2, 2022. He had dealt with Alzheimer’s for several years. 

Dave was born Nov. 8, 1933, in Davenport, Iowa. He came to us from the Lawrenceville School. His father, Okey Summers, was a member of the Class of 1923 at Princeton. 

At Princeton Dave majored in economics and joined Ivy Club. After graduation he spent three years in the Army’s Counter Intelligence Corps, then earned an MBA from Wharton. His career was as a manufacturers’ representative, working with major automotive firms.

Former roommate Doug Carpenter said, “Toward the end I talked with him frequently by phone, and he never lost his great sense of humor. As he began losing his memory, he still remembered Princeton and enjoyed talking about the time Albert Einstein visited his math class, sat right next to him, and kept blowing smoke from his pipe in Dave’s face.” 

Dave was predeceased by his wife, Denice. His survivors include sons David Jr., Michael, Paul, and Matthew; daughters Elizabeth Skau and Denice Claridge; and 10 grandchildren.

Undergraduate Class of 1955