I had just spent an hour and a half with Dave on Monday, three days
--hard to fathom-- before his passing. He was his usal warm,
welcoming, and funny self --always ready to call things by their
names, while managing to show great care. And of course, he was very
excited about the show at Radio City Music Hall that night, featuring
some members of the Grateful Dead.
The NY Chapter of ARSC was Dave's idea. He was more than involved with
it, helping secure everything from locations to projectors, and
recording every chapter meeting.
I can also say that Dave was one of the most generous people I have known.
My last image of him seems fitting. It was a rainy day, and he was
standing on the majestic steps of the 92nd Street Y, lighting a
cigarrette under his black cowboy hat. He waved goodbye, a cigarrette
in his hand, looking very much like a New York fixture. Alas.
We will miss you Dave. And thank you.
On Sun, Feb 28, 2010 at 1:52 AM, Marie O'Connell <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On facebook, you need to be an accepted friend to be on a persons list. Joy
> has posted a truly lovely and loving statement as posted by someone
> earlier. Messages continue to pour in to his facebook page, he was well
> loved and very much missed by many.
> On Sun, Feb 28, 2010 at 3:34 PM, Andy Lanset <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Sorry for the delay - I had a family obligation. Here's the link I got for
>> Dave's Facebook page:
>> Steve Siegel says: "Dave had 1,465 friends on Facebook, but you're not on
>> the list. I don't know if you'll be able to access his page. It's been
>> flooded with memories and sympathy notes."
>> Since I'm not a Facebook member, I can't access it and I think as Steve
>> says, you may have to be on Dave's access list to begin with.
>> Andy Lanset
>> On Sat, Feb 27, 2010 at 7:54 PM, Doug Pomeroy <[log in to unmask]>
>> > Dave had a warm, accepting personality, and I felt especially
>> > close to him when I learned of his great love of music. The
>> > Grateful Dead were, after all, a jazz band!
>> > And I loved his sense of humor.
>> > I also learned he was a very sharp engineer, and was
>> > always outspoken about matters which concern those
>> > of us who are working in the trenches. A mensch.
>> > This is a truly terrible loss.
>> > Doug Pomeroy
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