Deceased December 7, 2018
At age 92, Dave passed away on Dec. 7 after a lengthy illness. He was born in Huntingdon, Pa. (incidentally the same hometown as David Kunz ’49), entered Amherst after high school and became a member of the Deke house.
His education was interrupted by World War II, as was the case for many 1949-ers, and he joined the Marine Corps and served in the Pacific Theatre. When he completed college, he pursued a career in pharmacy, becoming a successful businessman.
He owned three pharmacies and two gift shops and eventually moved to hospital practice at Center Community Hospital in State College, Pa., naturally becoming a loyal Penn State football fan.
Keeping busy, he enjoyed the outdoors and gardening and was an avid golfer. He obtained a private pilot’s license and was the family historian. I have been unable to learn more about his flying but hope someone in the class can provide more information on this.
Dave eventually retired to Charlottesville, Va., for many happy years, and I have noted how many well-educated retirees seek an academic community for those later years. Preceded in death by a brother and a sister, he is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Joy Ann; four children; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and his twin sister.
Gerry Reilly ’49