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December 07, 2016

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August 19, 2011
DAVID AND I GREW UP TOGETHER IN MADISON. ILLINOIS, WE SHARED SEVERAL CLASSES AT M.H.S. R.I.P. DEAR FRIEND.
August 8, 2011
I, also, had the privilege to meet David through our on-line Sherlock Holmes chats and in person at the Dayton, Ohio Sherlock Holmes Symposium, beginning in 1999. I always appreciated David's droll humor and sympathetic ear to others' problems. He was ever the gentleman and scholar. For David, 'twas always 1895. My sympathies to his family.
August 6, 2011
I first "met" David in 1997 on AOL's Sherlock Holmes chat. He and another friend, Paul were the hosts. Soon after that we me Jacquelynn at the chat and we all became friends. Eventually we met in person, first at the Dayton Sherlock Holmes/ACD Symposium and later visiting each others' homes in Baltimore, MD, Royal Oak, MI, Waterford, MI and Madison, IL. We all took turns hosting the Holmes chat for several years.

Our friendship continued over the years through regular online chats twice a week. We would chat about our mutual interest in Holmes as well as our families, our work, our triumphs and sorrows. Although David claimed to be a curmudgeon, he was always a true friend and could be counted on to cheer you up when you were down and share in your joys.

David, my dear friend, I will miss you very much.

Regina
August 6, 2011
I've known David for over 14 years, having met him on AOL in a Sherlock Holmes chat. We became friends along with another Sherlock Holmes fan and the three of us chatted informally twice a week. The three of us met several times in person, meeting at Sherlock Holmes events and visiting each other's homes. David had a great wit, loved really bad puns, and read voraciously. He was a true Anglophile, loving anything from the Victorian Era of England, especially Sherlock Holmes. I found out about his death when he missed several chats and didn't respond to emails inquiring about his absence. I was worried that his health issues had caused problems, looked up his name online, and discovered that he'd passed away. He was a great friend. David, my dear friend, I will miss you terribly.
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