I am Dave's sister, Judy. It is a year ago today that Louise called to tell me that Dave had died in his sleep. I saw him in Phoenix two months earlier and he looked and seemed great.
I have met a few anesthesiologists in Phoenix who knew Dave and spoke highly of him. Dave deserved the accolades.
Dave had a typical first-born personality. He was bright and had leadership tendencies, and yes, sometimes he could be a tad bossy! He also was my confidant at times. We communicated mostly by e-mail, and if a member of my family had a significant health issue, Dave would be one of the first to know, sometimes the only one outside of my household family and the appropriate medical folks.
I admire Dave's time management skills. He would get right onto a project and see it to completion.
Dave, we miss you. In our birth family, it is just Dick and me now. We are doing our best to continue the Paulus traits!
Remembering Louise, Eric, Matthew, and Lizzie.