I worked with Dave at Nassiff's in Willimantic for 13 years. He is easily one of the most interesting people I've ever met. He had stories that would leave you mesmerized. He seldom spoke of his years of service, though he was very proud of it. As a young punk fresh out of college, I learned a lot from him. He was honest, forthright, and always himself. He spoke his mind, and you always knew where you stood. I'm very proud to have known Dave, and am the better for it. My sincere condolences to Peg and the rest of the Bell clan.