Dave Lavars was my very closest of friends. He and I graduated from Morningside High School a 100 lifetimes ago, or so it seems. He was regarded well by all of his classmates who considered Dave to be a young man possessed of strength of character, certainly seen as a standup man, notwithstanding our ages during our high school years. He was unquestionably a fine man who stood by his principles. Dave had quite a sense of humor - always seeing the irony in things, a quality of his character expressed and received so well by those who knew and appreciated him for who he was, and as far as I'm concerned, still is and will alway be. Dave's acumen for mechanics was superb. In fact, his abilities in most everything he did demonstrated a confidence of certainty to creatively correct whatever the problem or difficulty may have been. Both he and his brother, Jim were gifted in these attributes.
I love you, Dave, wherever you are. When my time comes to cross over, we'll all meet on the other side and have potato salad together.
Will miss his humor and smile.
Rest in peace super Dave ! We love and miss you .our love to the family
Love the Carrera family
Dave, where do I start? From raising my friend as if he were your own to accepting me into your home when I didn't have one and later, going the extra mile (repeatedly) with my sister's old bug to keep her safe from breakdowns and through it all, you were Susann's patient and loving foil.
Thank you my friend for enriching my life-all our lives-with your relaxed presence, steady stream of comedic observations and mellow attitude.
For the rest of my life, I won't be able to look at Hawaiian shirts, Lazy-boy chairs, ball & chains or Kahlúa without thinking of you friend.
I'm hopeful you and fish dog have already found each other and have gone straight back to the water together.
You are loved and missed my friend!