Mr. David D. Sigman April 4, 1942 - |
August 8, 2013
David Sigman, adored and cherished husband, father and grandfather, passed away during the afternoon of Thursday, the 8th of August 2013 in Georgetown, Texas.
David was born in Chicago, Illinois and graduated from the University of Illinois in 1964 with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy. David received his Juris Doctorate with high honors from DePaul University in Chicago in 1968.
David was a respected lawyer who began his career with the Federal Trade Commission in Washington D.C. He joined Exxon three years later in Dallas, Texas. Starting in 1973 and for the next 31 years, David was a lawyer in the Houston offices for Exxon and later ExxonMobil. In 2000, David was named Chief Attorney-Environmental Affairs. Until his retirement in 2004, he was a senior legal advisor for environmental matters which included extensive policy guidance and legislative lobbying in both Texas and Washington D.C.
David was a dedicated husband, father, friend and community leader and will be missed by many. Among his numerous contributions, David recently served as an Advisory Board member at the Environmental Science Institute at the University of Texas in Austin. He was vice-president of the Cimarron Hills Home Owners Association and was deeply engaged in supporting changes to local and state water management issues. He was the Mustang District Chairman for the Boy Scouts of America-Sam Houston Council from 2007-2009.
David was an impassioned proponent of cost-effective legal and policy decisions. In his distinguished career with Exxon, David had numerous outside special assignments, which included being selected during the 1982-1990 period as a participant in several policy and issue resolution conferences at the Keystone Center in Keystone, Colorado. From 1982-1984 he was a Board Member with the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis. From 1994-2002, he served as a Board Member for the Mickey Leland National Urban Air Toxics Research Center based in Houston. From 1996-2000, David was a sponsor and participant in the National Academy of Science-Science and Law Project. He acted as Chairman of the Houston Regional Air Quality Plan-Business Coalition for Clean Air Appeal Group from 2002-2004.
David was continually guided by and practiced his values of honesty, loyalty, respect, faith in God, devotion to family, dedication to work and the duty to give back to the community. Greater than the successes of his career, are these values, as well as the love and unfailing support he passed on to those who were close to him.
In his free time, David loved to play golf, read and discuss current events and sports. David was a passionate athlete his entire life and that included playing football on the team that won the Rose Bowl for the University of Illinois in 1964.
David Sigman was preceded in death by his parents Harry and Anne Sigman and his younger brother, Murry Sigman.
He is survived by his wife of 26 years Sandra Perry Sigman and his children, Ryan Sigman, Dede Sigman Johnson and her husband, Darin, and Jennifer Sigman and Lisa Sigman and granddaughter Addyson Lynn Johnson and his younger brother Lloyd Sigman.
David's family wishes to acknowledge and express their unbounded appreciation for the care and concerns of friends and family during this difficult time.
A Celebration of David's life will be led by Rabbi Roy Walter at 11 a.m., Wednesday, August 21 at Temple Emanu El located at 1500 Sunset Blvd, Houston, Texas 77005.
In lieu of customary remembrances, and for those desiring, the family suggests with gratitude that memorial contributions in David's name be directed to The Sam Houston Council of the Boy Scouts of America-Troop 642, 11612 Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas 77024.
Obituary and memorial guestbook available online at www.wcfish.com
Arrangements by Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 1200 S. Bagdad Rd, Leander, TX 78641 - (512) 260-8800
Published in Houston Chronicle on Aug. 18, 2013