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David Allen Spilo David Allen Spilo passed away peacefully in his home on Thursday, August 15th 2013. He was born on August 21st, 1963 in West Lafayette, Indiana to Richard and Joyce (Briggs) Spilo. He was the youngest of three children and only son. He lived in Indiana, New York, and Iowa, before they saw the light and moved to Austin, Texas, when he was a teenager. David graduated from Anderson High School and then went on to earn both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University. He specialized in digital design and computer architecture. He was the loudest and proudest member of the Fightin' Texas Aggie class of 1985, Whoop! David worked in the semiconductor field as a circuit layout design engineer. He worked for Lockheed, AMD, Applied Research Labs, LS2, Motorola, and Freescale. He contributed to 10 patents and was part of the team that developed the AMD microprocessor. David fell in love while at A&M with Hilary Albert and they were married in July 1990. They celebrated their 23rd anniversary this year. David was a family man who loved being a son, brother, and husband, but he especially loved being a father to his two children, Walter and Chandler. They were the joy of his life. He enjoyed watching his kids play their favorite sports; hockey for Walter and soccer and basketball for Chandler. He also loved being an uncle and teasing and supporting his many nieces and nephews. David was knowledgeable in many areas and was the person you could call and ask how things worked. He was a true engineer. He loved to talk and to share what he had learned and he never stopped learning. His hobbies included cars, camping, and playing bridge. He loved to travel, especially to National Parks. He enjoyed all sorts of card and board games and having projects and making things - sports blankets, shelves, cooking food, as well as home improvement projects. We will miss his ability to fix things. He will be remembered for his love and care for others. He was the kind of man who would take the time to stop and help others. He took great care of his Mom after his Dad passed away. He was also very close to his father sharing his love of electrical engineering, playing bridge and traveling. He valued people above things. David loved the Lord and his family looks forward to being reunited with him in heaven. David was preceded in death by his father, Richard Spilo. He will be dearly missed by his loving wife Hilary, his son Walter and daughter Chandler. He is also survived by his mother, Joyce; sister Linda Tarby, her husband John; sister Sonia Chase, her husband Joseph and their two children Becky and Eric; sister-in-law Sheryl Standiford, her husband Blaine and their four children Logan, Jacob, Linzi, and Grace; and sister-in-law Barbara Utley, her husband Wesley and their two children Payne and Adaline; his mother in law and father in law William and Francis Albert. Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from six o'clock until eight o'clock in the evening, on Monday the 19th of August 2013, at Cook-Walden Funeral Home, 6100 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas. A memorial service will be conducted at two o'clock in the afternoon on Tuesday, the 20th of August 2013, at Triumphant Love Lutheran Church, 9508 Great Hills Trail, Austin, Texas 78759. Donations can be made in his name either to the TLLC Endowment fund at the above address or to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund at http://jdrf.org/ to support diabetes research. Condolences may be sent to www.cookwaldenfuneralhome.com.


Published in Austin American-Statesman on Aug. 18, 2013
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