David was born and raised in Marin County, California. He lived the remainder of his days in beautiful Sonoma County. He is survived by his loving daughter Nicole, his family and friends. David had a zest for life, with his intelligence and quick wit he always made people laugh. He was an avid weight lifter who was known by many as a trainer and mentor. There are many gyms in Santa Rosa and Windsor where his presence will be greatly missed. There was nothing he loved more than watching his daughter play soccer and of course, good food and waterskiing. His favorite place to be was Lake Pillsbury where he was always available to take everyone out on the boat for fun rides and tubing. He had a huge heart and his family will miss him greatly, a father and a friend who was taken too soon. There will be a celebration of his life at Lake Pillsbury for family and friends in the Spring. He is loved and will forever be in our hearts. "Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears."

Published Online in the Press Democrat from Oct. 7 to Oct. 8, 2012