STANDARDVILLE, Va. - David Daniel Ladd was born in New London, Conn., on June 22, 1959 and passed away on July 11, 2013 at the age of 54. His sister, Ellyn Ladd, and daughter, Alexandra Ladd, were at his side.
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David lived in Ridgefield, Conn., and Harwich, Mass., on Cape Cod. He then moved to Northfield, Mass., in 1972 and graduated from Northfield Mount Hermon in 1977. After graduation, David moved to northern New Hampshire where he met his future wife, Heidi Acker Ladd. They then traveled the country and landed in Carmel, Calif., before moving to Virginia to raise a family.
His latest passion was sailing, which was ignited by his years on the Cape where he became fascinated with the ocean. A most recent goal was to sail on the ocean for a long trip. Other fascinations that he pursued throughout his life were computers and Saab car engines. Basically, David could fix anything! His last employment was at Inova Solutions, a computer company in Charlottesville.
He will be remembered with the fondest of memories by his family and friends. He was free spirited, intelligent, and the most loving father.
He is survived by his mother, Mary-Anne Ladd of Northfield; his siblings: Ellyn and Eric Ladd; his daughters, Gretchen and Alexandra Ladd.
His family would like to thank the Martha Jefferson Oncology Dept. for their dedication and care.
A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.
Friends may send condolences to the family at: www.hillandwood.com.
Published in The Recorder on July 17, 2013