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David Anthony Harvey

Aug 30, 1956 - Sep 22, 2010

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we are sometimes so engrossed in our own life.. that we fail to see and feel the sunshine and warmth from someones else whose life touches us in ways that we never really know...
Dave was never one to just brush by you.... he always humbly responded to life, and gave all he could..
Even the first time I met him in Oct 1988... til the last time I saw him in 2009.. always the same.... always Dave..
He will and is missed by all...
and yes I just found out... I looked for him...

Dave Harvey was larger than life to many of us two years behind him at NTE. Life is fragile, my thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.

Our loving thoughts to a great man who always earned a smile. He will be missed

Dave- You are in my dreams every night and my thoughts every day. You will never be forgotten. Brother Tommy

I was lucky to have art class with Dave at NTE. I knew he was a really good football player, and he was also this really warm and welcoming person, even though there was a big age difference at the time! It was just such a pleasure to be around Dave. My heart goes out to the Harvey Family,

Hard news to hear of a classmate and friend when we were very young...Ode to all the Harvey's and all those touched by Dave, including me long, long ago :) I imagine your transition is beautiful...and you are very missed.

Our prayers go out to the Harvey family. I worked with Dave at Reed/Cahners. He was a passionate competitor and good guy.

Dave was a gentleman and a straight shooter. I am honored to have known Dave for many years and to have had the opportunity to deal with him both professionally, and -- yes -- on the golf course, where he demonstrated real patience for those far less skilled than he...

I'm very sorry to hear this sad news. I was an associate of Dave's in the publishing business. I had a lot of respect for him. He was one of the good guys.


David's Obituaries

David A. Harvey, age 54, a devout Catholic, father of six, accomplished athlete, successful entrepreneur, and genuine leader, died peacefully in Wilmette, IL on September 22, 2010, surrounded by his loving family.He is survived by his wife, Ann James Harvey, and children Davey, Johnny, Mary, Tommy, Eddie and Sam. He was met in heaven by his beautiful first wife of seventeen years, Katheryn Madden Harvey.He was the son of Regina M. Harvey and the late Thomas J. Harvey of Wilmette; brother of Sara Bader, Tom (Deb), Brian, Jimmy, and Eileen Cullum (Mark); son-in-law of Edward R. and Jeannie James, and Diana Madden and the late John Madden; brother-in-law of Jerry James (Kitty), Warren James (Amy), Catherine King (Edmund), Anne Gummersall (Geoff), John Madden (Holly), Diana Adams (Peter), Bill Madden (Lynne), Nancy Zalesky, and Michael Madden;respected uncle (45) of Patrick (Rebekah), Katie Morgan (Josh), Colleen, and Molly Bader; TJ (Lori Kay), Kevin, Therese and Tim Harvey; JP, Joe and Maggie Harvey;Megan, Kevin, Michael and Grace Cullum;Jack, Mimi and Maggie James;Sarah, Elizabeth and Kyle James;Alexandra, Wilson and Graham King;KayAnne, Ginny, Gwen and Glory Gummersall;Amy, Christa, Melissa, John, Katheryn and Carrie Madden;Laura, Peter, Faith and Michael Adams;Jackie, Demi and Kaylie Madden;Danny, Carla, Juliana and Gina Zalesky; and great uncle of Charlotte Bader.David was born on August 30,1956. Passionate father, faithful son, loyal brother and leader of laughter and lightheartedness among friends. He will be missed but his presence on earth will be preserved through all whom he touched and taught to love and laugh.A graduate of New Trier East High School in 1974 and Wabash University in 1978 David was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. Athletic accolades followed David from high school to Wabash, where he earned an All American award and was inducted in the Wabash College Athletic Hall of Fame. David went on to be publisher of Automation World a part of Summit Media. In later years his golf prowess ensued including memorable father son tournaments, club championships and good times with his best friends and father- in-law. Never lacking in competitive spirit, it is well known David was also a master of the grill, a gifted artist and singer. He would brighten a room like no other.Visitation Sunday September 26, 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Donnellan Family Funeral Home 10045 Skokie Blvd., at Old Orchard Rd., Skokie, IL 60077. Funeral Mass Monday September 27, 10:00 a.m. at Saint Joseph Church, 1747 Lake Avenue, & Ridge Road, Wilmette, IL 60091. Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery Northbrook. A Reception will be held at Indian Hill Club, 1 Indian Hill Road, Winnetka, IL, 1:30pmIn lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the David A. Harvey Memorial Fund for y

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