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David Shannon Morse Dave was born April 15, 1943 in Lexington, MA and passed away on November 2nd, surrounded by his family. He is grieved by his loving wife of 42 years, Lorraine; son Mark and wife Lisa; son Chris and wife Jana; grandchildren Delaney, Julia, Kate and Caroline. Also survived by his mother Barbara Shannon; sisters, Nancy Bean and Susie Rediske. His father Arthur Arnold preceded him in death Dave graduated from Tufts Univ. and The Tuck School of Business. He spent 12 years in Minnesota before moving to Silicon Valley in 1982. Co-founding Amiga Computer followed by 3DO, Crystal Dynamics and various other ventures were a passion of his. Dave enjoyed spending time with his family and sharing with others his interest in historic racecars and boating. Lake Tahoe was a special love of his. A memorial mass will be held at St. Christopher Church, 2278 Booksin Ave, San Jose, Friday, Nov 9 at 11:00 am. Donations in Dave's memory may be made to UCSF Foundation, Liver Transplant Family Fund PO Box 45339 SF, CA 94145. Arrangements by Byrgan Cremation & Burial, Los Gatos.

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Published in San Jose Mercury News on Nov. 7, 2007.
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November 1, 2020
my god......
November 19, 2007
Guru Meditation...
Simone Boscarato
November 17, 2007
To watch our families grow and experience life, during all of the wonderful years in Lake Tahoe is a fantastic memory that we will always have. You and Dave offer so many inspirations. We just never knew what he was up to next. (And to think... we knew nothing of the Amiga!!) :) You are in our hearts and prayers. We will always have Dave looking over us and the beautiful Tahoe sunsets. Your blessed to have such a loving and wonderful family.
We love you!
Love, Carol, Doug and Forrest
The Juarez'
November 14, 2007
I'm always sad when somebody from Amiga crew dies. Amiga is still the greatest thing in my life and will be forever in my heart. Thank you for Amiga. My condolences to the family. Marek, Czech Republic.
Marek Klobaska
November 13, 2007
To Mrs. Morse and family, my sincerest condolences for your loss. Hopefully you can take some comfort from the fact that David has touched the lives of so many people in a very positive way. Certainly in my case the immensely enjoyable diversion provided by the Amiga helped to get me through the rigors of medical school. Thank you David !
Sanjay Kapur
November 13, 2007
My condolences to all your family. Thank Mr Morse for the AMIGA it was biggest step in computer world. We will remember you as a pioneered.
Thanassis Varamogiannis
November 12, 2007
Dave assembled one of the best technical teams the computer world has ever seen. They developed an incredible computer that provided me with my livelihood for almost a decade. Those were the best years of my life. Thanks for that, Dave. My sincerest condolences to your family and friends.
Mark R. Brown
November 12, 2007
RIP Dave, thank you for the Amiga. The world is a sadder place for your passing.
November 12, 2007
What to say, you have brought to this world gratest idea ever, and made your dream come true... I owned amiga for many years and it gave me and others wonderful experiance and fun!
Rest in peace
Eduard Simunovic
November 12, 2007
My sincerest sympathies to Dave's family, and thanks to both Dave and his family. Dedication, vision, and passion were the gifts bestowed upon us all. Although the Amiga is closest in my heart, the world as a whole has benefited from their sacrifices both past and present. Dave helped to bring a human quality to the cold world of technology and the dreams of what could be. He will always be remembered as a pioneer.
Alan Rateliff, II
November 11, 2007
Thanks to have make dream us. That you can rest for always in peace.
Raros / BFTI
November 11, 2007
Thank you so much Dave, Your Amiga meant so much to me and so many others during our growing years. It´s because of you, and other pioneers like yourself that I still have my love of computers and technology now. I still own an Amiga 1200, and a CD32! great stuff!

Rest In Peace
November 11, 2007
everything connected with the amiga world was and still is something of a devine inspiration for me so have a nice ,fantastic long voyage David and i`m pretty sure we amigans all gonna meet and get to know each other one day up there!!keep the AMIGA fate my brother!!!
Georgioinfinitum Hai
November 11, 2007
Thank's, form my old day's!!!!
Maurizio Giannelli
November 11, 2007
Thank you, by creating the Amiga you gifted me with a world of fun in my difficult growing years. Rest in peace.
Francesco Lanza
November 11, 2007
The Amiga was over a decade ahead of its time, and there is you to thank for it. David Morse & Jay Miner, rest in peace. The IT world owes you forever.
R Orthuber
November 11, 2007
My dearest sympathies to the Morse family.
Dave...Thanks for the beautiful memories I have of my Amiga 500. Even PC's nowadays are still trying to emulate the graphics smoothness and multitasking of this exceptional product you bore to the world.
Adios Amiga's
Michael Cairns
November 11, 2007
condolences to all who will miss him. He's been an inspiration for me and my family.
November 10, 2007
Thanks a lot Dave; it was using an Amiga that my love for computers began. My deepest condolences to the family.
Stefano Colasanti
November 10, 2007
My condolences to all your family. Thank you for wonderful gift you have given to this world. You have special place in my heart. I will never forget you. Thanks a million times.
Amiga Forever!!!
Emil Simunovic
November 10, 2007
Muchas Gracias por todo lo que nos haz dejado. Que descanses en paz y que Dios que recoja con sus brasos misericordiosos.
Javier O. Augusto
November 10, 2007
Il send you all my sincere condolences.
Let me thank Dave Morse (and Jay and all the Amiga team) to have given me and my daughter so much joy using a computer.
Now I use UAE and Linux but I won't forget.
Roland Gruss
November 10, 2007
Words can't begin to describe how very much Dave and his wonderful, wonderful projects had an impact on me over the years. I was (and still am!) the proud owner of an Amiga computer, and I spent many countless hours sitting enraptured in front of the monitor, programming and playing on that amazing, far-ahead of its time, computer. Thank you, Dave, for all that you accomplished. My heart goes out to your family. No words can ever truly help when a loved one passes away, but it may be of some solace to know how very much Dave has held a special place in many people's hearts all these years.
David M
November 10, 2007
So many years later I still remember my amazement at what the Amiga could do. It was truly an inspiration when other computers were boring and dull
. You will be remembered.
Aaron Thomas
November 10, 2007
time to rest I guess - thanks for enlightening me with the Amiga that there was more... much more...

where ever you are now, take care man

Tom UK
Tom Fonteyne
November 10, 2007
Grazie per averci fatto vivere il futuro.
Roberto Luttino
November 10, 2007
It is amazing how people that you have never met can influence your life so much.
To David (and Jay) ... your vision is still shaping the future !
To the family - thank you for making such a difference.
Lance Edusei
November 10, 2007
First, my best wishes to Dave's family. I never met Dave, but have heard and read many great things about him. I am one of the thousands who are privileged to have experienced what Dave helped create, the Amiga computer. Thank you, it has changed my life. David Morris aka AmigaDave
David Morris
November 10, 2007
First of all, my condolances to David his family. Thanks for giving us, the Amiga community, the Amiga. I am sure we will remember you and Jay as the actual fathers of this magnificant piece of technology. We will never forget.
Roel Morales
November 10, 2007
Thanks for all Dave and now program the universe
Claudio Michelizza
November 9, 2007
"To live in the hearts we leave behind, is to never die"

My sincere condolences to all that knew, worked with, and all that love Dave.

I regard the Amiga computer a part of me. The story, the vision and the passion behind this machine will never fade.

Thanks to Dave for helping to make dreams come true and helping the Amiga become such a positive and influential part of so many peoples lives.
Stephen Umney
November 9, 2007
Take it easy Dave...

You'll be greatly missed, by rest easy in the thought that you led a great life and have many family and friends who'll keep your memory alive.

Seeya on the other side!
November 9, 2007
Thnk you Dave for the dream you gave us together with Jay.

You'll be forever a great!
leonardo corato
November 9, 2007
Sincere condolences to all of you.

I can't express, how much your and Jay's work influenced my youth and life and how great is the loss... Thank's for all and may you find peace, you will stay in memory.

My toughts and and prayers are with you and your family.
Martin Boecker
November 9, 2007
Thank you Dave, for all you have given us and the Amiga community.

My sincere and deepest condolences to his family and friends.

You will surely be missed.
November 9, 2007
Thank you for giving us so much with the Amiga computer family.
I'll miss you.
Fabio Rotondo
November 9, 2007
Who has allowed the birth of a project
Amiga as exciting,
That project has enabled millions of generations
To approach the world of home computing

The vision of a man, in my every thought

Itbusiness Mario Russo, Italy
Mario Russo
November 9, 2007
Only three words; thank you Dave.

My condolences to his family.
Alessandro Gerelli
November 8, 2007
May you find peace in the heavens above Dave, and your family on the grounds below.

Thank you so much for one of your most fantastic visions and dreams, that has been with us for so long and will continue to be, reminding us of the brilliance, genius, passion, fun and excitement and all the good things in technology: the AMIGA computer!

Amiga Forever!
Thanks Dave!
Adonis Proios
November 8, 2007
Thanks of you my childhood and youth
were the most interesting and exciting moments in my life. Thank you for Amiga.
Piotr Potera
November 8, 2007
My condoleances to all of you, his family.
Thank you for Amiga comuters. For you and Jay..
Marian "MaaG^dA" Guc
November 8, 2007
Thank You for everything you have done. Thank You for all your hard work. Jeg kondolerer. Rest In Peace. Vojens Denmark.
Rene Jepsen
November 8, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Bruce and Stephanie Anderson
November 8, 2007
My condoleances to all of you, his family.
Thanks to Dave we have Amiga computers that still take a prominent spot in my and many other peoples lives.

Rest in Peace Dave. Thanks for everything.
Frans van Egmond
November 8, 2007
Mark, Lisa & Girls,Both Rocci & I are sadden to hear of your loss. Our prayers & thoughts are with you & your family.
Rocci & Jean
Jean Enfantino
November 7, 2007
Dearest Dave,

What a wonderful gift you have given to this world. Your wonderful wife, Lorraine, strong and smart sons, Mark and Chris, incredibly loving and kind daughter-in-laws, Lisa and Jana, and four beautiful granddaughters! To leave such an amazing legacy is a great accomplishment. May you find peace and harmony and look down upon your family from that great rotunda in the sky. You will be greatly missed, but we know that you won't miss a thing.

Loving memories...Katie Sheehan
Katie Sheehan
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