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.
Published in San Jose Mercury News on Nov. 7, 2007.