- 51 years old
- Date of birth: May 24, 1964
- Place of birth:
Brooklyn, New York, United States
- Date of passing: Jan 12, 2016
- Place of passing:
New York, New York, United States
|Let the memory of David be with us forever|
The charity we are asking people to make donations in Dave's name is the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. Thank you very much.
"It is so hard to believe it has been one year since Dave passed away. Not a day goes by when I don't think of him and miss him. He was that brother from another mother. So many great times together beginning our freshman year at SUNY Albany, thru law school and trips together, Club Med in 1994, New Orleans, where we drank hand grenades and Las Vegas. Seeing him in the hospital about a month before he passed away where he, our mutual friend Howard and I laughed and he reassured us all would be fine. I remember calling him New Years Eve to wish him a Happy and Healthy New Year because no one needed or deserved it more than he did. I consider myself very lucky to know not only his family but Iris's as well and to have been at Keith's Bar Mitzvah and to have had Iris come to my son's 2 months later and to see her have a good time. I could go on for a long time. Rest in peace my friend."
"I cannot believe it's been a full year since Dave's passing. It seems like yesterday. I still recall the last time I spoke to him...Thursday, January 7th when I called him from my office. I could sense in his voice that he was fighting but at the same time wouldn't let on so...you know Dave, always positive. The call was brief and I never figured it would be the last time I would hear his voice. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of him, perhaps some days more than others. Like hearing a Beatles or R.E.M. song on the radio or watching a Cowboys-Redskins game. His passing has left a sense of emptiness in all of us. For me, it's the happy memories of a true lifelong friend (back to Sherman Avenue in Plainview where it all began) that fills the void. I miss you my dear friend."
"Continue to rest in peace brother.. We were blessed by your presence
"I spent 2 years at Nassau Community college with David
We spent many weekends bar hoping around long Island
with Mike Popski and Wayne Lapinsky
I remember him leaving for Albany and his working part time
in a pizza shop. Then life moved us all along life's journey.
I was feeling nostalgic and started trying to find my old friends,
that I shared coming of age with , girl friends party's and great times with.
I am sorry I reached out to late to reconnect with David and Wayne.
goes bye with a blink of an eye.
Rest in Peace my Friend
I have and always will hold you
in my fondest memories
Robert Prendergast Theophilis"
"A true and dear lifelong friend. From little boys to adult men with families, from Creative Day Camp (Little League) to Fantasy Hockey Drafts, from playing hockey and wiffleball in the street to having discussions about sports and music, from arguing about Islanders-Rangers to arguing about Islanders-Rangers, and all the good times in between, it's these memories that will live on forever. Although it saddens me that I cannot call you to talk to or meet you out for a beer, I will cherish the friendship that we had and the good times that we shared. Dave, you are and will be missed. Keep smiling my friend."
"Those of us who had the pleasure and honor to share the same stage as Dave for too short a time loved him. He loved his family, his friends and his job. Lunches are just not the same without his smile, his laugh, his jokes and his intelligence. To this day, we look at eachother and say "Dave would have liked that one." He is truly missed."
"Dave was an all around good guy who always had a smile or kind word for everyone he met.God bless you Dave, it was an honor to have known you. You will be missed."
"“Enjoy life. And be careful what you pray for - remember, you will get it all.” --Pete Townsend. Dave, for most, this quote is cautionary, but you enjoyed life. You made life enjoyable for everyone around you with your mere presence. You had hundreds show up to honor you yesterday. You have a beautiful wife and son. A family that has as big a heart as you did. You prayed for great things. You got all of them. You have accomplished more in 51 short years than you would have ever conceived of. You were too humble. Too generous. Too good. It has only been a couple of days and I miss you terribly. Missing my bro, in and out of work. I can't go anywhere to escape your loss. The building is much emptier. My back is less watched. You brought me over to the panel. You mentored me. You accepted me as your equal. Your confidant. Your technical support representative. I could never say no to helping you because you would never turn me down when I needed it. You helped me start my law practice getting me to the panel. You covered me when I couldn't make court appearances so I could expand my practice. My successes are your successes. You are reflected in many of the good things in my life and never will your memory fade. You left so much behind. Iris and Keith, and everyone you were close to miss that person watching their back. I'll do my best to watch theirs in your absence. It is the least I could do for my brother. Now is the time rest, the fight is over. May your passing cleanse the Earth."
"I will miss you, my brother. I don't know why you were taken from us so soon. I will miss our discussions about music, football and other things...I hope you are at peace and I love you so much."
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