David Caldwell Simon
  • 28 years old
  • Date of birth: Feb 22, 1983
  • Place of birth:
    St. Clair Shores, Michigan, United States
  • Date of passing: Jul 3, 2011
  • Place of passing:
    St. Mary's Glacier, Colorado, United States

     He's somewhere in the sunlight strong,

     His tears are in the falling rain,

     He calls me in the wind's soft song,

     And with the flowers he comes again.

 

     Yon bird is but his messenger,

     The moon is but his silver car;

     Yea! Sun and moon are sent by him,

     And every wistful waiting star.

 

                               ~

 

"Death leaves a heartache that no one can heal,

     love leaves a memory no one can steal"

 

                               ~

 

"It's not the years in your life, but the life in your years"

 

                               ~

Charitable donations can be made in David's name to the Nature Conservancy at www.nature.org/memorialgiving.

 

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by John Zane on 22nd February 2016

"Happy birthday brother. Thinking of you always"

This tribute was added by matt iannuzzi on 22nd February 2016

"happy birthday sir dave - miss you ya buddy"

This tribute was added by Jane Austin on 3rd July 2015

""He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us more potent, nay, more present than the living man."
                                      Antoine de Saint Exupery

We think about you all the time and miss you Dave.    
Love,
The Austin Family"

This tribute was added by Patrick Pagano on 22nd February 2014

"In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit."
--Albert Schweitzer

As I see it, David's spirit continues to ignite many and will forever endure, especially in you, his incredible and loving family who share that flame..."

This tribute was added by Mark Wagner on 22nd February 2014

"You were with Johnny Z. and I shredding the famous Stony Creek Ravine backcountry gnar this week. We'll cheers one in your memory tonight. Thinking of you always..."

This tribute was added by ann kelly on 4th July 2013

"I miss you David. In my mind, you will always be forever young."

This tribute was added by Julia Simon on 3rd July 2013

"From Your Mother... You always did your best David, always, and I try to do that too. I have so much respect for you and love. Miss you terribly. You are with me always. Twenty-eight wonderful years but how can that be enough? So happy that you lived your life to the fullest but sadder that I couldn't take away the pain beautiful boy."

This tribute was added by Ben Blandford on 3rd July 2013

"Miss You Dave. The more time that passes makes me realize just how genuinely good you always were to not just me but everyone. If the world had more people like you it would be a way better place."

This tribute was added by Liz Peng on 2nd July 2013

"You're starting to visit more frequently in my dreams again Dave... so happy to see your face, so sad when i awake. but always good to know you're still checking in on me, as you always have. will be taking a walk along the lake tomorrow, rain or shine, hope to see you there.."

This tribute was added by sally fisher on 23rd June 2013

"I love reading these tributes.  The common thread, besides the obvious love, is that everyone still feels and sees him in nature"

This tribute was added by Chris Nolan on 22nd June 2013

"David sounds like an amazing son, friend and man. Although I've never had the pleasure of meeting David, I thoroughly enjoyed learning about his life adventures here and can relate  to him as a collector of life experiences, facing compelling life  challenges. My heart doesn't know the loss of a son, but it does feel your love as I read these beautiful tributes by his family and friends."

This tribute was added by Julia Simon on 29th May 2013

"Thinking of you Davie.. it's a hot, sunny, beautiful day and you would be loving every second of it. You're here with me, I know."

This tribute was added by John Zane on 22nd February 2013

"Happy 30th Dave! Think about you all the time, I'm still living every day like you were right here with me, because I know you are in spirit. Love you brother!"

This tribute was added by Julia Simon on 22nd February 2013

"Happy 30th Birthday Davie...  I love you!"

This tribute was added by Katherine Derian on 22nd February 2013

"Happy 30th birthday. I'll be outside looking all over for you today. Like everyday..."

This tribute was added by Matt Walklet on 18th January 2013

"Dave, Had a dream with you in it last night. It seemed like just after High School, i picked you up from the airport with a couple of our friends and we played an intense game of risk on the way home talking about life. Thank you for teaching me that you don't have to be "popular" to be cool. Today is my son Ben's first birthday, i wish that he had gotten to meet him and him you."

This tribute was added by Katherine Derian on 13th January 2013

"I never believed in much, but I believed in you. -- Neil Young"

This tribute was added by Julia Simon on 8th August 2012

"I miss you every single day David.  My heart aches for you to come back. I miss your smile and that infectious giggle.  I am so lucky to have had you.."

This tribute was added by ann kelly on 3rd July 2012

"Dear Dave,
   Its crazy hot around here these days. Which reminds me of the time, in weather just like this, when we talked about the joys of jumping in lake surperior. The next we heard, you and a car full of buddies had driven to the yoop to do just that. We miss your smile, your laugh, and your adventurous soul. Love, uncle jim"

This tribute was added by Liz Morgan on 3rd July 2012

"Beth, Dan, Al, Julia...thinking of you today more than usual. Seems so fitting that in the midst of this draught, even the sky sheds tears today. Love you, Liz"

This tribute was added by ann kelly on 3rd July 2012

"Dear david,
  This year has brought a major shift in the lives of your family and friends. Our loss brings renewed pain on this anniversary of that day in july when we heard the news.  You live on in our memories.  Love, annie"

This tribute was added by Josh Jacobson on 3rd July 2012

"Hey Dave,  been thinking about you a lot the last few days, especially today.  You would be so proud of the strength of your family, and so proud of Al.  Thanks for the memories, and for leaving your mark on so many of us."

This tribute was added by sally fisher on 3rd July 2012

"Dear Dave, Everyone is thinking of you today, a day that won't ever be the same for us.  You certainly are loved and missed, dearly."

This tribute was added by Jeb Fisher on 23rd February 2012

"Happy birthday, Cuz. This still just doesn't make any sense at all. You are greatly missed."

This tribute was added by ann kelly on 22nd February 2012

"David. Today is your birthday. We didn't know what to do, so we took a walk through Stoney creek park, a place where you spent so many days as a child. So many memories of you out there. Miss you greatly. We see you everywhere in the woods. Aunt Annie"

This tribute was added by Paul Tulikangas on 22nd February 2012

"Happy birthday buddy! Missing you always..."

This tribute was added by John Zane on 22nd February 2012

"Happy Birthday Dave! Think about you all the time, miss you so much! Especially missed you on our trip to Colorado. But even though you weren't there physically, I know you were there in spirit, shreddin the slopes, chillin in the company of great friends, enjoying all this world has to offer. Love ya brah!"

This tribute was added by Katherine Derian on 22nd February 2012

"Happy Birthday my Daveeeeed! My day is all about you-leaving work early to go hike in the Appalachian Mountains, making your favorite ratatouille with all local veggies, listening to free bird, sprinkled with a little gangsta rap on the side. You're with me every single day, but today I'm doing it up big. I love you"

This tribute was added by Tyler Burr on 22nd February 2012

"Happy Birthday Dave. We all miss you so much Buddy. So much love coming your way from Colorado."

This tribute was added by matt iannuzzi on 22nd February 2012

"HAPPY 29th BIRTHDAY SIR DAVE - I WILL FOR SURE BE HAVING A FEW BEERS IN SPIRIT OF YOU TODAY TO CELEBRATE YOUR BIRTHDAY....MISS YA BUDDY"

This tribute was added by Jessie Fisher on 22nd February 2012

"Happy Birthday, Dave. I love you, miss you and think of you all the time."

This tribute was added by Beth Simon on 22nd February 2012

"Happy Birthday dear David. I feel you with me and honor you everyday. I am so proud to be your mother and so fortunate to have had you with me for 28 years. On this day, we plan to hike the park and look for antlers that the deer have shed. How often you were successful at finding them, as with four-leaf clovers. Life loved you! I love you."

This tribute was added by sally fisher on 22nd February 2012

"Dear David, I have come to know you better in these past months than I ever did before, through the love of those you have left behind.  You are so greatly missed"

This tribute was added by Julia Simon on 22nd February 2012

"Happy Birthday Davie.. missing you so much, every single day. I'll always love you."

This tribute was added by Ben Blandford on 16th January 2012

"Dave,

I havent written to you until now. I miss you so much. I think about you every single day. The toughest part hasnt been the days that have passed, it is the thought of there being so many left without you."

This tribute was added by Liz Morgan on 1st December 2011

"Thought of you a lot the last few days. Must be something about the snow and the quiet that comes with the winter months. I was watching Jacob fall unabashedly into the snow yesterday afternoon and thinking of how you lived your life, embracing nature in all its glory. I love EVERY MOMENT more because of you David and I'm still learning to slow down and to soak in the moments. xo"

This tribute was added by sally fisher on 19th October 2011

"Dear David, I always look for you in nature's beauty and surprises.  The oak tree will be a beautiful, strong, living symbol of your love for the earth and sky."

This tribute was added by Julia Simon on 18th October 2011

"I love and miss you big brother <3"

This tribute was added by Julia Simon on 15th October 2011

"from your mother,...
David I love you. Today we picked out an Oak tree for you and I'm so happy about that. You're always on my mind, always. With Love, Ma"

This tribute was added by ann kelly on 6th October 2011

"David David David.  Its just wrong. We still can't believe it.  Missing you."

This tribute was added by maggie dibardino on 5th September 2011

"I will cherish my high school and freshman year of college memories I was so lucky to share with Dave-including Dave taking me to my first rally in Detroit and showing me all the rage against the machine albums in his car. I will miss him and love him forever. He is so special."

This tribute was added by Karolina Karlic on 18th July 2011

"Dave, you touched my heart when we first met at youth. That smile of yours was contagious. May your spirit be as free as always. I still remember all the times we would just get in a car and go, no questions asked. A trip to Florida....why not. Sending love and strength!"

This tribute was added by Kerby Keller on 12th July 2011

"Dave was always so much fun to be around, his positive attitude was contagoius.  I happen to have been very lucky to have shared many memories with dave and will always cherish them.  Dave you will be missed dearly."

This tribute was added by matt iannuzzi on 12th July 2011

"dave was a good and classy guy - ive known him since high school...he always me laugh and smile

~ matt iannuzzi"

This tribute was added by Jonathan Tull on 12th July 2011

"I met Dave through Al.  While it had been a while since I last saw him, I'll always remember his outgoing and energetic nature.  He was a smart and genuine guy and will be missed by many.  My condolences go out his family and close friends."

This tribute was added by Mark Caldwell on 12th July 2011

"I will miss Dave dearly.  There are many fond memories, like the times we shared canoeing the Pine River, playing whiffle ball in Charleviox, diving into the snow on Thanksgiving in swimsuits and the conversations we shared.  Dave's memory will always be etched in my heart."

This tribute was added by Angela Bennett on 11th July 2011

"Foosball in the basement, vollyball in the back yard and mid-night games of "Driver" on the Playstation.  Though we were only kids in highschool when I saw him last, my memories of Dave are those that ignite happiness. Love to those who loved him most. He will be missed."

This tribute was added by Mark Wagner on 11th July 2011

"From the bike trails and disc golf course at Stoney Creek to the Fleetwood in Ann Arbor and the mean streets of Grand Junction, you always found a way to enjoy yourself and those around you. Whenever I'm outdoors thoughts of you will always keep me smiling buddy..."

This tribute was added by Sara Romito on 9th July 2011

"Dave, Alex and I were such a happy family living at 420 crest.  I'll never forget running up and down the tight winding steps and around the house in attempt to "workout".  Dave and I thrived off of each others dreams, and I will forever miss sharing our adventures together."

This tribute was added by Debbie Burke Martinez on 8th July 2011

"I had the pleasure of knowing David since he was born. Although I saw him less as time went on, Beth and I have shared many David stories. One thing I always admired was his empathy for others. His unique character was enhanced by his wonderful family who I love and admire."

This tribute was added by Paul Morris on 8th July 2011

"I had just started working with David but was looking forward with great anticiation to the energy, organization and intelligence he brought to our office.  Some sadness can't be explained only endured with heavy hearts."

This tribute was added by Bette Rehner on 8th July 2011

"David was new on the job, but everyone liked him right away.  He was one of those people who connected easily through his genuinely friendly, caring nature.  I feel a real loss not getting the chance to know him better.  My heartfelt condolences go out to his family and friends."

This tribute was added by Jeb Fisher on 8th July 2011

"You will be greatly missed, Cousin David. I have many fond memories of your too short life. Love you."

This tribute was added by brett milford on 8th July 2011

"Dave and I became friends after the first class. It was the beginning of winter term 2004 in Ann Arbor. Whether we were working on an environment project for class or juggling the soccer ball, Dave epitomized a great friend, amongst the best to share laughs and great times with."

This tribute was added by Chad Jacobson on 8th July 2011

"I met Dave in person years back, through my brother and Al, and  some close mutual friends, knowing only of him previously, from the legendary tales that people spoke of, well, the stories hold true, and he was simply a wonderful human being to know!  I will miss him dearly .."

This tribute was added by Mark Caldwell on 8th July 2011

"From the time he was a little boy, David was nature's child. He loved all animals and wanted to protect every one of them from any pain and suffering. He cared deeply about life on earth and was accutely and painfully aware of man's impact on the environment."

This tribute was added by Arianna Gosetti on 8th July 2011

"An infectious smile and a kind heart that will missed terribly. A good egg from a good family... xo"

This tribute was added by Christopher Rice on 7th July 2011

"Dave and I were planning on working together on some projects for his new company. Just last week I saw him at his new job, and he was glowing. He was onward and upward, going places. I was so excited for him. I already miss my friend, colleague, and shoulder to lean upon."

This tribute was added by Bryan Troester on 7th July 2011

"I worked with Dave for over a year. I am shocked and deeply saddened by this news. Dave was honest and kind and I liked him instantly. Not an ounce of insincerity in him. He has left a lasting impression on me and I am better off having known him. Goodbye Dave, you will be missed"

This tribute was added by Christina Crum on 7th July 2011

"Dave and I worked together a few times a few years back.  He was a great guy and very friendly to everyone.  He will be greatly missed."

This tribute was added by Tom Cavanaugh on 7th July 2011

"I had the honor and privilege of hiring, mentoring and becoming a friend of Dave.  We worked together and shared new knowledge as we both changed employers.  I had lunch with him Thurs and he shared the excitement of his new love and going camping over the 4th.  He will be missed"

This tribute was added by Josh Jacobson on 7th July 2011

"DaveSloth, as I like to call him, was a good friend.  He always treated me like a little brother, which was great because I dont see my own brothers as often as I would like. He will be missed by everyone who had the honor of meeting him. I feel lucky to have called him my friend"

This tribute was added by Jim Short on 7th July 2011

""I interviewed Dave on May 28,2010 to manage our Rifle office.  Even though we only talked for two hours that day and occasionally thereafter, it was easy to see what a great guy he was.  I'll always remember his uplifting smile.  My heart goes out to his family & friends.""

This tribute was added by Rose Meyer on 6th July 2011

"While I only worked with Dave for a year, I felt as if I had known him for a long time.  He was so thoughtful and caring of others.  He made you feel as if you were a part of his family.  How we will miss him."

This tribute was added by David Herrington on 6th July 2011

"I have had the good fortune to have had a few years of knowing Dave.  He was one of the most positive people that I have ever met.  I will greatly miss his good humor and friendship, but be a far better person for having called him friend, David"

This tribute was added by Brian Dodek on 6th July 2011

"I had the pleasure of working with Dave for almost a year now.  What a shock it is to hear of his passing.  He was a very intelligent and friendly person.  I had hoped it was the beginning of a long relationship.  He was way too young to be leaving this place already..."

This tribute was added by kevin milliman on 6th July 2011

"David and I worked together for a short period of time almost 5 years ago, but his unbridled joy and enthusiasm are still fresh in my memory.  David, our lives have been touched by your presence.  I am thankful our paths crossed, if only briefly."


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