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Dave was one of a kind he was a quiet man but a good friend we did not talk much in the winter months but come spring and summer we would see each other working out in our yards and stop to talk I know I will miss our conversations
Rest In Peace My Friend

Posted by: Rick Schreiner - Kimmell, IN - Neighbor   Apr 21, 2017

I too, was a classmate of Dave's at CCHS. We were both into Chicago and Blood, Sweat and Tears, before anybody else. Rest in peace fellow musician.

Posted by: Peter Derheimer - Seville,Spain - friend   Mar 06, 2017

My family owns the property next to Dave's. I enjoyed listening to the jam sessions that came regularly from Dave's house. Really sorry to hear of his passing and my best to his family.

Posted by: Barry Mooney - Ormas, IN - Friend   Feb 28, 2017

Dave was a very kind and inspiring person. I knew him from the open stage community at Toast n Jam and Firefly coffeehouses, where he shared his musical and conversational gifts freely. He was very supportive of younger musicians and artists,and his life wisdom helped to bolster my courage when I ventured away to live in NY. My condolences to his family and to the many who have enjoyed his friendship.

Posted by: Emily Bender Murphy - Syracuse, NY   Feb 17, 2017

Dave & I sat the bench in basketball for too many CCHS games. Great memories from ski trips and a road trip to Toronto. Camping on cliffs, driving a VW wagon leaking oil, listening to Eric Clapton, doing what 2 young 18 year olds do before starting college. Somewhere in there his guitar was stolen, he bought another. Rest in peace Dave. May God bless you.

Posted by: Tim Hake - Fort Wayne, IN - Classmate   Feb 16, 2017

God called Home one of His Earth Angels. Always in my heart. Bless you David.

Posted by: R. D. Ryf - Columbia City, IN - Family Friend   Feb 16, 2017

Dave was always very kind to me.
I remember he once brought me a huge bag of basil.
My whole house smelled amazing!
He was my friend.
But what I'm even more grateful for is that he was a friend to my kids. Since the day they were born.
Dave and Susie would take Nicole, and then Nicole and Olivia to Chicago each year. And that is just an example.

Posted by: Laura Church - Corby England - Friend   Feb 15, 2017

To the family, may you be comforted during this difficult time of sorrow and pain. (Psalms 143:3)

Posted by: BM    Feb 15, 2017

You shall always be remembered as kind soul that would leave you with a smile on your face. A simple man yet grand, DaveBob, I am not good with goodbye's so "have fun and I'll see you later" JuliaBob

Posted by: Julia Reinhart - Leo, IN - Friend   Feb 14, 2017

Dave was a staple at the Come2Go open mic nights. I helped him work the acts on and off the stage. A terrific guy and excellent musician. He will be missed.

Posted by: Dave and Janer Baker - Fort Wayne, IN   Feb 14, 2017