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Dave was member #4 on WebmasterWorld in 1999 and was an admin here for many years. You could always count on Dave for an unbiased independent opinion. I will remember Dave best for is unflinching insistance that the forums remain advertising free and that a subscription model could work. Dave was the first person to donate to WebmasterWorld and signup for a subscription.
Dave was always helping people out on the boards. One of his first major deeds here was helping a fellow member get back in Google, retool her site, and go on to become very successful in her niche.Our condolences to his family He will be missed.
His death was a complete surprise. Yes, he had some health problems but those issues were controlled by medication and lifestyle changes. I am deeply, deeply saddened by the loss of my father. I will be having a memorial for him this Saturday from 6 to 9 pm at Mariposa Gardens in Mesa, Arizona. I realize most of you are from different parts of of the country. If you could think of him during that timeframe, I would really appreciate it.
Those of you that don't know, for the last 8 months or so Dad was enjoying his life to the fullest. He had sold some real estate and had a little extra change in his pocket to burn. Most of his life he never lived beyond his means and I was happy that he was finally splurging a little. He bought himself a new BMW, a Tom Tom - which he taught me how to use, a new laptop, a new desktop, took a vacation to see Liane in the Virgin Islands - said it was the best time of his life and didn't want to come home, went to a shooting match in Morro Bay California with his best friend in early June and most importantly, came to visit me in March. He was mostly a homebody so for him to get out and vacation was few and far between. I just had a baby and Dad was able to come and see my baby son, Jonah and his other grandson, three year old Landon. While here, Dad and I had a great visit with lots of "heart to heart" talks. I do feel a great sense of closure.
Brett, can you email me sometime next week? I need to discuss some business issues and I need your input.
Thank you again everyone, for all your kind words. I will be putting an online memorial together and will post the link here when it is complete. For now you can view what his buddies put together here for him. My Dad loved to shoot and regularly participated in shooting matches. [icore.org...]
Take care and thank you.
We'll miss you Dave. Thanks for everything.
I never met him in the real world but your words certainly drew me to feel at least a bit closer to Dave, a person of flesh... as opposed to Dave, a person of text.
Rest assured, Dave lives-on through the work of the many he helped selflessly all over the world... and of course, most importantly, through you.
I will think of him with you and your family on Saturday - And thanks again for sharing; I hope it served as some form of conduit for you, as I'm sure it has, and will, for those of us that will sincerely miss his mind.
I am already missing him terribly. I don't know what I will do without my "guru" ... but he taught me as well as anyone could have, so I imagine I will be able to stand on my own two feet.
Thanks for sharing Michelle and my thoughts will be with you on Saturday ... and everyday.