Condolence: Dear Deborah, Dear Peter,
I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of David. I remember him very well, he cook some lobster for me at your home, and we had good fun together despite my bad english. His smile and kindness still in my mind.
You have my deepest, sincerest sympathy and my thoughts are with you and all your family. Love. Veronique
Condolence: David was a hero. I met him over 30 years ago, as I recall. He was a gentleman in every way, he knew how to treat people in any capacity he held. His presence was never replaced, his respect for people was a glowing attribute without any doubt. I apologize for not attending his funeral but unfortunately I had a conflicting schedule. Having been able to visit David a few times recently, thanks to John Root, I could only question why would this happen to such a great guy? I certainly hope there are some flowers in the fields of his eternity as I reflect on the article Steve Betts wrote when David retired. His family is missing a big "link" but David did his best with the utmost respect, I wish his journey be safe. Dale Hayward
Condolence: David was one of the finest people I've had the privilege to know. He was funny, thoughtful, and kind even going through this terrible time with ALS. He will be sorely missed by all of us who knew and loved him. Thoughts and prayers go out to Debbie during this very difficult time.
Condolence: I first met David when he took over as landfill manager at the Rockland solid waste facility. At that time I was the DEP staff responsible for over-sight of the facility. Overtime, he and I developed a good working relationship which helped improve operations at the facility and provide a good path towards cooperative relations between the City and DEP.
Ironically, at the end of December 2015, I took over his position as Assistant Code Enforcement Officer when he retired earlier in the year. I would like to think I have over the past three years honored and carried on his reputation for the position. I can tell you first hand, as I have met people in the field who dealt with him, that he was truly loved and respected. I can not think of any more telling and poignant testimonial than that.
As I work in his office, I still sense his presence and know that he is at peace and I hope to continue his good work until I retire.
Condolence: Our hearts go out to you folks as you grieve Dave's untimely passing. We met him in his role of code enforcement officer. He came to our home on a few occasions, at our request, to answer questions and offer advice. Dave was so down-to-earth, and such a kind man. May God be with you and comfort you as you grieve his passing.
Doug and Ellie King
Condolence: Dear Family, We send heartfelt sympathy to you all at this very sad time. David was a joy to know. You will love and miss him forever. Cherish the memories for they will sustain you during the difficult times. Hugs to all who loved him.