Loved by wonderful friends and family, Dave was a strong yet tenderhearted man. His physical strength was demonstrated through innate athleticism. He was an avid handball and football player. He played on scholarship for Brigham Young University and coached the former Long Beach Rams. He was a vice officer and a member of the "500 Club," which means he could bench-press 500 pounds while undercover as Hank E. Panky. He was bold and fearless and, believe-it-or-not, once choked-out a live bull to prevent it from fighting.
A self-proclaimed audiophile, Dave accumulated an impressive music collection of over 10,000 songs, ranging from Pavarotti to Gangsta's Paradise. He surrounded himself with music and laughter, hosting BBQ's featuring his "secret weapon," a spice called Butt Rub. When not entertaining, he would retreat to his man cave in the desert accompanied by his trusty companion, an English Bull Dog/Pug named Cali, aka "My Shorty Forty."
Ultimately Dave was a provider, a protector, and a good man who took great care of our family. His big smile and even bigger presence, his warmth and sensitivity, and the care with which he demonstrated his affection will be missed by all. His spirit lives on in our hearts and the heart of his community.
Thank you all for your prayers, kind words, offferings, and continued love and support. We look forward to celebrating his life with you.
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