David was a gentleman at all times. He didn’t have a mean bone in his body. He was a devout man of god and regularly would listen to scriptures on the radio. David had 35 years of service in The Wharf and Dock Builders and Pile Drivers Local 454, and 2 years in Local 179 for 37 total. David is a second generation pile driver, preceded by his father Joe, and joined by his brothers Joe Jr,and Tom who is still active. David was 60 years old born on 3/11/1957. In addition to all of that David was a World Class Boxer who had the nickname “Hand Grenade”. David was a member of the US all Army Boxing Team. He made his Professional Debut in 1981 and Knocked Out James “buster’ Douglas in the second round. At 14-0, he defeated Greg Page for the USBA Heavyweight championship. In 1985 He went 10 strong rounds while sick against Larry Holmes for the IBF title. David was inducted into the Pennsylvania Boxing Hall of Fame this year surrounded by his union brothers. His passing has sent a shock wave of sadness through our brotherhood and he will be sorely missed but certainly never forgotten.