I was a local, personal friend of David's and didn't have anything to do with lighting or theatre. David didn't hold that against me though.
My family spent the Thanksgiving holidays with David's family for the past seven years, most of those holidays were spent at my cabin in the Catskill Mountains, upstate New York. There are a lot of really good memories from those times, and I thoroughly enjoyed David's company. He was always upbeat and told us some great stories, late at night over many cocktails (he was an excellent mixologist).
We are devastated at the news of David's passing and my heart goes out to Sarah, Oliver, and Sebastian.
Please say a prayer for the family, and have a drink for David.
Kurt G. Swenson
Insurance Trust Paralegal