Oh my goodnes i didnt even no he had passed away.Does anybody know what happened?I grew up with him on PearwoodJuly 14 at 4:42pm
I used to babysit him when he was 5. He lived 2 doors down. He moved to So CA and I actually ran in to him down here. The story I heard was a drug overdose. If his mom, sister or dad are reading this, I am VERY sorry about David. :(July 15 at 12:07am ·
It was a drug overdose. He was my best friend. His family lives in So Cal.July 16 at 3:37pm
I am sorry Casandra. He was a good kid.July 16 at 11:19pm
I knew Dave well. 17 of us all stayed at his moms house when we went to a Ozzy concert. She bought us all pizza. I was told it was herion overdoseAugust 1 at 12:19am
Wow I miss Dave. I'll never forget loading up his little truck and heading to farmers markets. Your missed greatly Dave.Sweet Leaf BabyAugust 24 at 9:20pm
very unexpected from my end, he was always the brains behind what ever was going on music etc.August 26 at 3:24am
I knew Dave when he dated my cousin Shannan Hughes. The thing that still sticks with me to this day, was how giving he was. When he would come by my aunt and uncles house, he was a ROCKSTAR! Always ready to blow our minds with an Ozzy Ozbourne or Doors song. I miss him still, and wonder what could have been. He was a great soul, and an amazing talent.
So much to say.............hands down,to this day,one of the best guitarists/musician I ever had the pleasure of playing in a band with. Wether it was in junior high or later in the band Mystic Fate. Very much an innovator and guitar prodigy. Not to mention one of the nicest guys I've ever met. Miss you Dave.
It was 14 years ago today that we lost David. He is still sorely missed. Mom lives in Mission Viejo and Dad lives in Los Osos. I (his sister) live in Arcata, CA up by Eureka. My Mom is actually here in town visiting and we'll be together on this day.
Thank you so much for all of your comments about my brother. He was such a talented person with such a giving heart. I can still hear him belting out everything from "Roadhouse Blues" to an opera song.
It was actually a heroin-induced heart attack brought on by years of drug use. When they did the autopsy they said that his arteries were clogged like that of a 75-year-old man. Take care of yourselves out there, everyone. Love you all.
Beth -- I had no idea that David died. I am so sorry for you and your family! Gary died a year ago -- its a very difficult thing to recover from. I hope you are doing well! XO Daneal
My heart goes out to your family. His dear soul will never be forgotten.
Another one gone to soon! Very sorry to read about his passing.
I still think of Dave and that garage offten, My favorite song he did was green sleeves. Good to hear from you Beth I tried for years to find you and your folks to give my condolences. I will never forget Dave and his friendship.
My memories of Dave were a cool rock star with musical talent, that was the measuring stick for all the musicians in the Central Coast area. He looked like a medieval knight, protecting his baby sister from harm. Nothing but great memories, respect and wishes for his family and friends
I remember seeing him around school but I never knew him, he always appeared to me to be very shy but sweet, I was stunned to see that he had passed away so young. My condolences to his family and friends.
I was very sad to hear this through Curt Martini. It was like getting punched in the stomach. Dave was an amazing talent and human being.
David, Curt, and I were all best friends in school. David and I grew up together. I miss him badly. Miss Curt too. Strange days...I've seen too many brilliant people go out this way. Many fond memories. Sending love from SF- Chas
David was my first best friend. From the age of 4 or 5, through High School years, and after, we grew up together. Very early memories of listening to Beatles records(that his mother, Maureen shared with us) in his room...we were so little...we used to pretend that our stuffed animals were George, Paul, John, and Ringo. Later on, I Learned how influential his mother was to him. She taught him piano(they had one in their living room). We would bang out notes to the songs we liked and his (very young at the time) sister Elizabeth would play with us. We were all happy kids.
David and I were "loners". We didn't have many friends and would often go on adventures together. I remember fondly when he told me to "check this out!". He had a lute, at age 6, played 'Green Sleeves' like a master! Once he got his first electric guitar(a flying V), it was over! He learned everything! Rock, Classical, and whatever he wanted. David was a natural musician guided by his mother's awareness of his gift. There were many sleepovers where he taught me how to play. We experimented with drugs and alcohol through our teen years. We were still "loners". We never fit in with the average High School clicks. Eventually, we went our separate ways. I joined a band and moved away, to SLO. I remember the last time I saw him. It was at the Farmers Market in San Luis Obispo sometime around 1986-89. We talked about the current music of the time(we were both into very intense music), we connected like no time had passed. I said that I was very happy to see that he had a girlfriend(and he said the same to me) we were no longer alone and it was a happy memory. I learned about his death way too late. I searched the internet for him because I was listening to the Beatles and those fond memories of innocence came back to me. I feel like I should have kept in touch. David was my first best friend. I have so many memories with him. My heart goes out to you Maureen and Elizabeth. Much love
Charlie! I was just thinking about you and googled you. If you see this, email me at email@example.com! Curt and I just reconnected on Facebook, and his ex-girlfriend/love of his life lives near me in Portland, OR! It would be great to swap fun stories about Dave. Hope you're well! -Beth/Elizabeth/"Lizbit" as Dave would call me
I met Dave my junior year of HS. After HS I was briefly in a band he had put together. I have several memories of time spent with him. The memory I've gone back to many times is a lesson he taught me. There was a kid some others were making fun of when he wasn't around. Being a bit of a follower back then I joined in sharing my misguided and frankly stupid comments about the guy. Dave said to me, "I don't know, he never did anything wrong to me." I realized in that moment that I also had not been wronged by the individual and it was me that was being an immature jerk. It was a powerful lesson he conveyed with just a few words. It has caused me to consider my words before I speak on many occasions. I have shared this lesson with both of my sons. Dave thank you for helping me be a better person. It is heartbreaking you left us so early but I really appreciate having known you.