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Lefty


From:
Grayson, Ga.
Post Posted 14 Jan 2018 8:55 am     Reply with quote

An amazing individual.
Deep condolences for you and your family.
regards,
Richard Born
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Bob Watson


From:
Champaign, Illinois, U.S.
Post Posted 15 Jan 2018 2:51 am     Reply with quote

Jim, I'm so sorry to hear about your son passing on. My deepest condolences go out to you and your family and all of David's friends.
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Willis Vanderberg


From:
Petoskey Mi
Post Posted 15 Jan 2018 4:15 am     Reply with quote

I have been through this and there are no words to explain what you are going through.
My only son passed away in 2014 as a result of one of our country's so called Gulf Wars.
Then in 2017 we lost his only son to a drug overdose. That spelled the end for any future continuityy for this family... So much talent, so much to live for , all gone. I still find solice in my music and knowing how much music meant to them. I guess in the grand scheme of things me and mine are a pretty small part. But when things like this happen it becomes a huge heartbreak.
Cling to those you love and know you have the support of the greatest bunch of steel pickers in the world. God Bless you and your family.
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Mark van Allen


From:
Watkinsville, Ga. USA
Post Posted 16 Jan 2018 6:25 am     Reply with quote

Jim, thank you so very much for sharing these wonderful photos and your beautiful perspective on this fine young man. You have so much to be proud of. My very deepest sympathies and hopes for peace for you and all he touched.
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Skip Edwards


From:
LA,CA
Post Posted 16 Jan 2018 8:02 am     Reply with quote

So sorry to hear about this, Jim. It's a heartbreak no parent should have to bear.
My thoughts are with you & yours.
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Stu Schulman


From:
Ulster Park New Yawk
Post Posted 16 Jan 2018 8:13 am     Reply with quote

My Condolences To you and your family.
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steve takacs


From:
beijing, china via pittsburgh
Post Posted 16 Jan 2018 4:10 pm     Reply with quote

Jim, you hit the bullseye about your son having been a Renaissance Man. Your love for him clearly was etched in your description.

So sorry for this loss your family has undergone. Stevet
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Chris Boyd


From:
Leonia,N.J./Charlestown,R.I.
Post Posted 17 Jan 2018 8:04 am     Reply with quote

My deepest sympathies to you and your family Jim. Your son was clearly an amazing guy who will be missed by everyone whose life he graced...
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Steve Spitz


From:
New Orleans, LA, USA
Post Posted 21 Jan 2018 9:43 am     Reply with quote

Jim,
Thank you for sharing this. Depression is a tough battle. Your son is a remarkable young man, no doubt a reflection of wonderful parents. My heartfelt Condolences to you and your family.
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Jim Sliff


From:
Lawndale California, USA
Post Posted 31 Jan 2018 12:48 pm     Reply with quote

Thanks everyone for the kind words in posts emails and calls. David was a heck of a guy who was loved for his talents, humanity/kindness, hard work - and twisted sense of humor!

I'm still stunned that we...no, *he*...had roughly 400 friends and family attend his Celebration service. We were set up for 250 and expected 150-200. Shows what we knew! David had friends fly in from Europe, New York (and all over the US) his elementary school teachers were there and met his college professors, his dentist and doctor attended, family from all over - but mostly friends - people he'd known for 4 or 5 years, some he had't seen since he was 10 or 11 and lifelong friends/partners in crime.

We finally had to kick people out during "open mic" time because funny stories ended up running way overtime. We heard some incredibly touching and/or funny stories we'd never heard and far more about his musical talents than even I was aware of.

It was a beautifully sad day. And the burial the next day was heartbreaking.

None of us have been able to "let David go". When I see or hear something interesting or funny the first thing that pops into my head is "I gotta tell David...".

And I hope that never stops.

Thank you again everyone -

A favorite picture of mine - David laughing at something his older brother Mike did. Again:



With his Grandmother Jo - in her 80's and sharp as a tack!


With his best friend/musical partner Christian (on David's left) and their gang of friends:

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Len Amaral


From:
Rehoboth,MA 02769
Post Posted 31 Jan 2018 4:21 pm     Reply with quote

Condolences and positive vibes coming your way.❤️
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David Wright


From:
Pilot Point ,Tx USA.
Post Posted 1 Feb 2018 4:26 am     Reply with quote

Jim,
You and all your family are in our Prayers, David's life was way too short, I wish I could have met him...Words can't say what I feel for you and your family...David will be in your Heart forever I'm sure...I am so sorry for your loss.......

David...
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