We will miss David Heyde,
loving husband, devoted father, and good friend
February 4, 1958 – May 12, 2008

In lieu of flowers, the Heyde family has asked that donations be made to the David Heyde Memorial Fund. The fund will help to support David’s family during this difficult time. Please send donations to:

Diane Hudak
First Financial Credit Union
1215 York Road
Baltimore, MD 21093

Please include a note with your donation, indicating that it is for the David Heyde Memorial Fund.

Thank you for your generosity

Please sign the guest book by leaving a comment at the bottom of the page. Feel free to leave a memory, a prayer, a thought, or a message to David’s family or friends.

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dad i miss you
12/21/2012 12:43PM
“dear daddy i miss a lot   so much i want you back i like when  we  played baskitball play games like tag    ad  mom miss you to we all do if you were with us  you could grant granpa  he was nice  i wish you a merry chirsmas and happy new year from your loveing son bryan ilove you.”
Happy birthdady Daddy
02/04/2009 10:48PM
“Thank you Daddy…
for listening and caring,
for giving and sharing,
but, especially, for just being you!
Happy Birthday to you
Love always: Zachary, Jeremy and Bryan”
Happy birthday my love!
02/04/2009 10:44PM
“I wish you were here
I wish I was there
I miss you
I wish I could give you a kiss,
I wish I could give you a hug
I wish I could tell you thank you all you ever done for me!
Happy Birthday, I love you honeybear with all my heart!
Love always your Angel: Dawn”
Another year gone by
02/04/2009 12:00AM
“Its been rough David without you around. I miss the little things you did for me and the boys. I do appreciate it all even thou I might not came out to say it. I miss you so much more then you will ever know. People come up to me say I’m so strong after you went to heaven. I have keep going with the help and love from the boys. I know they miss you very much too. We had a birthday cake for you tonight your favorite german chocolate. I wish you were with us in person but you always be here in our hearts. I love you honey”
A poem for Christmas time
12/25/2008 4:53PM
This Christmas Without You
The nights are getting longer
The sun is barely here
The weather is cold and frosty
So Christmas must be near
Twinkling lights will start appearing
Holly and Tinsel here and there
Santa Wish Lists will be written
By excited children everywhere
But for me there will be no Turkey
Decorations will stay packed away
No Mistletoe to be kissed under
For me this Christmas Day
No Christmas Morning smiles
As we wake to greet the morn’
No special gifts for each other
With fancy wrappings to be torn
My day will be filled with memories
With sadness and with tears
With remembering Happy Christmas’s
Spent together in previous years
This year will be the first Christmas
I have to spend alone without you
So it will not be Happy and Jolly
Just very empty, sad and blue.
But deep down I know you’ll be with me
I will feel your presence when I am blue
I will smile when I remember some silly times
And the twinkling eyes that were uniquely you.
So I am not looking forward to this Christmas
I know I will be feeling oh so blue
But I know it is something I have to live through
This very first Christmas without you!
Earthmother (c) November 2007″
My prayers are with you and your family…
10/09/2008 2:25PM
“I am a 76 graduate of Consol and just heard of this. My thoughts and prayers will be with you! Sheree Shearer (Nesch)”
07/27/2008 9:16AM
“I am ever so sorry for your loss.  Eventhough It might not seem like it you and your family and have been good friends to me and are always in my thoughts. I know we havenot spoken for a while but you are never forgotten.
I am sorry I dont know what to say i am flabberghasted”
To Dawn and the boys…
06/13/2008 10:15PM
“I know you’ve gotten my e-mail (or will) but I thought I would sign this as well. Death is a tough struggle to get through, especially when it involves the one who’s closest to you. I looked at the photos of your family and my heart melted. To see him with the boys he took in as his own, it shows how devoted of a father he was. To see photos of you two together, you could see how much he loved you and you loved him. I’m not saying any of this to upset or hurt any feelings. What I’m saying is that we should celebrate his life and who he was rather than mourn his passing. Granted I’m sure he will be deeply missed, but always remember the good times you had together and cherish them always. Live life as though each moment is the last and gain wonderful memories to hang on to in the end. Keep your head up and be strong. You and your boys need each other right now. :) Take care. Leslie BH Sheffield, AL”
Thinking of you
06/09/2008 9:21AM
“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
We know that our body, the tent we live in here on earth will be destroyed. But when it happens, God will have a house for us. It will not be a house made by humans hands; instead, it will be a home in heaven that will last forever.
2 Corinthians 5:1
AKA Snowy”
So sorry for your loss
06/06/2008 9:48AM
“Dawn and Family;
I was sent this news by a friend from 30 something and wanted to take this time to send my sympathy to you and the boys. Although we only met once in Appleton I will always remember how devoted David was to you and the boys.
Please know that he is your guardian angel watching over you and the boys now. He will give you strength to carry on.
God Bless,
To Dawn and Family
06/05/2008 10:14AM
“You have my deepest sympathy.  Know that God is with you and your family during this trying time.
I was David’s Manager at ACS in North Carolina.  David was always happy and positive.  He was a good employee.   He will be missed.
In my prayers,
Michele Wall”
My Prayers Go Out to You
06/03/2008 6:16PM
“Hello Mrs. Heyde,
I have never met you nor Mr. Heyde. I had applied for a position in the department where your husband appeared to have worked. I was looking for the zip code when I saw the memorial information for your husband.
It touched my heart and reminded my of someone very special to me. As I was planning to live the rest of my life with this person, whom I loved and held dear to me for just over seven years, he died of a heart attack. But, no one really understood how I felt.
This happened January 2001. I still miss him so much. I will never forget him, however, the pain has lessen over time.
I wanted you to know that even though I could never feel your pain, I can relate. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
May God bless and protect you and your family. But, also remember that there apparently are many people who love and care for you and your family. It is obvious as I read through some of the notes sent to you.
You have a beautiful family.
Please take care of yourself and stay strong. (I just felt a need to write something to you. I apologize to you if you feel that I have intruded.)
Take care and God bless.
Chicquita M.B. Crawford”
Dawn you & boys are constantly in my thoughts & prayers
05/30/2008 11:18PM
“Dawn…I just haven’t been able to find the words to tell you how sorry I was to hear about your loss. I was just so saddened to hear about it & won’t tell you I know how you feel cuz I don’t. I’ve lost SO many loved ones in my life but nothing compares to the loss you & the boys have endured. I just can’t tell you how sorry I am for that.
I have never met you face to face but the years I’ve “known” you thru our parent group…I know how happy David made you & the boys & I could always “see” it in the photos you have shared. And by reading all the wonderful things people have had to say about him here…the kind of man he was, the loving husband & father he was to you & your boys…sounds like a great guy & you all have a wonderful Angel watching over you day in & day out!
Know I’m always here for you hon!
~Big Hugs~
Chandy (from PI), Rylee & Alex from Spokane, WA”
Sorry for your loss
05/30/2008 12:18PM
“Dawn and boys:
I was so saddened to hear of David’s passing.  I can only imagine how you must all be reeling — trying to come to terms with a life event you were never expecting.
I am one of the Govans moms — mother to Mora, who was a classmate of Bryan’s last year.  I remember Bryan’s birthday party — how you welcomed the entire class into your home and what a loving family you are.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Emily Perl”
05/30/2008 12:16AM
“God bless. You guys had a special life together. David/Reaper will be missed by all.
Much love to you and the boys. You’re in my prayers.
So Sorry
05/29/2008 7:37PM
“So sorry to hear of your loss i wish i had met him in the woods.    ken from mass.”
David will be missed…
05/29/2008 3:44PM
“Dawn… so sorry to hear about David’s passing.  He was a wonderful caring man.  You will all be in my thoughts and prayers during this trying time.  If you need anyting, please let me know.
Jon aka Strife”
Thinking of you
05/29/2008 3:29PM
“Dawn our deepest sympathies are with you in this terrible time we will all miss David….*WARMEST HUGS*
Michelle and Steve aka
Strawberry and Boy Scout”
Deepest Sympathy
05/29/2008 3:23PM
“I am so sorry. David was a good man.
Wishing you love, light, and happiness,
Raytchell ~aka Cafe”
So Sorry
05/24/2008 8:24PM
I am so sorry for your loss and for the boys. May you all take confort knowing you have your own personal angel watching from above.
Kim Burr & family”
05/23/2008 6:28PM
I wanted to say that we are so sorry about david.he was the best thing that happened to u guys.we loved him like a brother.he is gonna be missed alot.if u need us,call anytime.we love guys alot.love ya always dawna & scott”
My Prayers are with You and Kids
05/22/2008 9:57PM
“I am sorry dawn too hear this and god love your kids….I hope all works out ok and i will be thinking of you and kids!!!
Take Care…..anytime you need too chat let me know!
very sorry
05/22/2008 5:47PM
“Dawn I am very sorry to hear of your loss, I know that doesnt help but i hope you and the boys are able to stay strong. I never chatted with him but I could always tell how happy the family was. I wish you lots of luck
05/22/2008 12:48PM
“Dawn, I am so, so sorry. I didn’t even know your husband worked at Loyola–I just know you guys as Skooby’s family across the fence. I don’t know if you know, but I work at Loyola too. I meant what I said the other day about shouting over the fence if you need ANYTHING!!!!
Your neighbor,
Barbara Vann”
Dawn & Family
05/22/2008 8:45AM
“Dawn, we are very sorry to hear about David. When I got the phone call about what had happened. Only thing going through my mind was you and the boys. You know you have many friends around and I am glad that I am one of them that will be here for you when you are ready to talk. All your friends will be here for you, I’m not the only one. I know we have never met, but I consider you one of my best friends. So know that your friends here in Virginia have you, the boys and family in our prayers.
Kim, Ernie & Allen
Covington, VA”
David Made a Difference…
05/21/2008 10:58PM
“When something went wrong David calmed me down and fixed it. When I needed something new he never turned me away. David served the needs of others with his talent, sincerity, humor, respect, and warmth. People talk about Loyola’s core values. David lived those values every day. David made a difference. He was one of the good guys. I will miss him very much. Beth V.”
Dearest Dawn and Family
05/21/2008 5:39PM
“I just want you to know how sorry I am for the loss of your beloved David, even though I have never met him, I know how much you two loved one another and that you and the boys were his world and life. God Bless you and the boys my friend. With deepest sympathy, love and prayers.
Annie…. a friend in Maine”
Dawn and Family
05/21/2008 4:12PM
“David will truly be missed.  Dawn, thank you for allowing Loyola to play such an integral part in planning Dave’s memorial services.  It was the least we could do for such a GREAT human being.  Although I can’t imagine not seeing him again here on earth, I will definitely see him again in heaven.
Kim Wright
Human Resources”
05/20/2008 5:40PM
Dawn and family
05/20/2008 2:05PM
“I am so very sorry for your loss.  You and your family are in my thoughts.
Kelly U.
To the Heydes and the entire Loyola family
05/20/2008 1:15PM
“It is so hard to be away from all of you at a time like this. I am full of memories of David’s calm, steady pace as he worked to solve yet another one of my many programming crises. I wish that I could be there to comfort all of you today. Please know that you are in my thoughts and my prayers. Pat Ernst Pennsylvania College of Art & Design pernst@pcad.edu”
05/19/2008 10:40PM
“Dawn you and I grew up together have known eachother for so very long. You are one of the strongest most caring people any one could wish to have for a friend, and David was very lucky to have you as his wife.. I know deep in my heart that HE will watch over you from the Heavens and embrace you every day in a kiss of warmth from the sun.. I knew from the look in your eyes how much you loved David when you introduced him to me 6 years ago, I know how much you will miss him and how hard these day’s to follow will be on you and the boy’s, remember always your friends are here for you and whenever you need a shoulder to cry on or an ear to listen we will be here.. Love and lots of hugs to you and the boy’s Dawn…. David will be in our hearts forever and you all in our prayers..
Stacey (Stevens) Badillo
Friend from Gardiner, Maine”
we are very sad for your loss
05/19/2008 8:26PM
“Dear Dawn and boys, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God bless you! Corinna Campos and family”
My Deepest Sympathies
05/19/2008 7:55PM
“Dear Dawn & Family,
I am just finding out about your Beloved David and I am in such shock and so very, very sorry to hear about his passing, Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers at this time, I am here when you are ready my friend, until then take all the time you need. Lots of Love and Hugs,
Misty (MCM)”
Uncle Dennis& Aunt Jerrie
05/19/2008 7:54PM
“Dear Dawn & boys,     David was a special man for so many reasons,I don’t have enough space to put it all into words.He took you guys as his complete family and took care of you as any father and husband would!Just remember he would never have left you of his own choice.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all including David’s family.Anything we can do just call.                                                              Love Uncle Dennis&Aunt Jerrie ”
Dawn and Family
05/19/2008 1:06PM
“I am so sorry for your loss.  Know that David is in a good place and will always be with you and the boys.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Kirsty (MCM)”
Dawn& the Boys
05/19/2008 12:27PM
“I cannot find the words to offer you comfort. My heart is with you and your family right now. I will keep you all in my prayers and thoughts. Take solace in knowing that you are loved by David and he will forever be with you and watching over you and the boys. We are all here for you!
Lisa S (MCM)”
Dawn and boys
05/19/2008 11:48AM
“I just wanted to let you know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you find strength and peace and healing. I know what its like to lose a loved one and how hard it is to know that one minute they are there and then the next they aren’t. My comfort is that God has them and we will see them again someday!
Tina from MCM”
Dawn and the boys
05/19/2008 11:14AM
“My heart goes out to you in this very difficult time. May you find strength from each other and know that there are many of us here for you whenever you need us.
Rebecca (MCM)”
Dawn & Boys
05/19/2008 8:30AM
“I just want to let you know, you and the boys are in my thoughts & prayers!  I am so sorry for your loss.
Melia R.
I am So Sorry for Your Loss
05/19/2008 6:34AM
No words can be said to help ease your heart at this time. Just know that God is with you and he will sustain you when you need him most. My heart goes out to you if you ever need to talk I am here.
God Bless You
I am so sorry
05/18/2008 10:58PM
“I am here for you in your time of need. I am so sorry for your loss I can only imagine how tough this is for you and your family.  My thoughts and prayers are with you all
Ashley (MCM)”
To Dawn and family
05/18/2008 9:58PM
“My thoughts and prayers continue to be with you, at what must be an incredibly difficult time.  Just remember…. as long as you carry David in your heart, he’ll always be with you.
With love and deepest sympathy,
Cheryl (MCM)”
Dawn and Family
05/18/2008 9:54PM
“May  God be with in the coming days.  Know that you have a special angel in Heaven.
Your Friend
Jolynn (MCM)”
Deep Sorrow
05/18/2008 5:58PM
If tears could build a stairway,
And memories a lane,
I’d walk right up to heaven,
And bring you home again.
~Author Unknown~
Dawn and Family
05/18/2008 4:36PM
“David knows joy and peace now. Hopefully the sadness we all feel at being left behind will one day be replaced with all our wonderful memories. My greatest sadness is that I did not really know David in a personal sense, only in working together. We were in some tense situations together, and he always came through for Loyola. I remember testing and testing, over and over…he never gave up until he was successful in meeting the goal. Hopefully we will all learn from this experience:  that life is all too short, that every day must be lived fully, that we have to take the time to get to know one another, and to appreciate what blessings we have while we have them. Peace be with you.      Pat D. ”
05/18/2008 1:15AM
“To my dearest family, some things I’d like to say…
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I’m writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there’s no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.
Please do not be unhappy just because I’m out of sight.
Remember that I’m with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, “I welcome you.”
It’s good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they’ll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you’re part of my plan.
There’s so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.”
God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day’s chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you….in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.
I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn’t understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o’er.
I’m closer to you now, than I ever was before.
There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I’d like it for you too…
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.If you can help somebody who’s in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night……”My day was not in vain.”
And now I am contented….that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.
So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you’re walking down the street, and you’ve got me on your mind;
I’m walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.
And when it’s time for you to go…. from that body to be free,
remember you’re not going…..you’re coming here to me.
Ruth Ann Mahaffey
©Copyright 1998
I found this and thought of you
Love The Orange Family (PMS)”
David’s quiet strength and kindness is an inspiration…
05/15/2008 10:29PM
“I had the pleasure of working with David on what seemed at the time to be matters of extreme importance. David’s dedication was unquestionable and always treated the needs of others as a priority. I can only now appreciate his truest dedication. When David arrived just a little late for an early event, he apologized profusely for having to take care of his son and school or what seemed at the time to be trivial details. It is now painfully obvious that it is love of his wonderful family that rightfully came first. The void left is immeasurable. We are all deeply saddened by the overwhelming loss of such a loving and selfless Dad, husband and friend. tw”
the David I observed…
05/15/2008 5:03PM
“I was privileged to know David, albeit only for a short time, but during that small window I observed a man who cared genuinely for people; a true intellectual, who was equally down-to-earth; one who wouldn’t put on heirs, ever.
I’ve heard a lot of talk about love, and the expression of such, consistently throughout David’s life – so it seems that David was a man who loved deeply, and was deeply loved.  Therefore I think there’s an author who came way before me, credentialed much beyond myself, who can express sentiments around this topic better than I…
“If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing. If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn’t love others, I would have gained nothing.
Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.
Prophecy and speaking in unknown languages and special knowledge will become useless. But love will last forever! Now our knowledge is partial and incomplete, and even the gift of prophecy reveals only part of the whole picture! But when full understanding comes, these partial things will become useless.
When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things. Now we see things imperfectly as in a cloudy mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.
Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.”  – excerpt from a letter from Paul the apostle to the Christians of Corinth, Greece.
tom t”
Dawn –
05/15/2008 3:15PM
“I remember when David interviewed to come to Loyola — I sat with him in a conference room for about 15 minutes while we waited for the other participants. I was struck right away at his ease and friendliness — which is certainly not a demeanor that’s easy to pull off at a job interview; unless, it’s utterly genuine. As we worked together, David and I probably spent 10 minutes every day or so chit chatting — and we became friends; which led to baseball games and other events. One of those events was the first time I came to your house for a barbecue. I had met you and the boys in passing at the office but this was the first time I saw him with you guys at home. It was just so evident how much he loved and enjoyed you all. When I got home after hearing about David’s passing, I hugged my kids and my wife. When I’m with my family, I am a very happy man. I know, too, that David was a very happy man. Best, Steve”
Deeply sadden by David’s passing
05/15/2008 1:03PM
“I know this is an impossible time for you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
David was such an understanding person. I enjoyed talking with him about his travels and especially about Texas.
It doesn’t seem enough to say he will be missed, he will be more than just missed…
Bless you and your family during this time and always.
Great Guy
05/15/2008 12:14PM
“I really enjoyed meeting and getting to know David.  He was very smart and had a great sense of fun.  I am sorry for his passing and know he will be missed by his family and his friends but I believe that he has moved to a better place.
Chip Stilwell”
My thoughts and prayers
05/15/2008 10:57AM
“I was privileged to have met David earlier in the semester when we started working together on a project. Although I did not have the opportunity to truly get to know him, I remember his warmth and friendly demeanor. He will be missed sorely as a member of our team and as a member of our Loyola family.
May God bless you and your sons, and provide you with His comfort, support, and love. Know that I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless.”
Super Dad
05/15/2008 9:58AM
“It will be hard to not see David with his family.  They were always happy and cheerful bunch. I really enjoyed his company and friendship.”
Gone but NEVER forgotten
05/15/2008 9:32AM
“Words cannot express the sadness that I feel from the loss of my colleague and friend, but my faith tells me that when we are absent from the body we are present with the Lord.  So I have to hold on and believe….without quite understanding. HE knew best when HE called you home!  You were a loving husband and father and a great friend and colleague.  You always had a smile on your face and an optimistic pep in your step — and that will truly be missed.
May GOD continue to bless and keep your family.
Dawn, My Prayers for you.
05/15/2008 9:31AM
“David was a true gentle spirit.  I will remember the fun that we had at the DUGConferences.  He always made me smile.
God Hath not promised skies always blue, Flower-strewn pathways all our lives through;God hath not promised sun without rain, joy without sorrow, peace without pain.  But Godhath promised strength for the day, rest for the labor, light for the way.  Grace for the trials,help from above, unfailing sympathy, undying love.
Marge Vale”
Thinking of all of you…
05/15/2008 9:25AM
“Dawn, boys, family and friends of David, I am so sorry for your loss and am praying for you.  I hope you find comfort in knowing David is in a better place.  Try to remember all of the wonderful times you had with him and I hope those memories will eventually subdue the sadness you feel right now. You are all in my toughts and prayers…”
05/15/2008 9:15AM
“Loyola mourns one of our own.  Heaven is heavy with many of our best.”
David, a really Good Fried
05/15/2008 6:59AM
“David, a really good friend, mentor, and a laugh maker. I would definetly miss your studdurness, your mentoring and your friendship the most, you really made a big difference in my life a a mentor the same as russel making a team of 3 and 4 when fishing, hunting and drinking. We will defenetly have lost a great programmer, a great mind and worst of all a friend that will go the extra mile for anybody. You departed earlier ahead of us, save us a spot where you are and get ready to do keep the 3 musketeer team up there. It has been hard to accept this fact but let god be with your family, sons, and wife.”
David, my best friend !
05/15/2008 12:42AM
“David was my closest friend, the brother I never had.  He’s the first person I could count on if I needed help, he was always there for me.  I will be praying for his Mom, Dawn, and the children, we all lost a remarkable man, be it Friend, Husband, Father, or Son.
Spending personal time with David was great, everyone enjoyed his company, he was really one of a kind, a unique character who always made people smile.  I can visualize his animated style as I lost his prize winning catfish in the weeds…his taunting laugh as he tossed another redfish on deck during a deep sea fishing trip, and his companionship as we settled in for venison stew, fried fish, or fajitas & peppers so hot they made his glasses steam up!  I love you David, save me a fishing spot next to you, I will be there.   Russel.”
My Deepest Sorrow for Your Loss!
05/15/2008 12:42AM
“It has been said that a person is not truly gone as long as a single person retains a memory of him. Therefore, he is not gone, just simply moved on. Don Pollitt”
The World Has Lost a Great Man
05/14/2008 10:54PM
“David was a wonderful man.  I will remember him as happy, genuine and always willing to do whatever he could do to help.  Dawn, I an so sorry for your tremendous loss and am praying for you and your boys.
Jenny Smith”
A poem for his family and loved ones
05/14/2008 10:49PM
“Dawn and boys I am so very sorry for you loss and will do what ever I can to help. Here is
a poem that I think is beautiful someone sent me when dad passed away. Much love dawn
much love…
If Tomorrow Starts Without Me
“If tomorrow starts without me,
And I’m not there to see,
If the sun should rise and
find your eyes all filled with tears for
I wish so much you wouldn’t cry
the way you did today,
While thinking of the many things,
We didn’t get to say.
I know how much you love me,
As much as I love you,
And each time that you think of me,
I know you’ll miss me too;
But when tomorrow starts without me,
Please try to understand,
that an angel came and called my name,
And took me by the hand,
And said my place was ready,
In heaven far above,
And that I’d have to leave behind
all those I dearly love.
But as I turned to walk away,
A tear fell from my eye,
For all my life, I’d always thought,
I didn’t want to die.
I had so much to live for,
So much left yet to do,
it seemed almost impossible,
that I was leaving you.
I thought of all the yesterdays,
I thought of all that we shared,
And all the fun we had.
If I could relive yesterday,
Just even for a while,
I’d say good-bye and kiss you
and maybe see you smile.
But then I fully realized,
That this could never be,
For emptiness and memories,
would take the place of me.
And when I thought of worldly things,
I might miss some tomorrow,
I thought of you, and when I did,
My heart was filled with sorrow.
But when I walked through heaven’s
I felt so much at home.
When God looked down and smiled at me,
From His great golden throne,
He said, “This is eternity,
And all I’ve promised you.”
Today your life on earth is past,
but here life starts anew.
I promise no tomorrow,
But today will always last,
and since each day is the same way,
There’s no longing for the past.
So when tomorrow starts without me,
don’t think we’re far apart,
For every time you think of me,
I’m right here, in your heart.”"
Deeply saddened
05/14/2008 10:04PM
“I am utterly speechless, I just found out through our mutual friend Russel. I will always remember the good times we had fishing and hunting together. We worked together for many years at HealthAxis/Insurdata. David, Russel, Mario and I had a great bond of brotherhood and friendship outside the office. We would get together every year and plan our fishing and hunting trips and those trips will always have memories that will last forever. I will truly miss David and remember him always.
Ron Logan and family”
My thoughts are with you!
05/14/2008 9:45PM
Even though I didn’t know David from what you have always said he seemed like an amazing man. I know he would of done anything for you and the boys. I am so sorry this has happened. Please if you need anything just call. If you are feeling down at 2 am please do not hesitate to call me, my phone is always on. I will continue to keep you and the boys in my thoughts and prayers!
Love Always,
Tiffany (PMS)”
05/14/2008 9:15PM
I can’t imagine what you and the kids are going through as i am in shock as well.
I wish i was there to give ya  a big hug and i’m sooooo very sorry!
David will be very much missed and I wish ya’ll had had a chance to come to Texas in March.
Boys,…your dad was a great person..and may you never forget what a great man he was!  He loved ya’ll very very much!
Dawn girl..you know he loved ya too!  Ya’ll were great together!
You are in my thoughts and prayers and if you need a friend..you know i’m here for ya!
Love ya!
Dawn and Family!
05/14/2008 9:15PM
“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this hard time! I know that you are a very strong women. You can do anything! We love you
Amber & Matt
From: P&P Kristen’s loop!”
A Wonderful Friend and Inspiring Toastmaster
05/14/2008 8:25PM
“David was one of the most genuine and unpretentious people that I have ever met. He was never too busy to lend a helping hand with our Toastmasters Group and I have never seen anyone work harder at polishing his speaking skills.  He really wanted to become the best orator that he could possibly be!  As a result, he delivered very entertaining speeches which would surely put a smile on anyone’s face!  His friendliness, energy and enthusiasm with regard to life in general will be missed!  Dawn-You and the boys will be in my prayers!
Kathy Raskin”
My condolences
05/14/2008 7:25PM
“Only over the last few months have I had the pleasure of working closely with David on some projects at Loyola. I wish I was fortunate enough to have known him better. Dawn & family, my sincerest condolences on this most unexpected loss. -Pete Farrell”
Always in our hearts
05/14/2008 7:03PM
You and David have ALWAYS been wonderful friends to me. I feel almost as close to him as I am to you. There’s not a whole lot I can say that will make anything any better.. just know that I am your friend and I’ll be here for you whenever you need me. Much Love- Christi And Avery from Alabama <3″
My Brother
05/14/2008 6:18PM
“David, My Brother,
I shall always remember you, for you are in my heart and mind. I remember all the times we have had since you were born, both the good and the not-so-good. My fondest memory is of both of us at the top of a tree and Mom calling us for dinner, then YOU decide that you’re going to jump from the top of the tree and of course, I had to do the same(can’t have the younger brother showing you up… ;) ).
May the Creator always light your way and I’ll see you again, don’t worry.
Love Always,
Your Brother,
Miss You David
05/14/2008 3:46PM
“When I started at Loyola in 2005 David was so instrumental in getting helping me along. He was so knowledgeable and shared so much. He was fun to be around and open.
He hosted barbeques “Texas Barbeque” and get together at his house were always a blast. David you will be missed very much.
Even though I left Loyola, David and I still kept in touch. I will miss him dearly. Dawn you and the boys are in my prayers.
My Colleague, Buddy, and Advisor
05/14/2008 2:53PM
“David was an incredible force during the absence of an HRIS Manager for the Human Resource Department.  He advised me on many system challenges always with a smile.  I enjoyed his presence, his style, his intellect, and his heart.  I will miss him like crazy.
Love – Monica Nole
HRIS/Payroll Analyst”
A celebration of David’s Life
05/14/2008 2:50PM
“Ha’makom yenahem etkhem betokh she’ar avelei Tziyonvi’Yerushalayim
“May God console you among the other mourners of Zion and Jerusalem”
Not only did we lose an unbelievable and irreplaceable member of our team, but we lost a great friend.  David and I really started working together on a daily basis back in January. Over these past few months,  I really got to know David and his family and grew quite fond of them all.  David was a proud father.  I remember sitting in his cube with David during a project and I was staring at the family pictures hung up around the cube.  Everyone had the biggest smiles.  I even remember saying to him how happy the kids looked and David got a huge smile on his face and said, “Yeah, they’re great!”  He truely loved his family and he knew that was the secret to true happiness.  He loved his work and took great pride, but David liked to spend every second that he could with the family.  On my many trips back and forth to campus, I would see David and Dawn having lunch, either sitting on their porch enjoying the weather, or up in the cube and really, just enjoying each other’s company.  David really is a teacher.  We can learn alot about life through David’s examples and the way he lived his life.
David, you will be greatly missed, and you will remain alive in our memories, our stories, and our work.  Take care my friend.  I will not mourn your death, but celebrate your life and pass on your legacy that you left behind within me.
Scott Sax”
Thoughts and Prayers
05/14/2008 2:31PM
“I met David through Toastmasters about 2 years ago.  His stride in life was to always make his and his family’s life better.  He was always positive spirit and helpful to all that he came in contact with.  I will miss David very much! Dawn and the boys- you will be in my thoughts and prayers always.
Karen Bailey”
David was a wonderful colleague
05/14/2008 1:45PM
“I am so sorry for your loss.  I work in the Technology Services and many times spoke to David.  He was friendly, professional and always willing to take time to help me.  I will truly miss him!  God bless you and your family
Melia Peisinger
Loyola College
Technology Services”
To David’s Family
05/14/2008 1:18PM
It was with great shock and disbelief that I learned of David’s sudden passing.  I have just recently joined Towson Toastmaster but the couple of occassions that I had to chat with David he seemed like such a great guy.
I can’t begin to imagine what a terrible shock this is for all of you.  I am so sorry for your loss.
Cynthia Betsher”
David was a genuine, caring person and we will miss him
05/14/2008 1:10PM
“It was a true pleasure to know David as a friend and to have him as a member of our Toastmaster club. David was inspiring to all of us. His hard work ethic showed when he took on the position of Sergeant at Arms which demonstrated his multi-tasking talents.
I enjoyed listening to David speak about his hobbies like fishing and gardening. You could see David’s passion when he spoke. He most recently spoke about how Toastmasters has had a positive impact on his life and how it can impact others. He really challenged himself and as a result we saw improvements in every speech. I remember when he first stepped out to speak in front of the lecturn which is a very difficult task especially when you don’t have notes.
I also had the privilege of playing tennis with David on a couple occasions and we looked forward to our future matches.
To Dawn and family, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Mike, Kera and Liam Kelley”
05/14/2008 1:05PM
“I am so sorry for your loss. You’re such an amazing and strong woman. I’m here for you if you need anything! <3
05/14/2008 12:56PM
“All I can say is that I am so sorry for your loss.  I know I don’t know you real well but from everything you have said in the group, I know David was a great man and a great father.  You and the boys are in my thoughts and prayers.
Kim (CallmeShawty22 from PMS)”
Dawn & Boys
05/14/2008 12:29PM
“I am at a loss for words i dont know what to say except that you are in my thoughts and prayers. David was a wonderful man,great father and wonderful husband. i will be in heaven watching over you all. If you need me for anything im just a phone call away.
Misty Orange & Family”
Sorry for your loss
05/14/2008 11:59AM
“David and I joined Towson Toastmasters on the same day.  I will never forget him and his courage.  My prayers are with his family, coworkers, and friends.  May you be strengthened at this most difficult time.  God be with us all!”
Dawn and the boys…
05/14/2008 11:54AM
“I am so very sorry for your loss.  I can’t imagine what pain and grief your family must be feeling.  David was a wonderful man and I know you ALL loved him dearly.  My thoughts and prayers are with you during this hard time.
Teresa & Family”
05/14/2008 11:51AM
“Dawn I am so sorry for your loss.  I pray that you and the boys have the strength to get thru this.  In fact, I know you will, you are a very strong woman!  I miss you sweetie and you will be in my thoughts and prayers!
from P&P”
Dawn and the boys
05/14/2008 11:50AM
“I am deepy sadden by your loss. Words can not express how I feel or truly comfort you at this time. Just know you are a wonderful strong woman with 3 wonderful boys. David will be truly missed. I wish the best on the coming days. my thoughts and prayers are with you.
i’m sorry for your loss
05/14/2008 11:42AM
“I am deepy sadden by your loss. Words can not express how I feel or truly comfort you at this time. Just know you are a wonderful strong woman with 3 wonderful boys. David will be truly missed. I wish the best on the coming days. my thoughts and prayers are with you.
To Dawn and the boys
05/14/2008 11:42AM
“We are so sorry for your loss. David was a great man and I know he will forever be with you all. We are praying for you and are here for you all.
The Ancona’s”
In deepest sympathy
05/14/2008 11:29AM
“I knew David from Towson Toastmasters where he was always ready to participate and serve on the Board to help the club.  His kind and sincere personality shown through his speeches.  He was a tremendous asset to our Club and will be sorely missed.  He had so much more to give that his loss is especially difficult.  My deepest sympathy goes out to his family, which he cherished, and his co-workers and friends.
Beth Muscedere”
05/14/2008 11:03AM
“To Mrs. Heyde and your children,
May God strengthen, comfort, and uphold you all through this painful time.  I will keep you all in my prayers.  God bless you all.”
David – You left a ton of memories!
05/14/2008 11:00AM
“To: Dawn and Kids
David was like soul for me. He was one of the kindest person I knew. His love for life, family, friends and co-workers was remarkable.  I will always remember that wonderful smile he always had on face.  My special condolences from my family and I.
Love to Dawn and Kids
I will miss you dearly
05/14/2008 10:58AM
“Dave was a wonderful co-worker and friend. I will truly Dave and his delicious “Texas Barbecue.”
Gina Brandon
Instructional Services”
A lot to learn from a wonderful life.
05/14/2008 10:53AM
“I will always remember David as gentle and kind.  He spoke sincerely, smiled often, and loved the world he lived in.  When I spoke to him last, he wanted to know how to post a message to invite tech services to a “start of the summer party”.  That’s just the way he was; inclusive and non-judging.  I prefer to believe that God remembered David in his time of need and that he rests peacfully now and will be remembered in the minds and hearts of those who were close to him.
David, thanks for your life and legacy.  You have left the world a better place.  Rest peacfully and keep watch on those you so loved in life.”
We will miss you David
05/14/2008 9:59AM
“David, thank you for your kindness and friendship.  You showed love to everyone you met – and greeted everything with honest effort and optimism.  We can all learn a lot from that.  Thank you my friend.  We will miss you terribly.  God bless you and your family.
Your Friend, Rich Sigler”


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