My Story

Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We've created it to keep friends and family updated about our loved one. Get started by reading the introduction to our website, My Story.

My Dad (Dave Jr is writing this) was diagnosed in mid-September 2010 with pleural sarcomatoid mesothelioma, which is a rare lung cancer due to asbestos exposure (occurring years ago, probably in his job at 3M). Dad has many loved ones that he said he wants to be able to stay in communication with, so we created this site.

Visit often to read the latest journal entries, visit the photo gallery, and write us a note in our guestbook.


Jean Titlbach signed David's Guestbook.

Dave was my first boss when I started with 3M.  His great philosophical views such as "what's another slice off a cut loaf" and " who's going to care about ... Read more

Jack Baytos signed David's Guestbook.

I will really miss Dave. Great guy, fun to be with and be around. He will definitely be missed! Jack & Nan Read more

Jake Swenson signed David's Guestbook.

Sean, my deepest condolences to you and yours on the passing of your Dad. Cancer is a SOB, that's how I lost my Dad. I only knew Dave for a week, but I enjoyed the time I ... Read more

Dave and Cindy Mihulka signed David's Guestbook.

We were very saddened to hear of Dave's passing.  His work with the guide dogs has helped make wonderful changes in people's lives, and will continue to do so. Read more

Mary Ellen & Tom Convery signed David's Guestbook.

We are SO sorry to hear of Dave's passing and we will miss him more than words can say, but we know he's now in a better place.  For sure, Kelly met him on the Rainbow ... Read more

Shirley Lingertot signed David's Guestbook.

Kathy and family, We are so, so sorry that Dave is gone. He will be sorely missed  by our guide dog group, the tennis club and as Carl's sometimes golfing buddy. He ... Read more

Nan Baytos signed David's Guestbook.

Kathy and the family......... How Dave will be missed by all!  Our hearts are sad but we know he is smiling now and in a better place....enjoying his parents....with no ... Read more

Kristin DeJohn-Farmer signed David's Guestbook.

Kathy, Brenda, Sean, Dave & Bryan, It's hard to describe how sad I feel about this loss. Uncle Dave was one of a kind, with that infectious smile and laugh. I was ... Read more

ellen labarge signed David's Guestbook.

Dear Kathy and Family, We were deeply saddened when we learned of Dave's passing. Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow. We're so thankful to have known ... Read more

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