from Richard Zakia:
Dave Engdahl was a teacher, an administrator and a man of faith that was evident in all of his dealings with students and colleagues. As one of his students in 1953, he taught me color and, by example, patience and commitment. As a new member of the faculty in 1958, I turned to him on a number of occasions for advice. He was very helpful and generous with his time.
He also was a pretty good card player and it was a pleasure to watch him as he, Hollis Todd, Al Rickmers and Bill Shoemaker played the game on the old campus in a office shared by all of us. The only problem Dave had was that he did not smoke, whereas Rickmers smoked his cigar during the game, Todd, his pipe and Shoemaker, his cigarette. Everyone at the table was buried in smoke. To add to the deluge of smoke, C.B. Neblette would come in on ocassion, smoking a king size Dutch Master cigar.
from Les Stroebel:
I first met Dave as a student in my freshman class shortly after WW-II, then knew him as a colleague and a friend during our long teaching careers and too few retirement years before his untimely death. Many years ago he formed a bridge foursome with three other members of his church, and when one of them moved out of town, Dave invited me to join the group--and we have played together almost weekly ever since. When he and Jan moved to a retirement home, Dave's love of teaching moved him to give lessons to other residents who wanted to learn to play bridge and make macrame chairs. His friendly and outgoing personality was demonstrated by the fact that he was soon able to greet all of the other residents and staff members with their first name. Even though Dave was one of the most recent residents in the home, he was elected to be president of the residents' council.
Knowing Dave has added much joy to my life. Thank you Dave.
Announcement of Dave's passing among the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences community:
From: Bill DuBois email@example.com
All of us who have been here for a few years will remember Prof. David (Dave) Engdahl. We received word from his family that he died last night. This was a result of complications from leukemia and pneumonia.
There will be a service for Dave on Sunday, October 22nd @ 3:00 PM at the Lake Avenue Baptist Church. Address: 57 Ambrose Street
Dave, in his "always teaching" mode, had made arrangements for his body to be donated to the Strong Memorial Hospital "Anatomical Gifts" program.
The family asks that rememberances/gifts be sent to :
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Dave, thanks for your friendship and all the good times. We'll miss you.
the Faculty and Staff of the
School of Photographic Arts and Sciences at RIT