David Albert Negrin
Aug. 29, 1924-July 21, 2012
Palo Alto, California
David died peacefully on Saturday, July 21, at the Palo Alto VA Hospice Center, surrounded by his family and loved ones. He was 87 years old.
He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Shirley Negrin; children, Lenore Arnberg, Alison Negrin and Robert Negrin; sons-in-law, Thomas Prytz and Kevin Barnett; daughter-in-law, Bonnie Goodman; grandchildren, Emily and Danielle Negrin and David Barnett; and brother, Norman Negrin.
He was born and raised in New York City, N.Y., and served in the United States Navy during World War II, where he was involved in the invasion of Normandy. He received both his bachelor's and master's degrees in Electrical Engineering from NYU. David held managerial positions in several companies, the longest being IBM, where he worked for 24 years.
David loved giving back to his community and was an active member in the following organizations: Palo Alto Rotary, Palo Alto Arts Commission, Leadership Palo Alto, SCORE, The Experience Corps, Literacy Program for Immigrants, and ACLU, where he served on the board.
He enjoyed working in the darkroom, playing tennis and bridge, and traveling to exotic places with his wife ranging from Antarctica to Bhutan.
His children were blessed and inspired by his love of the arts, political issues and devotion to service. Through his creative writing he has left a legacy of thoughts and memories for his loved ones to cherish.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 27, at 11 a.m. at Congregation Beth Am, 26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos Hills.
In lieu of flowers he has requested that donations be made to Congregation Beth Am (http://www.betham.org) or The Palo Alto Rotary (www.rotarypaloalto.org/).
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