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In Memory

David Turosak - Class Of 1974 VIEW PROFILE

Deceased Classmate: David Turosak (Class of 1974)
Date Of Birth:
Date Deceased: 1-20-2016
Age at Death: 59
Cause of Death:
Classmate City: Seattle
Classmate State: WA
Classmate Country: USA
Was a Veteran: No
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David L. (Dave) Turosak, 59, of Seattle, Wash., died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016. Dave was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on April 18, 1956, to Paul and Frances (Hamborsky) Turosak. His early education was at St. Anthony and St. Philip Catholic Schools in Falls Church, Va., as well as The American Community School in Beirut, Lebanon. Dave graduated from J.E.B. Stuart High School, also in Falls Church, in 1974. Dave enrolled in English, then pursued American Studies at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. Dave graduated in 1982 from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va., receiving a B.A. in Business Administration. Dave generously contributed his time to a variety of volunteer activities over the years. These included art gallery installations, adult literacy tutoring, firefighting logistical support, and repair of historic castles in France. During his retirement years, Dave worked at the Ballard Food Bank in Seattle, bringing his energy and enthusiasm to his work. In life, Dave's vision was broadened by travels in 16 foreign countries between 1966 and 2009. He particularly enjoyed Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, France, Jamaica, Colombia and Czechoslovakia. Dave was an imaginative and precisely crafting visual artist, whose illustrations appeared in The New Southern Literary Messenger, published in Richmond, in the early 1980s. His cartoon memos to his office mates are treasured to this day. Dave had an engaging personality, and loved to be around people. Family, friends, and coworkers have variously described Dave as generous, sincere, receptive, funny, loyal, humble, intuitive, playful, unassuming, thoughtful, perceptive, gracious, surprising, mindful, enthusiastic, impish and unique. Dave was voted "Most Miscellaneous" in his high school graduating class, reflecting the diverse aspects of his personality. On line condolences may be posted care of Bleitz Funeral Home, www.bleitzfuneralhome.com.

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