In Loving Memory

David Nydam


David Nydam
12-11-60 to 11-18-21

Dave was born in San Diego on Dec. 11, 1960 as the 3rd of 5 children (Jack, Jim, Dave, Sallie and Bob) to Donald and Esther Nydam. The family moved to Moraga, California and then to La Canada when Dave was in elementary school. He grew up in the La Canada schools and enjoyed playing on the football and baseball teams. Dave got his degree in Finance and went to work for IBM from graduation until June of 2020. Dave married his high school sweetheart Linda Bierling in May 1983 and had 2 children, Lauren (married Jacob Hockett and has 2 girls Cathrine and Aoife) and Daniel (married Jessica Benson and has 1 girl Abrielle).

Dave loved spending time with the kids and grandkids and the entire extended family. He also loved golfing and tennis with his friends, fishing, surfing, gardening, teaching Sunday School, leading small group Bible studies, coaching softball and Y Winners basketball, serving on the La Canada Parks and Recreation, serving as an elder and deacon in various churches, traveling, the Dodgers, and learning new things about people he met. Dave’s curiosity about life and people knew no bounds. He was a man of faith who loved God and lived out that faith by loving others. His love for his family and friends and his laughter and joy will be missed by his children, grandchildren, siblings, in-laws, and many friends but we know he has been reunited in heaven with his parents, grandparents, his mother-in-law, brother-in-law and many aunts and uncles and cousins who have gone before him.

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Terry Sanchez  -   152 days ago

I only knew Dave for a few years while playing tennis. I became aware immediately that he was both a great competitor, player and human being. He was one of the truly nice and caring persons I have ever known. He was full of life and love for others. I miss him and will never forget him. My prayers for him and his family.

Paul and Cindy Trollinger  -   153 days ago

We got to know Dave through his father-in-law Bill Bierling. Over the last couple of decades, we were blessed with the opportunity to get to know Dave and the genuinely kind person he was. Each fall, I had the pleasure of interacting with Dave weekly because of a football pool that I run. Dave would always text me and include comments and questions. I always looked forward to his text because it would make me smile. It gave me a peek into the person Dave was and his sense of humor. He became someone we admired and longed to know better. We will miss him.

Curt and Kathy Spykstra  -   153 days ago

Dave became a part of our extended family with my mom, Harriet, married Bill's daughter, Linda. We live in CO. so did not get to see Dave often. However, on many occasion we heard about what a wonderful person, husband, father, and grandfather he was. On August 28th of this year we were able to spend an entire day with Dave. Dave and Linda met us in Cherry Valley while were we were visiting Harriet and Bill. Dave insisted on buying Bill a new TV to watch sports on, especially the Broncos! This was a glimpse of the kind and generous person Dave was. He was full of joy when talking about Linda, his kids, and the grandkids. His zest for life was apparent when he talked about travel, VBS, the Dodgers, retirement living, friends and family, etc.. It was evident that Dave was a man of faith and it was central to who he was. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Nydam family!!