Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
My ears had heard of you but now my eyes have seen you.
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.
Monica and I have fond memories of being your neighbor. Seems like yesterday we were watching Dave catch Lauren in the driveway and recruiting Dave and Bob on my Glendale Muni Basketball team and drinking beers at Round Table when we (finally) won the championship. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Dave was my childhood sweetheart, my best friend, and my partner in life. He was a loving father, grandfather, and friend to many. He was inquisitive, interested in so many things, thoughtful, hard working, fun loving, and most importantly a man of faith. I will think of him every day as I travel my journey now without him but know that the memories we shared, our love and the family he has left behind will give me strength on that journey until we see each other again. I love you Dave.
Dave was a heckuva teammate. Great guy and someone I looked up to.