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.
I was a server at Los Gringos Locos and I still remember Dave and his friends coming in to hydrate on beer and margaritas after playing tennis. It was always a good time serving them. Dave was full of life. He spread love, laughter, and joy all around. I always loved seen him and his wife Linda too. They were the sweetest and most loving couple I have ever met and the way they still loved each other after being together almost their entire life was just so heartwarming. He always talked about his wife, children, and grandchildren with so much love. I will always remember Dave. My prayers and thoughts are with the Nydams.
Dave knew and lived the virtue of inclusiveness, first inviting our family to join his small church group, and then for Thanksgiving, decades ago, a tradition for many, many more celebrations. That generosity of spirit will never be forgotten ♥️