David passed away at 3:37am on December 31st, 2016. It was the result of a sudden, massive stroke. He was 79 years of age.

We have lost a great poet, scholar, musician, and jazz historian. He was a loving husband and father, and a great soul.

He was a wonderful friend whose gentle spirit, sense of humor, and astonishing capacity for sake made him a joy to be with.

We will miss him terribly.

      Greg & Keiko Levasseur