David Smith

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David Crittenden Burr Smith
01 Oct 1942 - 20 Jun 2000
Foggy City Dancers


David Crittenden Burr Smith
October 1, 1942 — June 20, 2000

Dave Smith died June 20 of complication of HIV and AIDS, He was 57 years old. He had struggled the past several months with various opportunistic infections which he finally could not overcome. David died peacefully in the arms of his longtime partner Steve Cella, with whom he had spent the last 14 years of his life.

David was born in Toledo, Ohio and spent his early years there and in Jackson, Michigan. David graduated from the University of Kansas in 1964 and received his Master's from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. After several years in Washington D.C., David moved to San Francisco in 1982.

Anyone who knew David knew what a craftsman he was; and of his boundless energy. David could build anything with his hands.

In addition to his partner, Steve, David leaves many friends in San Francisco, Washington D.C., Toledo, Ohio, Jackson, Michigan and Florida. He is survived by a brother, Tom, of Oakton, Virginia and many other relatives.

In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. A service is planned for Saturday, July 8 at 3 p.m. at Metropolitan Community Church, 150 Eureka St., San Francisco. For information call (415) 587-7161. [1]



  1. Bay Area Reporter (San Francisco, CA), Thursday 06 Jul 2000