2 events this week to remember David Dean Smith

From Prudential Northwest Realty, sent tonight by Barb Joseph:

With great sadness we report the passing of David Dean Smith, a longtime West Seattle and, more recently, Burien Realtor. David died in the early morning hours of November 3, 2011.

David started his real estate career in March 1983 with Ron Turner Realty (later becoming Prudential Benton, then Prudential Northwest Realty Associates) in West Seattle and was still a very active broker with Prudential Northwest at the time of his death. David was known for his generous mentoring of new agents and caring friendship to so many of his fellow real estate associates.

Some of David’s many friends have arranged to get together to remember him Tuesday afternoon (November 15th) at 3 pm at Christos on Alki, 2508 Alki SW. Everyone is welcome.

Services will be held at 11 am on November 19th at Our Lady of Guadalupe School Auditorium in West Seattle at 3401 SW Myrtle.

Mr. Smith was 53 years old, according to his Seattle Times (WSB partner) obituary.

6 Replies to "2 events this week to remember David Dean Smith"

  • 4thGen West Side November 15, 2011 (10:00 am)

    David Dean “The Machine” was a good man. We can all aspire to have just a portion of his energy and spunk.

  • Dustin November 15, 2011 (10:04 am)

    Saddened greatly to hear this. My wife and I lived next door to David right after we got married and you could not describe a kinder more generous individual.

    A perfect example of his gracious nature was when he realized all we had to take care of our lawn was an old push mower that had come with the house we were renting. Having only known us for a matter of weeks he offered to let us borrow anything we thought we might need from his garage.

    About a year after we moved to another location in WS my wife and I ran into David while running errands. Despite not having seen us for more than a year he took time to ask us how we were and was genuinely delighted to hear that we had bought a house and were doing well.

    My condolences to both his family and friends for their loss.

  • Matt McCoy November 15, 2011 (11:45 am)

    What a sad thing to see. What memories of Dave Smith I have. Playing ball with him, one year in particular…..perhaps the greatest summer that a team, and their families may have ever had!!! You know who you are! Dave was one the most fun loving people I have ever known. What a tragic loss for everyone. He will leave a great void with everyone he touched. RIP – “Jaime the Yiddish Jackhammer”!!!

  • Darryl Eng November 15, 2011 (1:50 pm)

    What a great fun guy. I met him when I started my real estate career in 1994 when I was at Cayce & Gain. He was always so nice to me and up beat. Working with him was a hoot. The last few years, he joined my martial arts club and lost about 60 lbs working out with the guys. It was fun to see him really enjoy working out with us and the fun he brought. I will miss you David.

  • Tom Melancon November 15, 2011 (3:09 pm)

    I met David through the West Seattle Martial Arts Club as well. He seemed like such a sweet man, and I really enjoyed his sense of humor. We are all going to miss his presence there.

  • Gary Nathanson November 15, 2011 (10:19 pm)

    I’m devastated at the thought of his passing. We had so much fun working together; we first met working at Ron Turner, Realtors back in the early ’80’s and it was such a great time in my life and David was a part of it. I empathise with everyone else who feels the loss. He will be missed by all those he touched with his life.

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