In Memory

David Restovich



 
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04/09/11 09:32 PM #1    

Joanie Hyler (PGHSAA Representative)

Monterey County Herald, CA June 8, July 21, 2003 pB7, B5

David Restovich May 6, 1953-May 9, 2003 David passed away May 9th, 2003, three days after his 50th birthday following a long and very courageous battle with cancer. David never walked away from a fight and his battle with cancer was no different. He fought for life every day, through every treatment, and with his very last breath. David grew up in Pacific Grove moved to Santa Cruz in 1970 and considered Fresno his second home. His interest in high-end stereo equipment took him to Fresno and earned him a reputation as a visionary. He was the driving force behind Economy Office Furniture in Fresno for over 20 years, being involved in every aspect of office design. David was involved with several civic organizations in Fresno and is perhaps best known for his wonderful radio voice and television presence. He looked forward to Clovis Big Hat Days so he could judge the chili cook-off. David loved good food and delighted in taking his wife and stepdaughter to out of the way places he swore by. He always loved finding the best local spots because they had the best food. Ambiance wasn’t always important but excellent food was. David was heavily involved in the police department for Parlier and loved going on patrol with his beloved dog Hammer. The two of them were truly a force to be reckoned with as any unfortunate criminal could attest. David was an excellent marksman and could shoot a wasp’s nest off a rafter at 50 paces. David met the love of hs life over 15 years ago and as with most fairy tales, it took them that long to make things work. Lynda joined David in Seattle in 2001 and together with her daughter Ashleigh they made up the family they had always hoped and longed for. David delighted in taking Ashleigh to taco trucks and out of the way dives in Seattle to introduce her to exotic food and drink. And being true to his 10-year-old heart, a spit wad fight broke out every time they all went out for dinner. David died at home, in the arms of his beloved wife Lynda, surrounded by his dear friend Don Ostergard and the mother-in-law he adored. He is very sorely missed every day. Those who truly knew David found him to be a man of passion, a man with a huge heart, a devotion to his wife Lynda, step-daughter Ashleigh and his closest friends. Memorial services for David will be held Saturday, June 14, 2003 at Redwood Glenn in Woodward Park in Fresno at 10 a.m. Please join Lynda, Ashleigh and all of his friends for a genuine celebration of David’s life. Contact lifelong friend Scott Bray at 633-6330 for more information.

Fresno Bee on 6/8/2003.

David Restovich passed away on May 9, 2003, days after his 50th birthday, after a long and very courageous battle with cancer. David was the driving force behind Economy Office Furniture for over 15 years, ultimately as President of the business. David was involved with several civic organizations in Fresno including Big Brothers, and The Masonic Lodge. He received national recognition from Steelcase, The National Office Furniture Marketing Association, and NeoCon for his excellence in business. David was heavily involved in police work from his early days in Issaquah, WA, on patrol to his work with the Merced County Narcotics Task Force and continuing with the Parlier force until he left the Fresno area in 2000. David died at home, surrounded by his beloved wife Lynda, friends and family. He is, and will continue to be, sorely missed every day. A Memorial Service for David will be held at Redwood Glenn in Woodward Park, on Saturday, June 14, 2003, at 10:00 a.m. Please join Lynda, Ashleigh, and all of his friends for a genuine celebration of David's life.

Knockout II, Aug. 2003

David Restovich was born May 6, 1953 in Pacific Grove and died May 9, 2003 at home in Los Angeles, three days after his 50th birthday following a long and very courageous battle with cancer. His interest in high-end stereo equipment took him to Fresno, where he was the driving force behind Economy Office Furniture for over 20 years and involved in office design. David never walked away from a fight and his battle with cancer was no different. He fought for life every day, through every treatment and with his very, last breath. David grew up in Pacific Grove moved to Santa Cruz in 1970 but considered Fresno his second home. He is survived by his wife Lynda and his stepdaughter Ashleigh and sister Denise Restovich Paoluca ‘75. (class of 1971; of Los Angeles, CA


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