David was born in London, England and moved to the United States in 1951 with his father Sidney, mother Doris and sister Susan Backshall.
He graduated from Locust Valley High School in 1961 and Ohio State University in 1965. He served in the United States Army in 1966 and 1967. Upon his return home he went to work on Wall Street for 48 years.
David was a loving husband of 47 years to his wife Victoria (Vicki Blatt), proud father of Jonathan, Daniel and Peter, grateful father-in-law to Barbara, Lesley and Katie. David adored his grandchildren, Shannon, Danny, Ryan, Tyler, Elle and Clark. Bonded to his sister, Susan and brother-in-law Bob. He was “unckie” to Tracy, Mike and Olivia and Uncle to Leslie and Leah. Close cousin to Gordon. In 2011 he and his wife moved to the Villages in Florida where he enjoyed the company of old and new friends. Burial private. Receiving family and friends on June 5, at 12:30 p.m. at the Locust Valley Fire House.