Dave Hillsberg Obituary, Death – It is with great sorrow that we learned about the death of Dave Hillsberg, who died recently according to a report from online sources. The death news has caused a lot of reactions on social media which has caused family and friends to mourn. Every beginning of life always leads to its natural conclusion. One of the accomplishments of human existence is the leaving of memories behind, and although life itself is just temporary, memories can often last a lifetime. We learned about Dave Hillsberg’s death news through a user on social media, the statement reads below.
It is with a heavy heart that I share sad news. Dave Hillsberg passed away last Friday. Dave was my best friend.
Dave was the personification of being a good friend to everyone in his life. He loved his wife, Bridget Brooke, and his son Ben and daughter Stella with all his heart. He was a loving brother to Jen, Geoffrey, and Brian, and son to Nona and Jon. If you ever met Dave, his zest for life was infectious and you should consider yourself lucky.
I first met Dave on the basketball court of Camp Susquehannock during the summer of 1992, he was in Razz and I was in Hop. He had over sized basketball shorts and somewhat shaggy hair with swagger unfitting of a white boy on the basketball court. We were friends at camp for several years competing against each other in sports before we became very good friends once we became counselors together.
We lived our best lives in the summer at Camp where we really became best friends. Dave knew how to have fun no matter what you were doing. During the first summer without camp during 2002, I lived at his parents house and the guest room was renamed Ned’s room.
We had countless adventures in our adult lives, many Phish concerts and festivals like the 1st Bonaroo in 2002 and the most recent WinterWonderGrass. We saw my last Phish show together prior to the pandemic and the first one after the pandemic hiatus. We traveled to Egypt, Saint Lucia, and Palau on dive trips. He was one of my groomsmen, helped throw me a great bachelor party and I returned the favor when he got married.
We collected wine together and took wine trips to Paso and Napa. Dave was a total foodie and I learned a ton from him. He encouraged me to try new things, eat well and get outside of my food comfort zone many times. I was Dave’s travel agent advice guy, so I always got to be an arm chair traveler in his endless adventures.
Dave was friend I could call when i had nothing to talk about at all just to say whats up and bullshit. There are many people hurting right now with his loss. We all lost a piece of ourselves when he left us. I’ve dreaded having to share this news front facing on Facebook and I’ve tried to tell as many people prior to posting this.
There will be a service near his home in Hermosa Beach this Thursday, November 16 followed by Shiva and a celebration of life as Dave would have wanted. PM if you would like the details as some things are still being worked out.
Until we meet again my friend, I love you and I miss you terribly.