I remember having dinner with Dave in Florida, a few years ago. I was there for an academic conference, and he had taken me to a decent restaurant in Orlando. We discussed various projects he was involved in, and reminisced about adventures with the Thursday Night Group. He had mentioned just how much he enjoyed being at Full Sail, and regaled me with stories - some of which I had heard already - about the vagaries of teaching students about how to design games, and not just write computer code for pretty CGI.
It's been a year since he passed away. Yes, I miss him - and Mike Ford, too, for that matter.