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David Carl Traub

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April 7, 1963 ~ June 10, 2013

David Carl Traub, age 50, of Alexandria, VA died on Monday, June 10, 2013 at INOVA Mount Vernon hospital. He was born on April 7, 1963 in Los Angeles, CA.
David was the beloved son of Paula Schoenfeld Traub of Alexandria, VA and the late Joseph E. Traub, loving brother of Michael Traub of Enumclaw, WAand Daniel Traub of Alexandria, VA, he is also survived by many other family members and friends.
Friends of David Traub! Please join us at River Farm in Alexandria, VA on Sunday, August 18 at 1:00 p.m. to celebrate David's life. We are putting together a picture board to display; please message Jeri Leeth directly or email her at if you have some great pictures you would like to share. Light food and drinks will be served. Let's celebrate David with good memories & camaraderie! If you have any questions please message me. Here are the directions to River Farm:

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  1. Friday, June 14, 2013 It’s not fair for a child to precede their parent in death. Why oh why has this happened? What could have been done to prevent such a tragedy? Sadly there is no clear answer. David was a gentle soul. He didn’t want to cause anyone any trouble. He was always putting other people’s needs above his own and failed to take care of himself, knowing full well the consequences of not doing so. Taking care of me was a priority for him. Preparing gourmet meals and bringing me goodies from the grocery. A regular occurrence. It made him happy knowing how much I enjoyed them. We can now think of him with fondness and remember his kindness, wit, odd sense of humor, humanity and generosity. His very presence was commanding to all who knew him. I loved my youngest son so much, and I will miss him forever. David’s Mom

  2. Hi David and Family: I didn’t know you well but consider you a friend from the FHHS home of the Fighting Federals!! My brother-in-law, Brian Cerutti, talks very highly of you, so I’m sorry I didn’t get the chance to meet you after all. When our Lord calls our loved ones home, he leaves a gift of memories in exchange. I’m sure your mom and your brothers are filled with memories of your wonderful loving and caring nature. RIP David and we’ll miss you at the upcoming anniversary/reunion. You will be with us in spirit, I know. – With deepest sympathy – Barbara Krauss-Cerutti "Boo" (FHHS Class of ’74)

  3. I knew Dave in high school (FHHS 1981). He was a great guy who will be missed by all. God bless you.

  4. I worked with Dave for years, and he had many moods–sometimes caustic, sometimes compassionate–always high-intensity. He had a sharp wit and knew a lot about this world. Good luck in the next one, buddy…

  5. I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of David, a close friend of mine back in high school. David was a great guy, and I’m sorry I lost contact with him in later years until we recently met up again online.

  6. One of the greatest joys of my childhood were the times when we got together with our cousins. Dave was so much fun. He, and my sister Becky were two peas in a pod. So fun to listen to those two. I remember one Easter in Alexandria, where the hunt for the eggs was overshadowed by the mad scramble to find as many candy carrots as possible. I am thankful that I was able to reconnect with Dave these past few years via the internet. Aunt Paula, my deepest sympathies, my heart goes out to you, and you are in my thoughts and prayers. ~Sue

  7. To the Traub family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I knew Dave in Jr High and High School and lost touch for many years. Via the Internet we just recently became reacquainted. My very best to you in the coming trying days.

  8. I have been cooking a lot this week and have thought of Dave throughout. Cooking is one thing that Dave loved so much to do and I was blessed to have enjoyed many of his creations. I am shocked by his passing and will cherish my memories of him as long as I live. Peace be with you my friend and with your family at this time.

  9. David and I worked together for several years and had several laughs together. If I was having a tough day he always knew how to make me smile or cheer me up. He will be missed and I’m sorry I never got to say goodbye. May his family and friends get through this time of sadness.

  10. I’ve been very lucky to meet extraordinary people in my life, and a number of them can be described by some as "difficult". Okay, many. But they in turn could use the same word to describe the world they find themselves in. They’re so singular and unique that society doesn’t know what to do with them. I personally find them therapeutic. One thing they all have in common is a powerful moral sense, one that they can’t quiet or anesthetize. This causes their emotional lives to be very painful, because of a restless dismay with intolerance, know-nothingness, pettiness or cruelty. Yet people like Dave have always impacted their creativity in the world. Some have changed the culture. Some jar people out of their routines. And some simply make a home in our memories. They help to remind me to make sure that the concrete hasn’t hardened around my shoes, and that there are more things in life other than the structures that I make my daily compromises in. We will always need people like this.

  11. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I had been David’s supervisor at Oblon, Spivak et al. until May 2006. He was a very kind man.

  12. Before he died, Dave had made preliminary plans to get away and spend this week at my house in Dewey Beach DE (provided his insurance company would approve the out-of-town dialysis in Rehoboth.) This clearly did not come to pass and I just spent a long weekend there by myself instead. But he was on my mind the whole time. I kept imagining what he would say and do in everything I encountered. In a way, it did feel like he was there with me after all.

  13. I had the privilege of working with Dave at ICC a long time ago. He was both a co-worker and a friend. He was intelligent, witty, a great conversationalist and a good listener. I’m very sorry that he is gone. My condolences to his family.

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