David Michael Maier ’58 was born in Oak Park, Illinois, to Joseph Maier and Elizabeth (Carmichael) Maier. The family moved to Pomona, California, in 1946, where Dave received his early education. Dave joined the National Guard and was called up by the Army during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He attended a number of colleges through his career, including SCU and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, eventually graduating from San Jose State University with a bachelor’s degree in information technology. He moved to Northern California and took a job in computer operations with Lockheed Missiles and Space in Sunnyvale. He enjoyed a 30-year career at Lockheed and credited his brother Tom with launching him into the field by introducing him to General Dynamics in Southern California. He met Mary Bradley in San Francisco, and they were married in 1963, the beginning of 56 years of a happily married life together. The family spent many wonderful summer weekends at Rancho Navarro in the redwood forests of Northern California. They explored much of the western United States via camping, hiking, and motorcycle riding trips over the years. Along the way, Dave had an eclectic set of interests and hobbies, including music, computer programming, stained glass window making, beekeeping, painting, and travel. He passed away peacefully in his home on Feb. 14, 2019, at the age of 82. Dave is survived by his wife, Mary; children Dan and wife Joetta, Paul and wife Maureen, Mary Beth and husband Doug Evans, and Julianne ’88 and husband Brian Siegfried, who were a great source of pride and enjoyment for him; seven grandchildren (Ryan Maier, Luke Maier, Jake Maier, Kelly Evans, Leigh Evans, Sophie Maier, and Quinn Maier); brothers Tom and Bob; and many nieces and nephews.

29 Mar 2019