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David Wesson ’51

David, an economics major who met wife Anita Dabrohua Wesson ’51 during his first week at Swarthmore, died June 3, 2019.

A Navy veteran of the Korean War, Dave worked for 34 years at Western Electric, then volunteered with Crisis Control Ministry in retirement. A multitalented musician, Dave was a longstanding member of his church choir, played French horn in the Winston-Salem (N.C.) Symphony Orchestra in the late 1950s and early 1960s, served as keyboardist in a jazz band, and accompanied family sing-alongs with his Italian accordion.

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