Skip to main content
David Dimond

David Dimond


David Emil Dimond was born May 16, 1952 in Heidelberg, Germany. He grew up in Valley Stream, Long Island, New York. Dave's love of space began early from the earliest days of the "space race" in the 1960s. The Mercury 7 were his heroes and set the bar for all those who followed in their footsteps. He graduated from Valley Stream Central High School in 1970 and then moved to Manhattan, Kansas (the Little Apple) to attend Kansas State University. He met his future wife, Pat, the first day of their freshman year and married on May 25, 1974, a week after graduation. After living in Illinois and Kansas for a short time, they moved to Boulder County, Colorado. Dave worked in I.T. for several years before retiring in 2019.

The night sky enthralled him, and the constellations were as familiar as his own neighborhood. He taught his three children and four grandchildren to love the night and identify the stars. Dave always knew when the next meteor shower or super moon would occur. He and Pat have a home in the mountains and Dave would spend the nights looking to the heavens to see the Milky Way and shooting stars.

One of the highlights of his life was attending Space Camp in 1987. He was among the first groups of adults to attend and was one of the few, if not only, non-teachers in the class.

Dave passed away on September 3, 2022 of Covid Pneumonia. His granddaughters say they know he's ok because the moon and the stars told them.

Give Today