Alm, David W. "Dave" beloved husband for 33 years of Sue Alm (nee Crossey); devoted son of Sally and the late Robert Alm; loving brother of Jim and the late Kathy Disrud; adored uncle and special friend. An Attorney and Vietnam Veteran, Dave was a charming, humble and empathetic presence in the lives of all who knew him. Dave listened and cared. Most everyone who met Dave came away with both a greater appreciation for something new and at least one book. His greatness lay in his natural attention to the world around him and those in it. The rare man who was as comfortable with hot dogs at Wrigley Field as he was at the Chicago Symphony. Dave mingled interests in fine arts, sports, history, world travel, cuisine and voracious reading in a rich and varied life. Dave concentrated on the good things in life and when his many friends were with him, they tended to concentrate on them as well. In honor of Dave's love of reading, memorial donations may be made in his name to the Downer's Grove Public Library, where Dave and Sue spent many Friday nights, 1050 Curtiss St., Downer's Grove, IL. 60515 or to the library of your choice. Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 13th, from 2 to 9 p.m., and funeral service 11:30 a.m., Thursday, September 14th, at the Toon Funeral Home, 4920 Main Street, Downers Grove, IL. Interment Clarendon Hills Cemetery, Darien, IL. www.ToonFuneralHome.com or 630-968-0408
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Published in Chicago Sun-Times from Sept. 11 to Sept. 12, 2006