at Quinn’s Pub
David Bullock, photo from July 6, 2006
Left: David in APCG Ball costume around 2000. Right: Bill
Evans, David's late partner
Photos clockwise: David in Patagonia March 2005;
David & Tim at Finistere in August 1994, David in CGPOA Dinner costume
sun came out seemingly as a tribute to that most gentle and gentlemanly man.
loving partner Tim Webster put together a nice spread with an open bar at the
West side pub.
would have liked this” he said.
David was very movingly eulogized by long-term friends from both
inside and outside the Cherry Grove community."
Thank you all for coming to remember David. I have been truly
lucky in life. There have been three men whom I loved -- two are no longer
here. But life, thru the one who remains, brought me a step daughter
Samantha who helped me unlearn the propaganda I was brought up with that queer
people ought not be allowed to be with children. Sam (and her dad Richard)
showed me that gay people are indeed fine to be around kids. And she, I and
others passed that awareness on to David. From David especially I've known
love, and I hope to know it again.
Samantha Gottlieb, Tim's step daughter
this is a chance to remember and share (and we hope that's the
purpose of the open bar)
how complementary - 23 years together brought the joy of
life........David showed the joy of hospitality, everywhere: once when I was
stranded overnight by a snowstorm at a friend's countryhouse where David and
Tim were also staying, David not only made up the bed in my room and turned
down the covers but left a chocolate on my pillow. This was typical of his
Eduardo Zeiger spoke of David's reserve and steadiness.
We met David and Tim in the early '90's They were at my then
"illegal" wedding in '96; later my husband Sheldon and I adopted 2
infant kids, who are now 9 and 11. Sheldon died of a heart attack three years
ago; Tim said "Loss, it sucks"
By coincidence, the next summer we rented next door to
Finistere; the kids really loved its hot tub!
Someday you will lose someone you love, and you never get over it, it is
like a broken leg that still hurts when the wind gets cold, but you learn to
dance with the limb (La Mott?)
David was reserved and charming, revealed himself slowly.
At 2020 Invasion Tim, Todd Erickson and I formed a regatta of
kayaks and David dressed us with sunhats to match the boats.
More seriously, Barbara related sitting bedside with her late
partner Lois Fisher in hospice on the last day of her life, with David on one
side of the bed and Barbara on the other, each holding one of Lois's hands.
Bill Jochimsen spoke about David's years of unceasing volunteerism
and service to CherryGrove organizations, from the perspective of a guest at
David's and Tim's house: "They were always doing chores at the 'community
Bill's wife Sharon Jochimsen recalled business their travel with
David and Tim to cities like Bologna, Venice and Seville. She related with
special fondness what a great ballroom dance partner David was at formal
company events. One anecdote was getting to the hotel in Venice during a winter
visit: she and David took the public "vaporetto" boat,and her
husband and Tim rode on the open freight boat with her
mountains of luggage -- fortunately it had stopped rainin
I grew up with Tim, as a hetero couple my wife Judy and I learned
so much from them - despite the propaganda we had learned, gay people can be
loving parents, have family life, offer hospitality, be wonderful hosts.
In 1996 he helped dress me and showed me how to walk and act
in the Invasion.
We were part of a group of seven people on a hiking trip in the
White Mountains of New Hampshire in the early 90's, and although we three
straight guys thought we were in good shape & had the right hiking gear and
footwear, at the end of the day it was the women (my wife & another woman)
and gays (David & Tim) who got it right and got to the Greenleaf Hut
first. David packed everything -- including ingredients for gin & tonics,
and even packed ice cubes in a thermos. We were the only people who had
cocktails at the hut that evening.
David was summed up in the Elizabethan expression: "he
is a man of parts" -- many skills, and emotions, gestures,
intellect, depth of character, trustworthy
Rae Di Stefano, former APCG president
“ People don't die, they just aren't there for a while”
Don Percassi (A Chorus Line original cast member) & Tim
Sherr Rase & Roy Lozano, dancer & Don Percassi's life
Toni Cesta & Jane Haber
Carl Luss, Cherry Grove historian and fundraising expert
Gene Rohrer, Philis Raskin, Eric Coyne
Evelyn Danko & Philis Raskin
Jon Anderson, Philis Raskin's husband
Lana & Michael Abdis
From left: Philis Raskin, CJ Rosen, Peg Ryan
Joyce Yaeger, Diane Romano
Patricia Goff, David Medina