"He was then just cashing in part of his retirement from Procter and Gamble," Mr. Struever recalled. "When I first met him, I liked him immediately. He was a fun, good-hearted soul. Over the years, I learned that Dave was indefatigable in his good will, and he was steadfast in his belief in his two sons. He was there for them in heart and soul, a backer, banker and business adviser."