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Dec 23

Stacy and David

Today, we lost one of our own with the passing of David Dithmart, man in life of Stacy Jenel Smith.

Iowa native David was an actor whose credits included TV shows, commercials  and independent films, but his most widely-appreciated performance was at Mel’s Drive-In in Sherman Oaks, where he was a waiter known as “Double D.”

A dispenser of sayings, stories, witticisms, wisdom, sports analysis, inspiration, thoughts for the day, uplifting chats, silliness and, sometimes, free songs on the jukebox, he tended to make an impact.  David was admittedly a big kid himself, and he had a great way with children, especially his unofficial step-daughter, Darcy Rice.   Survived by brothers Robert and Terry Cram and sister Debbie,  David touched the lives of many.   He will be sorely missed.

A memorial was held at Sherman Oaks Lutheran Church (next door to Mel’s) Jan. 18 at 10 a.m.   David Slide Show Click here to see slideshow by Darcy Rice that was presented at memorial.

5 Responses to “R.I.P. David Allen Dithmart 1950-2010”

  1. Lynda Cook Says:

    I am so sorry to hear about David’s passing. We we friends for many years and I lost touch with him when I married and moved to North Carolina. It is such a shock. He was a good person. With such talent and potential. It is comforting to know that he found happiness, he had someone who loved him and whom he loved.

  2. Lauren Cheever Says:

    David was a very dear friend of mine, one of the best. I was heart-broken to hear of his passing. To this day I still think of him. His wisdom, humor, and sensitivity I will carry with me always. Thank you for loving me David, and thank you for changing my life. I will never forget you! If anyone reading this knows where David was laid to rest, please post a message, I would love to pay my final respects…. RIP my friend

  3. Stacy Jenel Smith Says:

    David’s ashes were scattered at his parents’ family plot in Iowa, and in his beloved Pacific Ocean. Thank-you for your lovely words — Sjs

  4. Catie Says:

    Never to be forgotten…..what a wonderful man!!!! Love you David!!!

  5. Lauren Says:

    Thank you Stacy. I was thinking of David earlier and wanted to watch the video your daughter made. It is lovely. Im surprised he didnt want his ashes scattered at James Dean grave with a note that said “you I love” … :)

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