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.