David “Dave” James Hollweger
October 20, 1937- July 18, 2020
David “Dave” James Hollweger, beloved husband of Brenda, crossed the threshold peacefully on the evening of July 18, 2020 while under the compassionate hospice care of the nurses and doctors at Georgetown University Hospital, Washington DC. He was 82 years of age, and had advanced Parkinson’s Disease.
Dave was born on October 20, 1937 in Oceanside, CA to the late Frederick Karl Hollweger and Elizabeth (McCaslin) Hollweger. He graduated from Sweetwater High School in 1955, and from UCLA in 1961. For 38 years he worked as a Propulsion Design Engineer initially for McDonnell Douglas, and later Boeing mainly in St. Louis, MO, where he met and married Brenda. His final 3 year-project as Propulsion Chief on the F/18 Super Hornet Strike Fighter brought them to Calvert County, MD, where he retired in January 1999. Dave was a member of the UCLA Alumni Association, and the (AAAS)/American Association for the Advancement of Science. He enjoyed reading and triking, and in his younger days, skiing, biking and a little golf.
He is survived by his wife Brenda, his sister Ruth Eastham & family in San Clemente, CA, and his brother Henry Hollweger in Olympia, WA. His deep, quiet presence and wry sense of humor will be sadly missed, as the world bids farewell to a very special and beloved human being.
A Memorial Service to celebrate his life will be held later at Middleham & St. Peter’s Parish. Condolences to the family may be made at www.rauschfuneralhomes.com. In lieu of any further gifts please send donations to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research at www.michaeljfox.org.