In Memory

David Liff

David LiffDavid Stanley Liff was born June 17,1950 in Cleveland,Ohio. He attended Cleveland Heights High School and graduated from Baldwin-Wallace College with a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education, with a minor in Mathematics. He broke numerous records for their football team, The Yellow Jackets, playing linebacker.
He worked his way through Ohio for the railroad, through Martha's Vineyard selling vacuum cleaners, and Cincinnati for a wholesale fruit and vegetable market and then in the late 1970's he joined his mother and sister in Miami where he eventually became the manager/buyer of Laurenzo's Farmer's Market, for 24 years. Here he met the love of his life Roma. He relaxed as hard as he worked. Roma and David traveled extensively throughout the US and Canada, visiting every state but three.Their travels were concentrated on the National Parks in the mountain states and Canadian provinces.
In addition, they visited Europe and Mexico several times. David used his math background in retirement playing in a bridge club at the Jewish Community Center. No longer lifting heavy weights as he did in his youth, he remained active working out with light weights, walking, swimming and playing basketball, and playing with his beloved German Shepard dogs: Leiba, Sabra, Angel, Seikie, Aspen and last but not least, his most recent dog, Glacier. He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur Liff, his mother, Betty Liff, his brother James Liff, and his nephew Adam Thilem. He is survived by his wife and love of over thirty two years, Romana Liff, his sister Harriet Gutter, and his niece Natalie Burkhaulter.
Source : Levitt Weinstein North Miami B

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08/24/17 11:40 AM #4    

Douglas Gallagher

Condolences to the family. David was a teamate and a terrific person. I'm sure he will be sorely missed. Gone way too soon. R.I.P. 

08/24/17 01:04 PM #5    

Joel Saltzman

David was such a nice guy. And when he was amused, as often happened, his smile lit up the room. My sincere condolences to David's entire family.

08/24/17 01:24 PM #6    

Michael Resnick

I remember David well from Taylor Elementary. We became pretty good friends during those years. I would often go home with him after school to play catch and throw around the football and his Mom would drive me home. I have always wondered about him and am saddened to hear of his passing. Really good guy and great athelete. He will be missed.

08/24/17 03:25 PM #7    

Marlene Iafornaro (Roberto)

David and I were friends at Heights, but continued to hang out while he was at BW.  Shared many laughs and good times.  (He was my secret crush).  Gone too soon, you Handsome Guy!! RIP, my friend.

08/24/17 07:01 PM #8    

Cindy Udelson (Glazer)

David's death, like all of our classmates who have died, is sobering. I remember them all with fondness. David was a genuinely nice guy. My condolences to his family and friends.

I wanted to share the following email I received...

From: Sherry Jones "I want to send my condolesences to Dave's family. I knew Dave from high school and if it weren't for him I never would have met my husband of 44 years, Ken Jones. He set me up on a blind date and said "we would really hit it off." Boy was he right. He was a good friend to both of us."

08/24/17 07:56 PM #9    

Nancy Udelson

David was such a nice guy...I remember he had a really GREAT BIG ID bracelet that I believe I wore for a very short time.  I am so sad to hear this news.  

08/24/17 08:38 PM #10    

Debby Reiff (Greenberg)

Another Taylor guy gone too soon. RIP

08/25/17 08:10 PM #11    

Judith Waxler (Mintz)

I am so very sad to hear this news. David and I were very friendly in high school. We lost touch over the years. He had a beautiful smile , a kind heart and was very handsome. The best thing I could say about David is that he was a kind person. We will be missed. My deepest condolences to his sister Harriet and the rest of his family.  RIP.....

08/26/17 12:06 PM #12    

Karen Giannantonio (Rempel)

And yet another. So sad. David was a "Hello" buddy to me, mostly because he dated one of my best pals, Linda Rudy, for a short while. I remember him as a very nice guy, and oh, so handsome. My heart goes out to his family and friends.

08/27/17 10:05 PM #13    

Robert Zelwin

Senior year in gym class we were playing volleyball.  David thought it would be a good idea if I sat on his shoulders and I was spiking the ball. Both teams got a big laugh. Our gym teacher, Mr.Koehnle didn't think it was funny. He yanked me off of David's shoulders and paddled us in front of the class. David was concerned that I may have been hurt. I wasn't. We played basketball in a league together at the JCC and we won  the championship. He had a great shot from the corner. If only there was a three point line back then. I always considered him to be a real " cool " guy, without having to pretend to be. May he rest in peace and may his memory be for a blessing.

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