David Mathson was a big guy with a big heart and a great sense of humor. I remember when he and his big brother Bill Mathson came to our school. Dave was always one to make you laugh and he certainly was a lover of life and of course the girls. I enjoyed playing football with Dave and getting to know him as a good friend. We had a lot of fun times together in high school and I'm sorry we didn't get to see each other after our graduation.
David Mathson was a great guy and a good friend. He left behind a lot of friends who still hold him in their hearts and the thought of him makes us all smile! Thanks for the laughs and good times, Dave. You made our high school days much better because of you.
I miss you, my friend.
I do miss Dave. Many of us called him Sandy. When he told a joke, it was always better when you heard it from him. He lived right across from the high school parking lot. We had some good times sitting on the wall at Rio Del Mar. I remember driving my 59 Impala Convertible with Sandy on the passenger side and Ron Rose, Butch Hoularis and somebody else in the back seat. We were going by the cafeteria, about 9 at night and Rose punched a hole in my brand new, one day old, convertible top while being relegated to the middle of the back seat. Sandy roared. Then, we went around the corner of the gym, starting to go toward Henry and Richard Mori's house. The left front rim broke away from the rim center that held the knockoff and sparks were flying from the left front like we were going to catch fire in the car. Raymond Armstrong was in front of Mori's house and Raymond came running to me laughing all the way, just like everyone knows that Raymond would. The car is sitting in the middle of the street with one wheel as flat as a pancake- but no more sparks. Sandy and Raymond took turns telling me how dumb I was. Then Ass't. Chief Dietz came by, just getting off duty. He says "Charlie, what happened?" I told him that the wheel fell off because there was a bunch of fat guys in the car. Dietz looked around and said "Any cops" We said no. Then Mr. Dietz said " I'll leave a couple of flares and I am getting out of here". Everybody laughed especially Sandy and Raymond. After we graduated, Sandy confided to me that his red and white cells were out of balance and the Doctors aren't really sure what to do and it is kind of dangerous. That shook me up. A few months later I was told by someone that he sat down at the beach and passed away. I was so shook up that I just really could not accept that he passed away. I still wish that it never happened. I still miss him.