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In Tribute to David W. Laychak
40 years old.   Residence: Manassas, Va.
Died in Pentagon

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Dave will always be remembered for his exceptionally kind nature, his intellectual brilliance, and his competitiveness in sports. He grew up in a great family; had an exceptional family of his own; and was a dear friend to so many. Still ten years later, there is a void that Dave once filled. Thanks be to God that according to His plan, we will meet again. See you then!

*** Posted by Greg Goehring on 2011-09-20 ***

Dave Laychak was the one of the nicest and funniest people I ever met.
I am certain Will Farrell stole his comedy "stuff" from Dave.
No one I knew in College at Brown had so many people that wanted to be his friend. Everyone loved him.
He was the best of us!

*** Posted by Mike Lopez on 2011-09-11 ***

On this ten year remembrance day of this horrible tragedy, my church gave each of its members a name on a card. Each name was one of the souls lost on September 11. David W. Laychak is now more than a name printed on a card. Through the messages written here, I am introduced to David, a warm, loving father and husband. It would have been a pleasure to have known him.

*** Posted by Debi on 2011-09-11 ***

Dave and I helped coach our sons in youth basketball and soccer in Sierra Vista, Arizona.

My wife and I moved to Harrogate, England in 1999 and got back to Sierra Vista in May 2000. We ran into Dave and his family at Peter Piper Pizza right before they were going to move to the D.C. area after accepting his job at the Pentagon.

We are thinking of them on this day.

*** Posted by Dave and GIna Labanow on 2011-05-02 ***

Just wanted to let Dave's family and wife and children know he has not been forgotten.  I was a year ahead of him at Brown and knew him as a kinda quiet guy, a very very nice guy with a good head on his shoulders.

His fraternity has remembered Dave and the three other brothers we lost on 9/11, as we have every year, on Saturday of Memorial day/graduation week-end 2011.

*** Posted by Chas on 2010-09-11 ***

I was one of the first people David and his wife met when they came to Sierra Vista with their tiny son. I was the desk clerk at the hotel they stayed at until they found a permanent home. I would bring my little girl to play with Zach, their son. Over the years we would see each other around town. I found out right before that he was leaving for the job at the Pentagon and wished him well, not knowing that a year later he would be a victim of such incredible hate and senseless brutality. David was a good man, a good father, and a wonderful citizen of the world. You are truly missed here on earth, but you became an angel sitting close to God. Bless you Laurie, Zach, and Jenny.

*** Posted by Bev Medcalf on 2010-09-11 ***

I met David years ago when he was a young man in love with a wonderful woman. David was a great father and an all-around good person. I hadn't seen him in a few years, but on that terrible day I arrived home to the news that David could not be found, and he was at the Pentagon. The terrible sadness I felt for David and his wife, children, and family was overwhelming. The world lost one of those precious beacons of light and hope and an example of someone who would not let adversity get him down, a man who could pick others up with his smile and by just "being there." I am honored to have been touched by his friendship and beautiful spirit.

*** Posted by Tim on 2009-12-21 ***

Memories of Dave from high school and how he and his brothers dominated our sports teams, and brought friendly smiles to everyone wherever they were, are happy memories.
Seeing the destruction at the Pentagon on that morning was terrifying, and learning that David was one of those lost in it was tragic. My heart goes out to his family, and to all those families who lost their loved ones that day. In his and their honor, and for all those who continue to put themselves in harm's way to keep us all safe, I remember.

*** Posted by Laura Bowman on 2009-09-11 ***

I am remembering David Laychak on this solemn day, who died in the Pentagon attack on September 11, 2001. God bless his friends and family.

*** Posted by Karen O'Meara on 2009-09-11 ***

Dave Laychak was a special human being. Though we lost touch through the years, he is and will always be a treasured friend. Peace, Dave, "you da the Man"! God bless your family.

*** Posted by Tim Hoover on 2009-01-25 ***

Dave and his brother coached our son Brian in ankle biters football with Springfield Youth. Our son respected his coaches and loved football because of them. This is just another moment when someone's life touches another in a positive way. May God bless Dave and his family.

*** Posted by Ray and Sue Harris on 2008-09-10 ***

David and I attended the same high school in Virginia. The information regarding him and September 11 just came to my attention this morning. I am very saddened by it.

David and I weren't close. We sort of hung out with different crowds (he hung with the good kids!), but I am moved by this tragedy. The first thought that came to mind was: He always seemed to be smiling. Upon further reflection, I recall him as being laid-back: He always seemed to be pretty relaxed. Today, I would say, "He was a cool guy." A quote I read in another article from his wife mentioned him having a "gentle soul." I can only agree.... That is the lasting impression I have of him from more than 30 years ago. To his children I would say: Your dad IS one of the good guys. God bless.

*** Posted by Glenn Conner on 2008-07-14 ***

My name is Gary Brach, as well. I live in Orlando, Florida. I did not know this man, but if someone with the same name as me feels this way, then he must have been a great person.


*** Posted by Gary Brach on 2007-08-08 ***

David Laychak was the most wonderful person I knew. He is my great uncle, and I miss him so much. The whole family of ours misses you a ton.

*** Posted by Sharon on 2007-06-08 ***

I met David in college at Brown freshman year. We live in the same dorm and played football together.

The thing that I will always remember about David was how much fun he was to be around. In college you never knew when Dave would come flying into your room and deliver a "Flying Nagafuchi", a jumping headbutt.

David loved to live life and was a great friend to many people.

*** Posted by Gary Brach on 2006-09-11 ***

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