Dave Sargent, formally known as David Stansfeld Sargent, M.D., died
peacefully at his home in Seattle on July 8, 2006, following a long
Dave attended SHS as a freshman in 1958-59, then transferred to the
newly opened Arcadia High., from which he graduated in 1962. He went
on to study pre-med at ASU, then got his MD degree at the University
of Colorado in Denver, and did his pediatric residency at the University
of Chicago hospital, and his psychiatry residency at Harvard University's
Massachusetts Mental Health Clinic in Cambridge, Mass.
Dave was a geriatric psychiatrist in private practice in Seattle,
where he had lived since 1989. Before that, he worked in a number
of public mental health clinics in the Boston area, where he provided
great help to low-income people, but did not make much money himself.
Dave played in the SHS and Arcadia bands as a trumpeter and drummer,
but later in life took up the mandolin, guitar and bass fiddle, and
played in Seattle bluegrass folk bands, which he enjoyed a lot.
He is survived by his wife Lenore, children Michael, Allison, and
Kayla, and by his older brother Steve (SHS 1959) and by Steve's daughters
Miriam and Eliana.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Musella Foundation for Brain
Tumor Research, 1100 Peninsula Blvd. Hewlett, NY 11557, or the World
Old Time Fiddlers Assoc (WOTFA), 108 Ironside Place, East Wenatchee,
WA. 98802, or the Southwest Research Station, PO Box 16553, Portal,