David Alan Brew, Ph.D., of Los Altos died after a short illness on November 7.
Dave was a scientist, geologist, passionate defender of our natural resources, world traveller, persistent golfer, avid reader, precise writer, and rigorous thinker. He was most at home in the mountains, hiking, trekking, skiing and always working. He felt the roots of family and history deeply, through his wife, four daughters and eight grandchildren, his extended family in the midwest, southwest and northeast, his brothers and parents. He could also pen an excellent haiku when pressed.