David Chancellor Black
May 31, 1932 ~ December 24, 2007
Committed to family, education, land preservation, and environmental issues, David Chancellor Black passed away peacefully at home on Christmas Eve 2007 after living 13 months with pancreatic cancer. He will be remembered by his family and his many friends for his integrity, humility, kindness, gentle spirit, sense of humor, and enduring optimism. His generosity and commitment to serving others inspired all who knew him.
David was born in Seattle on May 31, 1932 to Leo Simpson and Dorothy McEwan Black. The youngest of four siblings, David spent his early years living in the family home on Bain bridge Island where he attended Pleasant Beach School. He later commuted to Bush and Lakeside Schools in Seattle before graduating high school from Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts. He earned a B.A. in English from Yale University in 1954, and later completed his M.Ed. at Harvard University.