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David Michael Diaz, age 80, of Dunwoody, Georgia passed away on January 28, 2021.
David was born in Clarksburg, West Virginia and moved with his family to Florida in his early teens. He attended the University of Florida, completing his degree at Tampa University, while on a football scholarship at both institutions. For his first job after college, he chose the H.J. Heinz Co. because it came with a company car. During his 20 years with Heinz, he covered the country from coast to coast in various capacities. Along the way, he married Nancy, his wife of 50 years. When he was transferred to Atlanta, they put down roots in Dunwoody with their two boys. Some of his fondest memories were the countless hours he spent volunteering and coaching at Murphey Candler Little League. Before the days of Google, he was the go-to guy for sports trivia, oldies music and where to find the best BBQ. After his career with Heinz, he remained in the food industry as a food broker until retirement.
David was predeceased by his son Michael, his parents and only brother.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy, his son Christopher, and partner Valerie of Chicago.
Due to COVID there will be no service or gathering. The family would like to thank Dr. Jonathan Kaufman and his team at Emory Winship as well as the infusion staff of St Joseph’s for their years of care and compassion.