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In Memory

David Traverso

David Traverso (1945 - 2014)

AGE: 68 • Asbury Park

David "Dave" Traverso, 68, of Asbury Park, died on Saturday September 7th, 2014 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center after a long illness. He was born in Long Branch, and graduated from Asbury Park High School in 1963. He attended the University of South Carolina, earning a degree in Mathematics. He went on to serve in the US Army. After leaving the military Dave began his career as a pension actuary. He worked for many well known firms, including Fidelity, Aetna, and CIGNA. He continued to take on a small number of clients until his retirement. He achieved the titles of Enrolled Actuary (EA) and Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA).

He is survived by his daughter, Julia (Traverso) Olafson and her husband David Olafson, both of Birdsboro, PA; his son David A. Traverso of Palmyra, PA; his mother Mary Traverso of Asbury Park, NJ; his brother Frederick P. Traverso of Allenhurst, NJ; his niece Kimberly Traverso of Allenhurst, NJ; his nephew Daniel Traverso of Hoboken, NJ; and his grandchildren Erik and Emily Olafson.

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09/10/14 02:48 PM #1    

Richard Kelly

While I hadn't seen David since high school, I knew him then to be a friendly, upbeat and earnest young man.

He had a relative who was in the wholesale produce business, which had boxtruck loads of fruits and vegetables delivered in the summer months to the wholesale produce market in Neptune City which was opposite Mom's Kitchen Restaurant.  Dave asked me if I would be interested in helping him unload the trucks on summer Saturday mornings, and so we became a crew of two young part-time laborers/wage earners.  I particularly remember trucks full of (heavy) watermelons, so we earned our pay.   He wasn't particularly athletic and was rather short of stature, but we both worked hard, fast, and shoulder to shoulder, with each of us supplying our best efforts.

Undoubtedly this allowed each of us just one more small means of earning enough to attend college.

I won't forget Dave and the watermelons !




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