Dallas Works Memorial - Employees In Remembrance

Dave Rostochil DAVID "DAVE" LEE ROSTOCHIL died on September 4, 2014 after a brave, two-year battle with bladder cancer. Born on June 12, 1944 in Chicago, IL, Dave was the youngest of three boys born to Kathryn (Kay) and Joe Rostochil. After Joe’s death in 1953, Kay married Tony Oesterreicher and the family (which now included younger sister, Mary) transferred with Western Electric to Oklahoma City in 1958. Dave graduated from Putnam City High School in 1962, where his effervescent personality & quiet charm earned him the title of Mr. Pirateer his senior year. He then went to work at Western Electric while attending college at night until he went into the Army in 1965, where he served stateside for two years. After being honorably discharged, Dave returned to the Metro and continued working and going to college at OCU until being transferred to Dallas in the early ‘70s. It was there that he received his degree in Business Administration from SMU and, more importantly, met the love of his life, Suze Williams Rostochil. Theirs was a beautiful, life-long romance that began when an instantly smitten Dave proposed on their first date. The couple married on June 4, 1976, and spent their 38 years together acting like giddy, newly-in-love teenagers who held hands everywhere they went and took great delight in making each other (and everyone around them) giggle uncontrollably at the slightest thing. A few years after their wedding, Dave & Suze returned to Oklahoma City, where he became Department Chief of Integrated Circuits at Western Electric (now Lucent) until retiring after 32 years with the company in 1996. Since then, he has enjoyed a life of leisure playing the stock market, working on his computer, spending time with friends and family, and travelling with his lovely wife. Dave was preceded in death by his beloved mother, Kay, and step- father, Tony; his tennis buddy and older brother, Bill; and his treasured nephew, Jay. He is survived by big brother, Joe Rostochil, and his wife, Leta; sister, Mary Coffman, and her husband, Doug; several nieces and nephews; and many friends and neighbors who will long remember Dave’s jovial personality, generous spirit, & infectious laughter.