David G. London

David G. London

Passed: August 20, 2023

David G. London

Passed: August 20, 2023


David Gary London, Lt Col, USAF, Ret, age 67, passed away on Aug 20, 2023. He is survived by his wife, Kim Dinsmore; daughters Allison Fields (Kevin) and son Lucas; and Stephanie Cronstein (Adam) and sons Zev and Ari; brother, Chuck London; and sister, Sally Carnevale (Lou). 

Dave grew up in West Caldwell, N.J.  He graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1978, and his first assignment upon graduation was at Kennedy Space Center, where he worked on the first four space shuttle launches.  Other assignments took him to Edwards AFB, CA; Maxwell AFB, AL; and Wright-Patterson AFB, OH.  He retired from the Air Force at Wright-Patt as a Lt Col.  Later, Dave cofounded and became Chief Operating Officer of a successful science and technology company which supports local, DoD and NOAA programs.  He is also joined with a group of friends as co-owners of Ugly Dog Distillery, a craft distillery in Michigan.

Always serving the community, Dave was active in Temple Beth Or including as president, and with the Jewish Federation of Dayton.  He provided his time and considerable building skills to the National Museum of the U. S. Air Force.  Among his many projects, he restored the museum’s “Prejudice and Memory: A Holocaust Exhibit.”  Dave was recently selected as the museum’s 2022 Volunteer of the Year in recognition of his truly significant contributions.

Dave was a devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather. He treasured being part of a close-knit extended family, including beloved nieces, nephews and cousins. His family was truly the most important thing in his life and spending time with them was what gave him the most joy. He showed his love in so many ways, but most notably, Dave loved to cook and spoil his family and friends with delicious meals. Dave loved to travel. He was truly passionate about Israel and visited numerous times. He took beautiful pictures of all of his travels and always sent postcards and brought home souvenirs for his adoring grandchildren. Dave was also known for his sense of humor, and you could always count on him for a corny dad joke or bad pun. 

A funeral will be held at Temple Beth Or, 5275 Marshall Road, Dayton, at 12:30pm, Thursday, August 24.  Internment with military honors will follow at David’s Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the charity of your choice.

The service will be available to watch on Temple Beth Or’s website: https://templebethor.com/


Funeral Service

  • Date & Time: August 24, 2023 (12:30 PM - 12:00 AM)
  • Venue: Temple Beth Or

Graveside Service

  • Date & Time: August 24, 2023 (2:00 PM)
  • Venue: David's Cemetery

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3 responses to David G. London

  1. Debbie Goss says:

    I send my deepest condolences to the entire family. Dave was such a wonderful person in every way! He was married to one of my closest friends, Kim, so I had the pleasure of getting to know him a bit over the years. I will miss him dearly and I hope the warm memories of Dave will help sustain Kim and the family in the days and months to come. He was a blessing.

  2. Michael Roediger, Dayton Art Institute says:

    What a great loss for our community. Kim and family, I send my deepest sympathies.

  3. David Brown says:

    It was shocking, terrible news. Dave was always a joy to be around and I miss him. Condolences to the entire family.

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