July 19, 1903 – February 14, 1969
Dave B. Hope, born July 19, 1903 - died February 14, 1969 at Oakland Ca. He was 65. Beloved Husband of Flora Hope; loving Father of Mrs. Paul Nussbaum of Millbrae, and Mrs. David Hedeman of San Ramon; devoted son of Mrs.Charles Hope of Livermore; Brother of James Hope and Mrs, Edward Sunoskie; Grandfather of Karen, Paul, David and Kenneth Nussbaum. Dave was a native of Sweden.
Dave was a newspaperman for 45 years that started at the Livermore Herald and ended with 32 years at the Oakland Tribune. Dave was the Tribunes Political writer for 22 of those years where he achieved much respect and admiration from those he wrote about and more importantly from those he worked with and knew him. His reputation as the consummate pro at his work was widespread throughout the industry and the political arena which he covered so well as a writer and reporter.
There were many dignitaries of note sadden of his passing. Among them was, President Richard Nixon, who sent a telegram to owner and publisher William F Knowland that read;
" I was distressed to learn of the untimely death of David Hope. My thoughts are with you, your staff, and all the readers of the Oakland Tribune, as I recall with you the dedication that David poured into his work. His untiring efforts to bring accurate and meaningfulness interpretation to his readers place him among the finest members of the Fourth Estate. I want to extend my deepest sympathy to his family, and express the hope that his inspiration may sustain and strengthen all who mourn his death"
Other notables that sent condolences are Governor Ronald Reagan, former Governor Edmund G Brown, Oakland Mayor John Reading.
Special thanks to Mrs. Jeanette Hedeman for all the information for Dave Hope's obituary.