Emily Langer - The Washington Post 2010
David H. Dove, a clothing salesman and volunteer who mentored people who, like him,
had to regain the ability to speak after a laryngectomy, died Feb. 6 at Sunrise at Mount
Vernon of cardiopulmonary arrest. The Alexandria resident was 83.
Mr. Dove worked at the Lewis and Thomas Saltz clothing store in the 1960s until his
cancer diagnosis and laryngectomy in 1969. After the surgery, as a volunteer with the
New Voice Club of Northern Virginia, he helped other patients learn how to use
techniques such as esophageal speech.
David Harding Dove was born in Washington in 1926 and graduated from the old
Western High School (1945). He served two years in the Army.
Mr. Dove was named a volunteer of the year by the Parkfairfax Condominium
His wife of 28 years, Virginia Callahan Dove, died in 1999.