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Dave Robert West

May 14, 1940 ~ December 4, 2018 (age 78)

Dave Robert West, age 78, the eldest son of Zona and Joseph West, was born on May 14, 1940, in Cincinnati, Ohio, and  passed away on Tuesday, December 4, 2018.  Dave spent  all of his childhood in Cincinnati and received his education from  public schools  in the West End. He graduated from Taft High School in 1958, where he excelled in basketball.  He was twice selected to the Enquirer  All-Star high school basketball team. After a year at Miami University, Dave moved to Chicago where he worked for the US Postal Service.

Dave enlisted in the US  Army in 1963 and served his country in the 101st Airborne as a paratrooper until 1966, ending his military service with nine months in Vietnam. After rejoining civilian life, Dave worked  in various factories in  Detroit, but went back to college. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) from the University of Michigan in 1971.  After corporate jobs in Florida, Pennsylvania, and Maryland, Dave graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law before moving back to Cincinnati, where he was an attorney until retirement 10 years before his death.

Dave’s parents preceded him in death. Surviving Dave are his wife of 23 years, Dr. Camille Graham (née Daley); children Miles West, Dr. Shannon West, and Anneke Graham; one grandchild, Jordan West; brothers Richard (Eloise), Roland (Yvonne); sister Patricia Chapman (Semue); many other relatives and friends.

Visitation is from 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm, on  Saturday, December 22, 2018, at the Walker Funeral Home - West End, 930 Findlay Street, Cincinnati  (45214).   The memorial service will immediately follow the visitation beginning at 3:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the LEAD Scholars Program of the University of Michigan to support the traditions of leadership, excellence, achievement, and diversity of the University. Checks should be made out to “Alumni Association of the University of Michigan” with a memo line of “LEAD / Dave West.” Mail checks  to Alumni Association of the University of Michigan, ATTN: Development,200 Fletcher St, Ann Arbor, MI 48108; or call 800.847.4764 (M-F, 9am-5pm ET) and mention that the LEAD gift is in honor of Dave Robert West.

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Walker Funeral Home, 930 Findlay Street, Cincinnati (45214)  is serving the  West family.  Please call (513) 251-6200 or visit for additional information.

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