In Memory

David Cardana

David Cardana

It is with great sadness that we advise you of the passing of our friend and classmate David Cardana.  ​David passed away on January 7, 2016 from complications related to cancer.  He was 69.  He leaves his wife of 49 years, Helen (Cunha) Cardana, his two daughters and their spouses and his grandchildren. Helen is also a classmate. No services are planned at this time.  You may view his obituary at the site below.  We invite you to add your comments to this memorial page.


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01/19/16 06:19 AM #1    

Rodney Cooper

I am so sad to hear about my "best childhood friend". Dave and I grew up together. Our houses were seperated by just one home on Sybil Ave. We went to McKinley, Bancroft and of course SL together.

Remember those childhood days of sliding down the hills on cardboard boxes---playing baseball out at the SL Park, running though the tube at Lake Chabot and taking his dads 52 Olds out for a ride when we were only 10.

I remeber the day he got his Olds 442 and always will remember the days walking with him in the early evening to his wife's home Helen, to do homework----at least I did.

Dave, the memory of our childhood friendship will always be there....May your spirit be with us always. May God Bless you, Helen and your family................Peace my brother-Peace.....


Rodney J Cooper

to some of my classmates that we grew up with  "Joey"

01/20/16 09:45 AM #2    

Rick Laible

David, you are gone too soon.

Our prayers are with your family.

Rick Laible



01/20/16 10:46 AM #3    

Sandy Carbonaro

Some of my earliest childhood memories revolve around Dave. He was a good man and a good friend during a lifetime of friendship. I view Dave as the consummate gentleman. I will miss him dearly, my prayers and thought to Helen and all of his family.

Sandy Carbonaro

01/20/16 11:59 AM #4    

Betty Jo Moore (Stine)

So sad to hear about the passing of David. My prayers and thoughts go out to Helen, his kids and family. Taken from us much to early. My God bless you and keep you in his embrace.

Betty Jo Moore Stine

01/21/16 01:32 PM #5    

Mark Coogan

I was a classmate of Dave's from the second grade on, when I transferred from Washington School to McKinley.  So sorry to hear of his death, amid so much depressing news from all over.  Seize and savor every moment we're given.  God bless Helen and the family.

Mark Coogan

01/21/16 06:28 PM #6    

Terri Gladstein (Heath)

I was another McKinley alumni with Dave since kindergarten. It is so sad to hear of the loss of one of our childhood friends.  My thoughts and prayers are with Helen, and the family.  I agree with Mark Coogan.  Life is way too short, time seems to go faster the older we get.  Enjoy every day, enjoy your kids and grandkids, and make memories. -Warm thoughts from Terri Gladstein Heath

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