We dedicate this page to the loved ones of the Dave Nee Foundation family we’ve lost to suicide and early death.


 

I did not know the work of mourning

Is like carrying a bag of cement

Up a mountain at night

The mountaintop is not in sight

Because there is no mountaintop

[…]

From Gabriel, by Edwin Hirsch, 2014

 

Dave Nee

His friends and family miss Dave Nee every day, and we hope our efforts will help others recognize and treat depression and prevent another loss of a brilliant mind. This page has some of our favorite memories of Dave as well as letters and thoughts shared about his life and death. For those of you who knew Dave, we hope you are reminded of the good times spent with him. For those of you who did not have the pleasure of meeting him, may this page serve as an introduction to a wonderful friend, brother and son, our bright, shining light. Let us never forget Dave.

New York Times Obituary and Notices and Letter from Loomis Chaffee Classmates

David Stoner, Esq. (1978-2010), Former Director

The Board of Directors of the Dave Nee Foundation wish to express our profound sadness at the loss of our Vice President, Board Member, founder, and friend David Stoner, who passed away suddenly while out with friends on Saturday, December 4, 2010. David valued family and friendship above all else, and his devotion to those he loved exemplified many of the Dave Nee Foundation’s most fundamental beliefs: that no one needs to feel alone, that we must care for one another, and that through true friendship and stewardship we can overcome anything, even the disease of depression.

The Dave Nee Foundation has named an award in David Stoner’s memory. The David S. Stoner Uncommon Counselor Award is given to a member of the legal profession who exhibits extraordinary compassion and concern for his co-workers, family, friends, and community. The Award is named in memory of David S. Stoner, a founding Director and Vice President of the Dave Nee Foundation from 2006 to 2010. David Stoner, a close friend of Dave Nee, valued family and friendship above all else, and his devotion to those he loved was unparalleled. David’s respect and compassion for others was unmatched and his life was a shining example of many of the Foundation’s most fundamental beliefs: that no one needs to feel alone, that we must care for one another, and that through true friendship and stewardship we can overcome anything, even the disease of depression. We thank him for his many years of dedicated service to the Dave Nee Foundation and we will never forget our dear friend, “Stoner.”

Tyler C. Jaramillo

Tyler was born on August 11, 1985 in New York City. She was a New York City girl to the core and truly loved the city and all it had to offer. In her youth, she attended summer camp in New Hampshire and was so incredibly fond of the memories she made there. Tyler went to The Dalton School from grade school through high school in Manhattan. After graduating from Dalton, she departed New York City for Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. There she earned her Bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Spanish Literature. At Gettysburg Tyler became a member of the Delta Gamma Sorority. This sorority could not have been more fitting for Tyler; the sorority’s motto ‘Do Good’ truly embodies the kind of person Tyler was. She traveled the world studying abroad in Spain during college and vacationing in Italy with her brother Anthony and her cousin Anton. Shortly after college Tyler adopted a golden retriever; she named him Parker after he was rescued wandering around in Central Park. She trained Parker herself and the two were near inseparable. Following her dreams to become a lawyer, Tyler attended the University Of New Hampshire School Of Law returning to the state she grew to love during summer camp. Tyler fulfilled her dream of attending law school earning her Juris Doctorate in May of 2013.

To support the Tyler Jaramillo Fund, please visit the Fund site here.