David Veshosky was a quiet giant, tenacious and gracious in his drive to serve Third Street Alliance. In 19 years of volunteering here, he accomplished many goals whose momentum is felt today.
David joined the board in 2001 and served as President from 2012-2014. Throughout his board service, he worked on the building committee and chaired that committee from 2003-2011 and 2014-2016. His fellow board members have repeatedly voiced their appreciation for David’s collegiality, hard work, and willingness to ensure smooth transitions at every stage of leadership changes.
When David died earlier this month, he was completing his final term of office on our Board. He took great interest in and provided much sound advice for the capital projects we have undertaken in recent years, always balancing the beauty and historic value of the property with the practicality of meeting ongoing program needs. He and his wife, Kathy Clayton, joined us for the unveiling of the restored skylight earlier this year, and he was thrilled to see the restoration recognized as a 2020 Community Impact Project by Pennsylvania Historic Preservation.
An associate professor of engineering studies and civil & environmental engineering at Lafayette College, David regularly engaged Lafayette students in the work of Third Street Alliance. In 2013-14 he deployed the Lafayette chapter of Engineers without Borders to map the electrical systems of our 50,000 square-foot campus. Every year, the gentlemen from Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, under David’s guidance, have helped us set up and tear down our primary fundraiser, the Bistro. As a teacher, a volunteer, a friend, and a colleague, he inspired many.
David Veshosky was a kind and gentle soul who will be greatly missed. His unwavering commitment and dedication to TSA are unsurpassed. His legacy paves the way for our future, and we are forever grateful.