Obituaries: John David Lopez

  • by BAR staff
  • Wednesday March 22, 2023
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John David Lopez
John David Lopez

April 24, 1961 — November 19, 2022

John David Lopez, 61, passed away at his home on November 19, 2022. David, as he was known, was born in Salina, Kansas, on April 24, 1961. He was raised in an Air Force family and lived in many locations including Fairbanks, Alaska and Okinawa, Japan. He graduated high school in San Jose, California, and attended the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in San Francisco.

David had a successful career in the retail sector, beginning as a sales associate and ultimately working his way to regional manager. He worked for many well-known brands including Gap Brands, Saks, Bloomingdales, Ralph Lauren, and Neiman Marcus. He was well-known and respected at all levels of the industry.

David was a charming, gentle, kind-spirited man with a great laugh. He was loved and cherished by all who knew him. He leaves behind his mother, Kay Lynn Lane, of Cary, North Carolina; spouse Tim Simpson, of San Francisco; and numerous friends. His younger brother, Jeffery Lopez, and his father, Stanley Lopez, preceded David's passing.

A memorial service will be held at the Buddhist Church of San Francisco, 1881 Pine Street, Saturday, April 8, at 1 p.m. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice in David's name.

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