David Sheperd

David Sheperd

October 22, 1954 - November 07, 2021
Laguna Woods CA

David Sheperd

October 22, 1954 - November 07, 2021
Laguna Woods CA


David G. Sheperd, age 67, of Laguna Woods, California passed away on November 7, 2021.  David was an active member of the Laguna Woods Village, where he lived, participating in community softball games and social gatherings.  He grew up in Brooklyn, New York and later moved to New Jersey, where he raised his only child, Matthew, alongside ex-wife Karen Besca.  David was a proud, loving father and grandfather, as well as a fierce lover of life, family and friends.  During his life, he touched many people with his kindness, support, and incredibly strong heart.  In recent years, it was his deepest wish to help as many as he could, using his unique knowledge of medicine and wellness.

David is survived by his partner Terry Mao, along with his son Matthew, daughter-in-law Leah and granddaughter Alice.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Pearl and Martin, as well as his sister Natalee Sheperd.

A celebration of life service will be held at 2:00pm on Sunday, November 14 at O’Connor Mortuary, 25301 Alicia Pkwy, Laguna Hills, CA 92653

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in memory of David to the National Alliance on Mental Health at nami.org.

Celebration Of Life

  • Date & Time: November 14, 2021 (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
  • Venue: O'Connor Mortuary
  • Location: 25301 Alicia Parkway Laguna Hills, CA 92653 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (949) 581-4300

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33 responses to David Sheperd

  1. Pam Coren says:

    Wishing you lasting strength, you will be missed in this world

  2. From 3rd grade on,Dave and I were close boyhood and adolescent friends. For a while, he was my best friend and I was his best friend. He was very often at my home. I knew him as a beautiful and happy soul, words can only belittle a description of what we shared, I wish him eternal peace, Hersh

    1. Jim Quigley says:

      Is this the same Allen Hershkowitz who once worked for the New York Public Interest Research Group?

  3. Bob Winter says:

    Since I only knew David a short time he was a fun loving friend who Never had anything bad to say about anybody. Will miss you Bro my fellow New Yorker

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