This page is a work in progress. Daryl died unexpectedly last Tuesday and I had surgery today. Stop back and see the progress. I will finish these in order.

I met Daryl through Ed Silverstein in 1987. We soon discovered that our points of connection were guns and cigars. Also Warren Zevon’s “Lawyers, Guns and Money.” Daryl was one of my four best friends who shared those two pursuits. Over the next 36 years he taught me how to shoot trap and skeet. We attended numerous meets in California and in Arizona, particularly after he moved there in 2000.


He was one of my mentors. He taught me humor, something he reveled in as one of the most pithy people I’ve been privy to know. As the head of a Navy Legal Department he distinguished himself best illustrated by these two events. He had a fondness for funny ties and sparkle socks. In a meeting negotiating contracts for the Naval Hospital rebuilding the Captain in charge said, “XO, is counsel wearing a Three Stooges tie?” Answering the XO said “Yes sir, he is.”

In another meeting when the Navy took a singular position on a proposal, Daryl leaned forward and banged his head repeatedly on the conference table.

My Shooting Buddy

My Cigar Buddy

My Hot Dog and Slider and Chino Bandido Buddy

My Daryl and Vivi Buddy

My Daisy and Cuttie Buddy