David Allan Law born December 28, 1943 in Philadelphia, PA passed away on July 9, 2020. He was the son of the late David Milne Law and Alma Louise (Gounder). As a young man he was a member of the Rockledge, PA Volunteer Fire Company, working emergency operations for the community and an avid stamp collector. David began study at University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business until joining the United States Coast Guard and serving for two years as Quartermaster at Yorktown, VA during the Vietnam War and then joining the reserves for four years. He resumed study at Pennsylvania State University where he got his bachelors degree in Theater Film and Television Production and studied Theater. He starred in plays at the Penn State University Pavillion and received rave reviews for his character Tolen in the play performed in 1967,The Knack by Ann Jellicoe. After graduating, he moved to Provincetown, MA and opened a store in downtown called “The Little Store”. He lived there for many years and made many lifelong friends. He later began new ventures like a candy store called “Sticky Fingers”, and developed a talent for buying and selling antiques, fine art and antiquarian books. He also became a distributor for hand made toys and crafts made in Pennsylvania and fine sterling goods from England. He opened stores in Harrisburg, PA and York, PA; “Forget-Me-Not” and “Graphic Enterprises”. He loved creating jobs for people and collecting antiques. He served as a Director for the York Mall Merchants Association York, PA, the Broad Street Market Harrisburg and Democratic candidate Campaign fund financing. He enjoyed traveling and making friends wherever he went. In 2000, he retired to Leesburg, Florida and in 2006 he met the love of his life Edwin Atzenhoffer. They moved to Mount Dora, FL; opened a store called “Legacies Antiques, Books, and More” and were married in 2015.
He is survived by is husband Edwin Atzenhoffer, his four nieces, Mandy Taylor, and Abby Avery of PA, Deanne Townley of Australia and Catie Haines of Va. Additionally, two nephews, David Foster and Steven Foster live in Australia. And, he is survived by sisters-in-laws, Sharon Emfinger of OR, Janis Morris(Howard) of MI, Ellen Chestnut(Gerald) of FL, Beth Gupta Anker(Richard) of FL and Mark Atzenhoffer(Lynn) of OH. Additionally, he is survived by nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews too many to list that were related by marriage and many friends. Two sisters preceded him in death: Bonnie Law Abell, Martha Law Foster, and one brother Jeffrey W. Law
A memorial picnic service is planned for September 7, 2020 at 12:00pm at Sylvan Shores Park 1228 Park Place on Lake Gertrude in Mount Dora.