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12-09-2012, 04:56 AM #1
David Courtney remembered for his love of hockey and life
David Courtney was remembered Friday as a devoted son, husband and brother as well as a passionate Kings fan whose love for hockey became a central theme of his life.
Courtney, who began working for the Kings as a 14-year-old intern in 1971 and became their public address announcer in 1989, died Nov. 29 at 56. His family held a private service earlier this week but invited friends and co-workers to celebrate his life Friday at a gathering in Redondo Beach. The result was more than a few tears and plenty of laughter.
Kings games won’t be the same without his warm, clear voice and the smiling presence that reflected his generous spirit, but this loss extends far beyond Staples Center.
12-09-2012, 11:16 AM #2
I didn't know he had passed. He was a fixture at the Staples Center and one of those elite great Kings fans.
Sad, too young.