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Bernard Dave, Former AISC Board Chair, Dies at 94

Bernard “Bernie” Dave, a former member of the AISC Board of Directors who was instrumental in AISC’s relocation to Chicago, passed away on June 20. He was 94.

Bernie was president of Dave Steel Corp. (sister company to Dave Steel Company, Inc.) in Lebanon, Ohio, until its closing in 1984. He served on the AISC Board of Directors from 1970 to 1976 and was Chair of the Headquarters Study Task Force, which was created to determine the feasibility of moving AISC’s headquarters from New York to Chicago, where it is currently located.

Bernie’s father, Joseph Dave, also served on the AISC Board from 1959 to 1965, and his nephew, Jeffrey E. Dave, president of Dave Steel Company in Asheville, N.C., is currently serving on the Board (since 2003) and was Board Chair from 2013 to 2015.

Bernie served as a medic in the 36th Infantry Division-European Combat Theater of the U.S. Army. He received a Purple Heart for injuries sustained in World War II and also received a Bronze Star.

He was the husband of the late Roselyn G. Dave, and is survived by daughter Teresa D. (Robert) Harrod and son Leonard Dave, grandchildren Joanna (James) Amendola, Allison (Nick) Neumeister, Dena Dave, and Avi Dave, and great-grandchildren Will Neumeister, Lila Neumeister, Ellie Neumeister, Bobby Amendola, and Henry Amendola.