Remembering David Cline: ‘A ferociously brilliant student and impossibly bright mind’

David Cline. Photo: Courtesy of Cline family
David Cline. Photo: Courtesy of Cline family

By Neil Cline

My brother, David Riley Cline, passed away in the Oakland Fire.

He and his friend Griffin Madden attended the event together that night and were not residents of Ghostship.

David was an incredible man, an amazing brother, a perfect son and an inspiring friend to everyone who was fortunate enough to have him in their lives.

He recently graduated from UC Berkeley with a double major in Cognitive Science and Computer Science, and was a ferociously brilliant student and impossibly bright mind.

Everyone who ever met David knows that his smile and his presence changed every person that was lucky enough to feel his warmth and light. He was kind, open, non-judgmental and excited about life and people.

David we love you. Forever.

David Cline. Photo: Courtesy of Cline family
David Cline. Photo: Courtesy of Cline family
David Cline. Photo: Courtesy of Cline family
David Cline. Photo: Courtesy of Cline family
David Cline. Photo: Courtesy of Cline family
David Cline. Photo: Courtesy of Cline family

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