David Zeeb passed away on Feb. 10, 2018.
David worked hard his entire life. He started working when he was 14 years old delivering papers, and worked at a muffler shop at age 15 in the Bay Area. He drove a forklift for a cannery in Martinez every summer during high school. He worked for Standard Oil in Richmond loading chemical trucks.
While living in Concord in 1967, he joined the International Laborers Union to work in the trans-bay tube from Oakland to San Francisco under the ocean and under pressurized air. He worked at pouring all the sidewalks for Bay Area Rapid Transit and poured concrete on the spectacular Dumbarton Bridge, commuting to San Francisco and Sacramento (Highway 80 bypass), over 200 miles a day, so his family could stay put in Concord. David also worked on the San Jose Municipal Rail System in San Jose.
In 1975, he moved to Sonora, where his family lived for over 20 years so he could work on the New Melones Dam Project. In 1981, David was promoted to supervisor and moved his family to Guri, Venezuela, to work on the world's largest concrete dam at the time. During this time, his family was able to travel extensively throughout the Caribbean.
After returning from Venezuela, his family continued to travel. In 1994, he found himself weary of "hard work," so he applied for correctional officer and was sent to Blythe's Chuckawalla Valley State Prison. After six years he transferred to Ironwood. David said working at the prison was "gravy." He said all he had to do was follow Title 15 and be respectful. He was medically retired after a total of 14 years due to back and heart surgeries.
David was preceded in death by his son, Daniel Zeeb, in 2010.
He is survived by his wife, Judy; his daughters, Karie and Dee Dee; and his brother, Raymond, of Antioch, California.
No services will be held per David’s request.