David Worthington Sobel ’13, 20, of Pennington, N.J., died July 28, 2012. Born in New Brunswick, N.J., he resided in Pennington from age four until his death.
Sobel was a graduate of Blair Academy, Blairstown, N.J., where he was elected to class council and the Cum Laude Society. He was a winner of numerous academic and athletic prizes and also served as captain of the varsity tennis team.
He was selected to serve as a senior prefect and to deliver the class commencement address. Sobel would have been entering his junior year at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, where he planned to major in history.
Sobel was passionate about travel to other cultures, tennis, and American politics. He was deeply concerned to find ways to redress the increasing inequality in American life.
He was an active member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Charlottesville, Va., where he volunteered for Habitat work days.
Grandson of the late Reverend George W. and Florence Davison, and Benjamin and Jean Sobel, he is survived by his loving parents, Paul and Anne Davison Sobel, 39 N. Main St., Pennington, NJ 08534; his sister, Elizabeth Anne Sobel; and uncles, Paul Davison and Martin Sobel.