taken from www.dkmf.org David Kropfelder passed away in February 2003 after a lengthy and courageous battle against melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer. A 1967 graduate of Mount Saint Joseph High School in Baltimore, MD, Dave was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers baseball system as a catcher. His athletic pursuits also culminated in a 30-year career as a collegiate basketball referee in such conferences as the Atlantic Coast Conference and the Big East. Because of David’s passion for life and his zest to live it to the fullest, his friends and family have developed The David Kropfelder Melanoma Foundation in his memory. In the summer of 2003, the foundation developed a partnership with world-renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology to support melanoma research. In September of 2003, over 200 of David’s friends and family attended a golf tournament and dinner in his name, the first fundraiser for this Foundation.