As our dear Dave and Barb celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary, we know full well they are a pair of like spirits with big hearts committed to sharing, caring, and enriching the lives of those they touch. In their decades together, they have tallied up an impressive record of volunteerism, making the community a better place for all of us! It’s time to share their goodness with you!
When a shrinking budget threatened music education in 2001, Dave mounted a successful “Save the Music” parent fundraising and advocacy campaign that led to the founding of SchoolForce, the Belmont-Redwood Shores Public Schools Foundation. In 2018, SchoolForce membership established the Dave Karlin Endowment Fund in recognition of Dave’s founding of SchoolForce, which is still going strong today. And due to Dave’s passion of music for all ages, he volunteer teaches music appreciation at the Twin Pines Senior & Community Center, as well as English as a Second Language (ESL) class to help his students improve conversational skills.
In addition, Dave has volunteered at and supported the Bach Beach Club on the Half Moon Bay coast. Perhaps Dave’s greatest legacy to the non-profit is equal parts spiritual and financial. By becoming close to the club’s late founder, Pete Douglas, Dave helped to make the Bach an institution. Following Pete's passing, Dave stepped in to encourage Douglas’s daughters to keep their father's institution alive and thriving.
Over the years, Dave has also helped those in need through Peninsula Food Runners, been a guide at Tide Pools at Fitzgerald Marine Preserve, and shared his can-do energy with many other organizations.
Barb’s volunteerism is wide ranging. She loves to take Penny, the Karlin’s Share-A-Pet Certified Therapy Dog, to schools to help kids improve reading skills and to senior centers to visit memory care unit patients. As a docent at Año Nuevo State Park, Barb shares her love of nature and is known for her talent at catching must-see moments with the elephant seals and other species.
When not sharing her love of animals with others, Barb can be found at the Congregational Church of San Mateo, where she has taught Sunday school, made meals for the homeless, done fundraising, and served on committees.
“We Believe”—Dave and Barb’s annual SF 5K team to raise funds and awareness for the Addario Lung Cancer Foundation—embodies their spirit of optimism, hope, and giving. In 2018, Dave and Barb led huge teams—both in SF and Chicago—of up to 70 friends and family to show their support for the organization that has helped them navigate the multiple challenges of living with lung cancer.
THANK YOU to our dear Dave and Barb for living by the words “We Believe” and for sharing your 35 years together, enriching the lives not only of your family, but of so many others.
Happy Anniversary from your loving parents, your brother, both sisters and their families!
Here's to exceptional health and many, many more anniversaries!
Dave and Barbara Happy Anniversary! You both are amazing
Happy 35th to my favorite Bach couple! Wishing you many more!
Happy Anniversary Dave and Barb! And sending strong thoughts, lots of love, and wishes for feeling good, dear Dave. Think of you especially when sitting in the front row at Bach listening to great jazz.
5.TThe Tana Family--Akira,Marjorie, Kylie, and Ryan
We love you Dave!
Congratulations for contributing love and stability to the world.
And keep smiling!
7.EMEdward And Phyllis Merkin
Congratulations on your Anniversary!
9.CWChallis Walker Wright
Congratulations on your 35th Wedding Anniversary! Cheryl and Gary
are dear friends and we have heard so much about you both over the years. What a wonderful way to celebrate your anniversary.
Challis and Jim Wright
Congratulations on 35 years!! You are a tribute to love, devotion and caring for each other. Happy Anniversary.
Your generosity and open hearts have touched so many.
With love, Lopi
Love celebrating your love. Congrats on 35 amazing years!
Your family and friends celebrate your spirit. Congratulations on 35 years of marriage!
14.TMTina And Rick McCarter
Here's to 35 years, AND all that you do for others! You are amazing!!
Congratulations and love to you both!
15.KKenzie & Buffalo
Your love is an inspiration!
Dave and Barbara. Congratulations on 35 years. You are both an inspiration to all of us. Keep up the good work and enjoy!!!
Happy Anniversary to a most deserving couple.
18.TYTod Hing And Maria Yap
Happy Anniversary to two Angels in our midst, Barb and Dave!
Thank you so much for being an inspiration to us all!
To honor Dave and Barb Karlin
20.JBJoAnn & Ron Berridge
Since the beginning two years ago we have always sensed that there was something special about you two beyond what we heard at Addario Living Rooms. Sure enough! We are blown away at the extent of your commitment and leadership in community service. Thank you to your parents for dreaming up this wonderful and fitting tribute to your 35 years of marriage. To you, we say congratulations on this milestone and "we believe" you will catch up to our 57! With love and admiration, JoAnn & Ron
21.JGJody, Tanner, Scout And Goose
What a beautiful, inspirational and enthusiastic pair. Happy anniversary to you both. We love you.
Hi, Gary and Cheryl! Thank you for the email. Please say Congratulations to Barb and Dave for 35th anniversary! I hope they will have a nice party and enjoy our surpri
23.PGPaul (Bach Usher) Gagner
Congratulations on your 35th Anniversary and thank you for everything you do for people in need. Miss your smiling face, and hugs.
“We Believe” is an inspiring motto for living. Congratulations on your 35th wedding anniversary.
25.BSBarbara And John Seaman
26.ACAlice And Michael Powell, John, Emily And Abel Connor
Thanks for showing us what a dedicated life looks like.
Happy 35th Anniversary!
Wow, you two are so very inspiring. What you each have done for both lung cancer and your community is amazing. To know you is to love you.
Mazel tov on your 35th anniversary. How wonderful that your son and his bride-to-be have chosen your 35th anniversary to celebrate their nuptials.
I love ya’ both. Enjoy ... and here’s to your next 35 years together.
Lots and lots of hugs.
Happy Anniversary and Best Wishes for this most meaningful purpose
Happy anniversary with a lot of love!!
Happy Anniversary Dave and Barb! It’s so special that 35 years later you have another Karlin marriage to celebrate on your anniversary! Sending my congratulations, wrapped in survivor love💝. Jane
33.JTJean And Ed Tolle
34.GRGinny & Randy
Happy Anniversary Barb & Dave with much love!!
Happy 35th anniversary!
Happy Anniversary for Dave & Barb.
38.DUDave & Peggy Ullius
If you're Gary and Cheryl's family, you must be special. The world is a better place because of people like you.
Congratulations on your 35 year anniversary of your marriage. Many encounters of miracle came from encounter of miracle of two people. I believe that two people will make many miracles again from now on
41.LMLisa Suguitan Melnick
Happy Anniversary, with love and appreciation for the many kind and generous ways you walk in this world--
Congratulations on 35 years together!
Love cousin Margie
Thank you Barb and Penny for the many, many, volunteer hours you have given to Share-A-Pet, and for making so many children and adults happy on your pet therapy visits.
With tons of love, light, gratitude and appreciation for all the good you constantly initiate in this world.
Happy 35th Anniversary! May you continue to inspire us all for years to come. Hugs!