Birth Name: David Frank Paich
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: June 25, 1954
*father – Croatian
*mother – English, German, distant Scottish
David Paich is an American musician, songwriter, singer, and record producer. He is the co-founder, principal songwriter, keyboardist, and occasional singer of rock band Toto. The band’s members also include/have included Bobby Kimball, Steve Lukather, Jeff Porcaro, Mike Porcaro, Steve Porcaro, and Joseph Williams.
David is the son of Hilda “Huddy” Lorraine and Marty Paich (born Martin Louis Paich), who was a pianist, composer, arranger, record producer, music director, and conductor.
David’s paternal grandfather was named Louis/Louie J. Paich. Louis was Croatian.
David’s paternal grandmother was named Ella Arnerich. Ella was Croatian.
David’s maternal grandfather was Russell Newton Hurst (the son of Walter Robinson Hurst and Della May Garrett). Russell was born in Oklahoma. Walter was the son of William Walter Hurst and Martha F. Reddin. Della was the daughter of Thomas Newton Garrett and Willie Bellzona Coleman.
Davide’s maternal grandmother was named Clara Leone Russell (the daughter of Jas Walter Russell and Myrtle). Clara was born in Kentucky.
Sources: Genealogy of David Paich – https://www.geni.com
Marriage record of David’s parents – https://familysearch.org
David’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of David’s maternal grandfather, Russell Newton Hurst (focusing on his own mother’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com