Edward David, 81, of Hingham, formerly of West Roxbury, passed peacefully on February 14, 2021, following a long illness.
Ed was the dear and devoted husband of 49 years of Laurice (Maloof). Loving father of Caroline O’Brien and her husband Stephen of Chestnut Hill and Anne L. David of Brooklyn, NY. Cherished grandfather, “Jiddo,” of Bailey and Matthew O’Brien. Dear brother of Kenneth and his wife Verna, Lawrence and his wife Denise, and dear brother-in-law of June (Saba) David. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Ed was predeceased by his brothers Samir and Albert David and parents Tofick and Mary (Dolabany) David.
Ed loved learning and at his heart was both a student and a teacher. He was incredibly proud to be a Boston Latin School graduate (Class of ‘57) and was active in alumni support for many years. After Boston Latin School, Ed attended The Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, where received his R.Ph. Ed then went on to serve his country in the United States Army. After an honorable discharge, he continued his education by receiving an MBA from Loyola University, Chicago IL. Ed was a dedicated and accomplished Pharmacist for close to 60 years. He took great pride in his care for his patients, his attention to his businesses, and being a respected member of the medical field. Throughout his career, Ed owned four independent pharmacies and remained a vital part of his patients’ lives until his retirement. Ed was beloved by many patients, family, and friends regarding his medical knowledge; advising about health or prescriptions but he also derived great pleasure in learning about their own lives.
Ed was an active member of his community; as a past Master of the West Roxbury – Dorchester Masonic Lodge, a past commander of the Nicholas G. Beram Veterans Association, a member of the Plymouth Lions Club, a charter member of the Massachusetts Pharmacists Association Foundation, and a lifelong active parishioner of St. Stephen’s Methodist Church, West Roxbury.
When not focusing on his patients or community, Ed enjoyed living by the water in Hingham, where he and Laurice resided for over 45 years. Ed loved sailing and many summer days he could be found on his boat with his daughters, friends, or even by himself, quietly enjoying one of his many books from his extensive personal library. Ed was also an accomplished woodworker and created much of the beautiful furniture in his home and often created custom pieces for family and friends.
Ed’s greatest pride was his family life. He was incredibly generous and hospitable to all who came into his home. Ed and Laurice enjoyed their life in Hingham, attending lectures at the Historical Society, supporting local theater, and dining out with friends with frequent visits to West Roxbury to see family and friends.
Ed was incredibly proud of his daughters, his son-in-law, and grandchildren; and loved sharing their professional and personal accomplishments. Ed was someone with a lengthy scientific career, a dedication to community service, and a person who pursued an active and intellectual life. However, his greatest pleasure was sitting on his own deck at the wooden table he made, enjoying a cigar and a Manhattan, Frank Sinatra on the speaker, and his family around him.
Relatives and friends are welcome to the visiting hour Saturday Feb. 20, 2021 from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Kfoury Keefe Funeral Home 8 Spring St. (at the corner of Centre St.) West Roxbury. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, visitors will be required to wear masks, practice social distancing, and limit their time in the funeral home. Funeral Service and burial will be private. A Celebration of Life will be scheduled, Summer 2021.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Edward’s memory may be made to the Nicholas G. Beram Veterans Assoc. Scholastic Achievement Award, c/o 26 Meadowbrook Road, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467.
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