David L. Maynard


David Maynard died on May 29 following a valiant struggle with younger onset Alzheimer’s Disease. He was 65. Born on March 14, 1953, the son of Paul F. Maynard and Patricia Livingston, he was raised in Brooklyn, New York, attended New York City public schools and New York University. David worked as a computer programmer for more than 20 years first on Wall Street and then for companies and consulting firms in the Capital Region. He later worked for more than 10 years as a piano technician for Clarke Music in Latham and as a solo technician.

While computer programming and piano tech work were his “day jobs”, David’s true avocation was always music. In his youth he played in numerous bands in NYC and toured the United States with the New York Rubber Rock band in the mid-1970s. David relocated to the Capital Region in 1987 and played and recorded with various groups including Medusa Pleasureworks and the Weasels. From the mid-1990s forward, he appeared in venues in the Capital Region as a classical and jazz guitarist. He produced three CDs - Song for My Father, Nylon and Nails and Pulling Strings. David was an amateur watercolorist and photographer, as well as an avid cyclist and reader of nonfiction.

David will be remembered by his family and many friends for his unique combination of intelligence and skill, his humor, infectious laugh, tremendous joie de vivre and big heart. We will also never again encounter such an entertaining food and coffee snob or committed Luddite.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Christine M. Fitzpatrick of Ballston Spa; his mother, Patricia Livingston of St. Petersburg Florida; his brother, Philip E. Maynard of Media PA; and his step-mother Drora Pershing Maynard of Redwood City, CA. In addition, David is survived and will be missed by numerous in-laws, step-siblings, nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews in the Fitzpatrick, Maynard, King and Pershing families.

The Fitzpatrick/Maynard family would like to thank the staff of the A2 Unit at Saratoga Center for Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing in Ballston Spa for the care and compassion extended to David during his time with them.

A memorial service for David will be held in July, date and time to be named. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in David’s memory to: Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern NY, 4 Pine West Plaza, Suite 405, Albany, NY 12205, www.alz.org/northeasternny. Kindly direct your donation toward Alzheimer’s research.

Guest Book

Rich Grimolizzi and Rita Burns

We send our deepest condolences to you and your family.
Let us know it there is anything you need.
Dave's fine tribute says it in a nutshell

Barbara Rick & Jim Anderson

Christine, we are thinking of you and sending love and comfort, and remembering your husband with affection. A beautiful tribute to him.

Josephine Tramontana

I am extending my deepest sympathy to you and your family! Thinking of you and praying that Our Lord will comfort your heart and give the strength you need in the days and months to come. Sending much Love.
Josephine Tramontana

Deanna Newlin

I had the pleasure of meeting David and Christine a couple times and still look at our picture together every time I am with Patricia. I am so sorry for your deep loss and wish I could be there to help you in this difficult time.
Many heartfelt thoughts and prayers.
Love Deanna Dan and Morgan Newlin

Denise and Tom

Dear Christine- what a beautiful tribute to such an amazing man. Dave’s love of life was so infectious and could lift anyone’s spirits. He truly was a gifted musician but above all a wonderful husband and friend. We will miss him so much. All of our love to you, Denise and Tom

Mary A.Treanor

Dear Christina, Your words of David made me cry and laugh. That laugh always made me smile even if I did not hear the joke. I’ll keep you in my thoughts and prayers and donate as you requested. I’ll talk to you soon and see you at the memorial if not sooner.
Ed sends his sympathy.

Love & Peace,

Mary A.

Pat Rusilas

Christine,
Dave was such a great person. I feel honored to have known him. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Kasia Spadaro and June Tarbell

Our hearts go out to you. My dad and David shared part of this journey as roommates and the love you had for each other was ever present. I know he is at peace now.
With love to all of you.

Holly Smith

Christine, I am so very sorry for your loss.

Donna Conroy

Christine, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and Dave's family. You both shared an incredible journey that most will never experience. You were meant for each other from the beginning... you completed each other in every way. Dave certainly struggled with this disease; far too early in his young life. May he now rest in peace...

Love,
Donna

Christine Williams

Condolences to you and all your family. Davis was a unique man and we will miss him dearly. Wishing you peace and serenity.

Kathy Anderson

Christine, my heart and prayers go out to you for strength. Sounds like David was a remarkable man. God knew his suffering was enough. Rest in Peace David. God bless you Christine.

Marianne (Nobile) Kawecki

Christine My prayers and condolences go out to you, so sorry for your loss

Jimmy Carter and Danielle Thomson

He will live on, in the countless stories we share: His noble chararacter, his many talents, his ready smile and that quintessential sense of humor.

Dorothy Parchment

Christine, I am so sorry for your loss, condolences to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers

Kathy Wade

So sorry for the loss of your beloved husband and best friend. You are in my prayers. I hope that God grants you comfort and peace through your memories of David and all the joy you shared.
Love and Peace,
Kathy

Patricia Rincon

My deepest condolences Christine

Christine Carbone

My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Beth Flanagan

Oh dear....So sorry for your loss...

Kim Vogt

Christine, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Susan Methal

My deepest condolences- My thoughts are with you at this time.

Rola O'Meally

Christine my prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Be encouraged.

Christine Tanchak

So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.