David Jeremy Tanzman died early in the morning of February 27, 2021 in his home in Pittsfield, Massachusetts having bravely battled cancer for the past five months.
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David was born in North Adams on November 8, 1965 and attended Pine Cobble School, Mt Anthony Union High School and Franklin-Pierce College. He celebrated his Bar Mitzvah at the Congregation Beth Israel in North Adams. David was a sales representative at Oak and Spruce and had a busy landscaping business. He was an accomplished youth swimmer and he loved downhill skiing. David had a keen interest and knack for history especially the Civil War and the Pacific Theatre of World War II and was an avid reader.
David was a good friend and he had many close and longstanding friendships. He loved to share the bounty of his garden with neighbors, friends and family. David was a sensitive and skilled care giver providing comfort and support to family members and friends in need. He was a devoted dog lover and any dog he raised was well-behaved and affectionate.
He is survived by his mother Melinda Tanzman, step-father Burton Shapiro, daughter Kaitlin Collins, and granddaughter Alexis Taylor. He is also survived by his siblings Beth, George and Jayson Tanzman, step brothers Andrew and Loren Shapiro and Colin Barney. David is predeceased by his father Irving Tanzman and step-mother Gail Tanzman.
A small graveside gathering of will take place on March 1, 2021 at the Synagogue Beth Israel cemetery in Clarksburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Berkshire Humane Society in the care of the Flynn & Dagnoli Funeral Home.