David Seiman, 34, Was Kind, Generous Person

David Seiman died on May 3, at age 34, from complications following a high blood pressure crisis. At the time of his death, he was visiting his family in his hometown of Valley Stream, N.Y. David's real home was Oak Bluffs, where he had lived for nearly 10 years. On May 17, his family and friends celebrated his life at a memorial service at the Inkwell Beach.

On the Island, David was known as a chef and as the owner of the Juice Caboose in Oak Bluffs. He was also beloved as a person who provided shelter, comfort and advice to those in need. Whether it be a good meal, a place to stay or a person to talk to, David was there for his friends. For this he will always be missed.

David leaves behind his wife, Gina Patti; his parents, Abe and Rachel Seiman; his sister, Rebecca Seiman; his brother, Michael Seiman, and his grandfather, Morris Goldenberg.

His family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to all those who attended the memorial, who comforted them with stories that only David could have been a part of and who supported them by making May 17 a true celebration of David's life. Gina especially thanks all those who so generously contributed to the David Seiman Memorial Fund - a fund established for their baby, expected at the end of July. She also greatly appreciates the support members of the community continue to give, whether it's a hug, a card, kind words or a smile.

David loved Martha's Vineyard and its community. His family, deeply saddened by this tragedy, treasures the love and compassion shared with them by the Vineyard community.