David Lindley Myers of Eastham died unexpectedly earlier this month. He was 46.

He was a devoted father, beloved son and brother, and friend to many on Martha’s Vineyard, Cape Cod and beyond.

Dave grew up in Lincoln, and spent much time on the Vineyard with his family. He graduated from Swarthmore College with a degree in sociology and anthropology, and his natural affinity for people powered his talent for organizing lively gatherings of family, friends and musicians.

His love of radio began in high school, and continued throughout college and into professional and nonprofit radio. Dave worked as development director and on-air personality for Redwood Community Radio KMUD-FM in Redway, Calif., before moving to Cape Cod in 2006 to work for the community station WOMR in Provincetown, and later, Cape Cod Broadcasting in Hyannis.

A self-taught musician, he played guitar, bass, drums, saxophone, piano and harmonica, and was an accomplished songwriter and singer. Throughout his life, he performed in a series of bands — including the Osirians, The Inskirts, The Living Rooms, and The Spaces — that played professionally as well as informally, often with his brothers Johnny and Rob. He recently performed in Provincetown with Julie Charland of Toast and Jam.

Dave frequently volunteered his talents and services for school events and organizations such as the Wellfleet Recreation Department, Lower Cape Outreach, the Wellfleet Oyster Fest, and the Wellfleet Methodist Church. He also served as master of ceremonies for the Truro Agricultural Fair, as a public information officer for the Emergency Management Agency in Barnstable, and as a volunteer for Cape Mediation.

He is survived by his two children, Samuel Patrick Myers of Needham and Rose Mariette Myers of Arcata, Calif.; his mother, Lucy Busselle Myers of Ipswich and Vineyard Haven; six siblings, Robert Myers of West Tisbury, Sally Myers of Dartmouth, Fairlie Myers of Waltham, John Myers of Arcata, Calif., Stephen Hanschka of Portland, Ore., and T. Whitney Hanschka of Vineyard Haven. He was predeceased by his father, John Anderson Myers of Savannah, Ga., and his brother Thomas Myers of Northampton.

Other family members include Emma Nation of Arcata, Calif., Harriet and John Barrow of Vineyard Haven, Polly and Don Bishop of Eastham and Brooksville, Me., Rebecca and Sam Busselle of Millerton, NY, and Vineyard Haven, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

His family is planning a fall memorial service on the Island. Contributions in Dave’s memory may be made to the Sam and Rose Myers Education Fund, c/o Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank, PO Box 668, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568.