David Palmer died on Sunday, Nov. 6. He was 65.

He was born in January 1951, the third son to Alison and Edward Palmer. He followed brothers Teddy and Andy, and they were later joined by a sister, Laurie.

He lived on Lenox avenue in Albany, N.Y., and then moved to Slingerlands, N.Y., where he attended Bethlehem Central Schools and then Maplebrook School. He graduated from Riverview School on the Cape.

David loved music and he loved to dance. He was an avid reader, especially of mysteries, and the best correspondent in the world — he kept all his family and friends connected through his letter writing and phone calls He had a rock and roll heart with a heavy metal edge and was deeply loved. Choosing the right stamps for his letters was an art form in itself, not to mention the stickers. He had a phenomenal memory, and a dry sense of humor given away by the twinkle in his eye; he was a sociable guy who surprised people with his discerning and forgiving nature, and the depth of his feeling.

He was game for new experiences, which he approached with a sense of adventure. He enjoyed his housemates and friends at his residence at 264 S. Main, at Equinox in Albany, and at the Royal Falmouth, and we thank them. He came to Thanksgiving and he brought mints.

David is survived by family members including Andy, Onnie and nephew Tony Palmer of Chilmark; Laurie Palmer and Debbie Gould; his second mother Melissa Palmer; Erick McCandless and Antoinette Villani; Sarah and Frank Slingerland and nieces Ericka and Emily Slingerland; and cousins Anne, Catherine, and Diana Lord.

He was predeceased by his brother, Teddy Palmer, his nephew Luke Palmer, Trina McCandless, and cousin Jack Lord. An online guestbook is available at ccgfuneralhome.com.