David Dudley Cushman, of Chesapeake, Va., died Dec. 19. He was 57.

Born Dec. 22, 1961 in Beacon, N.Y. he later moved to the Island and graduated from Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. Soon after graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he met his wife of 35 years, Peggy Ann Cushman.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children: Joshua Cushman, Amanda Cushman, Michael Cushman, and David Cushman, all of Chesapeake;  father, Woodford Cushman, of Westerly, R.I.,; sisters, Beth Erickson and Sandra Cushman, both of Martha’s Vineyard, Tracy Cushman of Florida and Rebecca Vincello of Kansas; and grandchildren, Rayna, Surge, Gauge, and Caimber Cushman; and many other family members and friends. He was predeceased by his mother, Joan Wither.

A funeral service will be held on Dec. 27 at the Sturtevant Funeral Home in  Portsmouth, Va. Interment will be private at Albert Horton Veterans Cemetery.

Additional information can be found at www.sturtevantfuneralhome.com.