David B. Butchman of Vineyard Haven died on Sept. 2 of cancer at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. He was 75.

He was born on Dec. 13, 1945 in Framingham to the parents of F. Harold and Gertrude Archer Butchman. He graduated from Natick High School in 1963. David attended University of Connecticut and took evening courses for business administration at Northeastern University.

He lived in various states through his later years, some of which included Long Island, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., and New Jersey before settling on Martha’s Vineyard in 1983.

David held various jobs during his life. He worked for Shawmut Bank in the Empire State Building during the 1970s and as a realtor for Cape Cod Reality for many years. On the Island, he worked as a bank teller, at movie theaters, and he ended his career at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, supporting the medical records department.

He enjoyed spending his free time gardening, collecting coins and rare bills, playing cards and reading mystery books. You would never see David without a good book close by. He always had one, if not two, books going at the same time. He was also a big fan of Wallace Nutting paintings.

His favorite pastime was being on the golf course and he was always open to a round of golf with his brother. He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed making others laugh with his witty comments.

David is survived by his older brother Alan and his wife Gillian Butchman of Seattle and Oak Bluffs. 

He leaves behind three children, Christopher and his wife Michelle Butchman of Londonderry, N.H., Jennifer Butchman of Killingly, Conn. and Andrew and his wife Kristy Butchman of Worcester; eight grandchildren, Nicole, Cameron and Aidan Butchman of Londonderry, N.H. and Michael, Megan, Morgan and Matthew Graham and Joseph Butchman of Killingly, Conn. 

He also is survived by two nieces who he adored: Alycia Lamb and her husband Adam Wilson, and Amanda and her husband David Weaver, all of Seattle.

He was predeceased by his parents, F. Harold Butchman, who died in 1985, and Gertrude Butchman, who died in 1992.

A private service will be planned by the family to honor and celebrate David as a son, brother, father, grandfather, uncle and friend.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in David’s honor to the National Cancer Society in David’s honor, online at donate3.cancer.org.

For online tributes and more information, please visit chapmanfuneral.com