David M. Baum died tragically on May 19 in a car accident near his home in Short Hills, N.J. He was 57.

He was a summer resident of Edgartown for more than 20 years. 

He was raised in Columbus, Oh. and earned a bachelor of business degree from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in 1986. After a 17-year career in mergers and acquisitions, David retired in 2003 as partner and co-head of M&A in the Americas. His personal passion soon became his new profession, as the president/editor in chief of Golf Odyssey, which he later merged with Revolution Golf and ultimately sold to The Golf Channel/NBC Universal.

He met his beloved wife Andrea when they worked together at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York.

David was a uniquely textured man who built extraordinary connections with people, both socially and professionally. He was the true definition of a mensch. He was the current president of Vineyard Golf Club and a panelist for Golf Magazine. He was deeply involved with his synagogue, and was a board member of the Marcus Corporation, Happify Health, Cumulus Media and Fuze.

He was the loving husband of Andrea Terzi Baum for 30 years; the devoted father of Jeffrey, Alyssa and Josh; and the cherished brother of Randy Baum and his wife Betsy, and Amy Tessler and her husband Steve.

Donations can be made to The David Baum Endowment to Secure a Jewish Future, Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, 432 Scotland Road, South Orange N.J. 07079.