Submitted by his Family
Nothing would have dissuaded David from joining the Boston Fire Department; it was something he had become obsessed with as a toddler. After high school‚ David attended Howard University before enlisting with the Army Reserve. In 1998 he realized his childhood dream and become a member of the Boston Fire Department assigned to Engine 51 in Brighton.
David was also a talented artist and was quite passionate about his art. He was a spirited man‚ full of life and never without his big smile. David was a loving and devoted son‚ brother‚ and father and is missed by all who new and loved him.
I don’t know how to say all the things I want to say but it hurts to think about him this way. I will try my best in everything I do and hope you’re looking down and still saying ‘that’s my boy’. I’ll always love you. As you would say‚ ‘see you later.’
A Golden Heart
God saw you getting tired‚ so he put his arms around you and he whispered‚ ‘Come to me.’
Although we loved you dearly‚ we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating and working hands were put to rest. God ailed hearts to be broken to prove to us he only takes the best.
Your big sister‚
Bridgetta Curry Ward