David Lovler, affectionately nicknamed Uncle David, DAL or ‘Dr. Worm’, died Wednesday, February 15th at 1:30, from Pancreatic Cancer. He went peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving partner of 5 years and best friends. Born in Manhattan and raised in the Bronx, New York City, he attended Stony Brook University before moving to the Boston, MA area in 1979. There he worked as a bookkeeper for Merriam Hill Center in Waltham, before settling in Somerville, MA, where he worked as a Professor’s Assistant at Harvard University for many years. Around 1998 he moved to Western Massachusetts to be closer to friends, and enjoy the opportunities for organic gardening and vegan networking in the Pioneer Valley. A true “people person”, David was beloved by a wide circle of people for his incredibly loving and generous heart, playful personality and warm sense of humor. A true Renaissance man, David was well-known in the Pioneer Valley and Boston communities for his tremendous passion and knowledge for gardening, vegan living and composting, but he also had many lesser-known talents and interests. A brilliant amateur mathematician, he made many significant discoveries in geometry and several other branches of mathematics. Aside from also being an expert in worm composting who taught many seminars, David was an avid student of Aikido and a professional quality bowler, with picture-perfect form and a league average well over 200. David was a wonderful listener, constant friend, and a joy to be around. He is survived by his partner, Shelly Greenstein, sisters, Sherrie Lovler and Karen Pichette, his 92-year old mother, Toby Lovler, niece, Renee Pichette, nephew, Julian Pichette, along with a wealth of friends whose lives he touched very deeply.
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