Final Expenses for David Wilder

It is with heartfelt sadness that David Wilder, beloved brother, uncle, cousin, and friend; unexpectedly passed away due to a random act of senseless violence during a drive by shooting on March 25, 2017. 

David committed his life to his tireless fight for adjunct/contingent faculty rights, social justice and the environment. He never failed to stand up for the needs of those people less fortunate! He was a great artist, teacher, union leader and historian. He was a professor at Tri-C, John Carroll and Cleveland State.  He was a founding member of the Ohio Part-Time Faculty Association and a key member of The New Faculty Majority.

He was so modest and such a kind person. He has inspired so many young and old minds alike, and he reminds us to keep fighting for what is right. He has left a legacy for us to carry on. He will be greatly missed by many!

You can see some of his work at this website he setup.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to this gofundme campaign to support his final expenses.  Any excess funds raised will be used to setup an art scholarship in David's name.


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    • $100 
    • 38 mos
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    • $25 
    • 40 mos
  • Suzanne Buchanan 
    • $15 
    • 40 mos
  • Anne Wiegard 
    • $265 
    • 41 mos
  • Jonathan Cordes 
    • $10 
    • 44 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Nathan Wilder 
Cleveland, OH
J. Carter Wilder 
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