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.http://www.wilderpaintings.com/
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.