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.
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.



  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 56 mos
  • Franklin Soults 
    • $25 
    • 59 mos
  • Suzanne Buchanan 
    • $15 
    • 59 mos
  • Anne Wiegard 
    • $265 
    • 59 mos
  • Jonathan Cordes 
    • $10 
    • 63 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Nathan Wilder 
Organizer
Cleveland, OH
J. Carter Wilder 
Beneficiary