David B. Goldman

1938 - 2009, Santa Barbara

David B. Goldman, a real estate developer, travel and food writer, author, died at sunset, his favorite time of day, March 17. He was 70.

David was a world traveler, ardent book collector and student of the poet, Robinson Jeffers. Among many of his passions he was a jazz aficionado.

David authored a well received book, Island Grinds, which reviewed "hole-in-the-wall" restaurants in the Hawaiian Islands.

He graduated from Laguna Beach High School, UCLA and the Thunderbird International School of Business.

David not only lived his life to the fullest, but also with no regrets.

He is survived by his wife, Shan O'Brien, his daughters Pamela and Wendy Goldman, his two step-sons, Che and Shane Hatchett, his sister Lois Robbins, and his aunt Ruth Ziegler, along with many other family members and friends.

". . .death comes and plucks us: we become part of the living earth and wind and water we so loved" Robinson Jeffers excerpt from "The Shears"

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Santa Barbara, 2050 Alameda Padre Serra, Suite 100, Santa Barbara, CA 93103.

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Dears Shan, Pamela and Wendy!
I wish you to know how much I'd love David as a very special friend. He was a person who inspired people to live without fear of living. Someone who inspired me to try and never stop starting new things.
Wish you all the best and hope to see you soon in Brazil.

giselalera (anonymous profile)
March 20, 2009 at 12:27 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Dear Shan:
I am so sorry to hear about David. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

alixharper (anonymous profile)
July 25, 2009 at 3:27 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I am shocked, today, to learn of David's death. I was thinking of him and Googled to see where he was traveling lately.
I spoke with David last year and never knew he was ill.
We go back as friends from the 60's.
My belated sorrow to Shan, Pamela, Wendy and Shelia
Jack Abel

fasterflier (anonymous profile)
April 24, 2010 at 1:37 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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