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David R. Cultice

David Roy Cultice, son of Thomas and Theora Cultice, was born in Stevens Point, Wisconsin on February 29, 1964. At the age of nine, David moved to White Plains, New York with his family where he developed a love for the outdoors and an enthusiasm for knowledge. He became a member of the Boy Scouts of America, studied the cello and violin and spent countless hours with his brothers designing and building a room-sized model train set. He later joined the Varsity Swim Team and spent a month living with a family in Hamburg, Germany in a foreign exchange student program. He played cello in the White Plains High School Orchestra and in ensembles accompanying high school musicals.

After graduating from high school, David went on to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston where he received his Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1986. At M.I.T., David was active in the Theta XI Fraternity and was a member of the crew team, participating annually in the Head of the Charles Regatta.

Following college, David worked as a mechanical design engineer at Cryovac. He then continued his education at Clemson University in South Carolina, receiving a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1991. While studying robotics at Clemson, he developed his love for cycling, which continued to be a passion for the remainder of his life.

David moved to the Boston area in 1991 and worked as a mechanical engineer at Parametric Technology Corporation, Asyst Automation, Inc. and Data General Corporation. In the summer of 1995, he cycled across the United States, dipping his bicycle in the Pacific Ocean, then in the Atlantic Ocean, at the beginning and end of his journey.

David was a lover of science, history, art, music, philosophy and the outdoors. He had a passion for life and an endless curiosity. He enjoyed his family and his many friends.

David is survived by his parents of White Plains, New York, along with younger brothers, Daniel of Pleasantville, New York and Nathan of Santa Barbara, California. He is greatly missed and remembered each and every day.


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