David E Gethmann

August 6, 1962December 21, 2018

The beautiful voice of David Eric Gethmann went silent December 21, 2018 in Chicago. Musician, writer, artist, actor in Broadway road shows, chef, sommelier, and once voted Boston's Best Waiter, David had many talents. His sense of humor, his kind and generous spirit will be missed by all who knew him.

Son, brother, uncle, David is survived by his father Gary (Virginia), mother, Elizabeth Shea (Robert), sister, Leigh Foss (Bill), niece Holly Foss and nephew, Wyatt Foss.

A memorial service will be held at a time to be determined.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, please donate to the American Heart Association.


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Jean Scott

January 21, 2019

Our choir, Higher Ground, just learned that David's made his transition! I'm very sad. I first met David when I was registered with Shirley Hamilton's talent agency and he worked there. David was always a sunny presence when I visited Shirley's!

Several years ago, David joined the Higher Ground choir at Unity in Chicago. It was great to be in touch with him again! His sweet heart and magnificent voice were a wonderful addition! This is such a sad loss for our entire choir and Unity in Chicago!

Mary Kay McPolin

January 21, 2019

Rest in peace dear man! I will miss your presence, your smile, your enthusiasm, your wit and your exquisite voice . Thank you for sharing YOU with us on Monday evenings !
Mary Kay, fellow choir member

Beth Babbitt Borst

January 13, 2019

I knew David from the time we were in junior high school. We fell out of touch over the years, but I have fond memories of his lovely eyes, his beautiful singing voice, his calming speaking voice, his quirky sense of fun and his quick mind. I was so surprised and very sorry to hear he had passed away. I send prayers and my deepest condolences to his family and friends.

Kim Ecevido

January 12, 2019

So sorry to hear. We had the wonderful pleasure of enjoying David's voice on Sundays at Unity Boston, where he helped chose musical arrangements to sing. His passion for singing showed weekly, and we missed his presence once he moved away. Sending condolences to his family and friends. Peace and Love ❤️

Doris Mainville

January 10, 2019

I was so surprised and sorry to learn earlier today of David's passing. How I remember his awesome voice at our Unity-Boston services! He was so richly blessed! My prayers and condolences to his family and friends.