David Charles Grossack, Esq.

Grossack, David Charles, Esq., of Hull, Massachusetts, on September 20, 2017, erev Rosh Hashanah.

David is survived by his mother, Judith (Trachtenberg) Grossack, brother and sister-in-law, Richard (Rocky) Grossack and Jori Ceder Grossack, nephews, Samuel, Adam, and Zachary Grossack, and long-time partner, Joan Shuman.

David succumbed to a hard fought battle with heart and kidney failure despite the superhuman efforts of the amazingly compassionate and dedicated staff of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA.

David was, first and foremost, a passionate man. Several locales held special significance to him: He loved walking the beach in his hometown of Hull; he loved visiting his birthplace of Hawaii, returning there frequently to vacation; He was especially passionate about Israel, its people, history, customs, and even geography (David loved spending as much time as possible floating in the Dead Sea).

Career-wise, David was passionate about the law and serving his clients. There was no topic or client too controversial for David to vigorously defend. One notable legal issue for which he passionately worked were fathers in marital disputes who were summarily denied child custody and visitation rights in ex parte proceedings (without the right to present their sides of the issue). David represented this group despite public biases against them.

David’s hobbies included creating artwork and researching (and discussing) history, current events, and geopolitical issues.

Lastly, David was most passionate about his family, doting on his three nephews and their accomplishments. He was lovingly connected to his significant other, Joan, and her brothers, Charlie, David, and Steven. David called his sister-in-law, “Sis” and enjoyed wonderfully close relationships with both his mother and brother.

David made a positive impact on many lives and will be dearly missed.

Funeral services for David Grossack will be held on Sunday, September 24th at 11:45 am at Temple Reyim, 1860 Washington St., Newton, MA. Shiva will be held immediately thereafter at the temple and continue until 8:30 pm.

If you choose to make a contribution in memory of David, his family suggest a donation to his alma mater – New England Law / Boston, 154 Stuart St., Boston, MA 02116 – alumni.nesl.edu/makeagift


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