David Brian Baum, 71, passed away on July 26th, 2021 at Madigan Army Hospital, Joint Base Lewis McCord. David was born in Arlington, WA (Lake Riley) to his father, Raymond James Baum and mother, Aricene Leigh Rees-Baum. Dave graduated Washington State University, and received his Masters degree from Central Michigan University. Dave retired from the Army as a Major in 1992.
He is survived by his sons, Michael and Eric Baum; his sisters, Pam Hergesheimer and Kim Wanke; his brother, Steve Baum; and his wife, Donnielle Fratt.
There were far too many treasured memories with Dave to pare them down to just a few, so I have included a quote from Dave’s childhood (lovingly saved through the years by his sister Pam) written by his Mother, Leigh Baum, that perfectly summed up Dave throughout his life – “Davey is the finest boy we every dreamed of. Loveable, thoughtful, full of fun & enthusiasm. He is as always very friendly with all + has so many friends. He does so well in school, we are so awfully proud of our big boy, and love him so very much.”
After the military he became a financial advisor, and finished out his professional career as an Exclusive Financial Specialist for Allstate Financial Services, where he helped clients with Life and Long Term Care Insurance, Financial accounts, and Retirement services. Dave took great pride in his work, and was a longstanding member of the Million Dollar Round Table. Following his retirement, Dave was a volunteer at Providence Hospital where he enrolled his treasured companion “Riley” as a Volunteer Therapy Animal.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made in memory of Dave to the Providence St. Peter Hospital Animal-Assisted Activities & Therapy program (PAAA/T). They can be reached at 360-493-7629David was a relative latecomer to the game, but when he fell for it, he fell hard. After a mid-career change, David became a golf entrepreneur, a special advisor to Golf Channel, a GOLF Magazine Top 100 panelist and a beloved and respected figure in the industry.During our travels in Ohio, we made a brief detour to David’s childhood home, a near-shoebox-size house in a modest Columbus neighborhood. When we arrived, an elderly man in a wheelchair was sitting out front. David struck up a conversation, and within minutes, the man and his wife were grinning while giving David a tour of the residence where he was raised. He spent more time asking them about their lives than overtly reminiscing about his.Justin Tupper, who worked with David to grow Revolution Golf, and who is now senior vice president of content and strategy for NBC Sports Next, says that David combined a keen sense for business with a deep sense of compassion. That was David: astoundingly successful by any measure, yet he always walked softly with his accomplishments, connecting with everyone he met. He was humble, brilliant, generous and unfailingly kind to all, traits that made him as welcome in the boardroom as he was on the links. For those who were lucky enough to know him well, he was one of the finest humans we might ever know. A former investment banker, David left that career behind in 2003 to turn his personal passion for golf into his new profession. Like finding and marrying his soul mate, Andrea, raising his wonderful kids or ultimately making partner at his firm, he was determined to find similar success in the golf industry. Not long after retiring from Wall Street, David bought Golf Odyssey, and, in his role as president and editor-in-chief, transformed the once-sleepy golf and travel newsletter into a freshly honest broker and leading industry voice. He later merged Golf Odyssey with the golf media company Revolution Golf, ultimately selling both to the Golf Channel/NBC Universal.Last summer, as lockdowns lifted, he and I organized a GOLF Magazine Top 100 Panelist foursome swing through his old home state of Ohio. Our itinerary included stops at a number of the state’s finest courses, yet for David, the golf was secondary to revisiting historic culinary favorites — and testing out if the local Graeter’s ice cream could win over a few visiting skeptics. David was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, and although a diehard Buckeye fan, opted to earn a degree at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. Along with his Midwestern sensibility and unassuming manner, David brought a sharp wit and creative mind to his life and work. He was the rare, ever-so-modest, last person in the room you would have pegged as a former partner at Goldman Sachs, rabid New York Yankees or peaceful Grateful Dead fan. There wasn’t any inherent contradiction to his personality, instead just an expansively humble and genuine warmth that was undeniably connective with those whom he crossed paths. “I have never met anyone with the ability to solve problems in such a creative and fair way,” Tupper says. “I will never play a round of golf again without thinking of him.”
David was the president of the Vineyard Golf Club, on Martha’s Vineyard, and a member at Mountain Ridge CC and Baltusrol Golf Club, both in New Jersey. He didn’t collect memberships like some. He just wanted a convenient and welcoming place to play golf with his wife, kids and friends. He also saw the game as a portal to adventure and discovery. He led annual trips all over the world with a group of local, long-time friends.
Work, family and religion dominated Baum’s life. His unaffected passion for Judaism made him a pivotal figure in Bristol’s small Orthodox Hebrew congregation and he would take early morning talmud classes with Bristol Rabbi Hillel Simon.His child-health projects took in Thailand, Ethiopia, Brazil, Russia and the Gaza Strip. His chief professional interests were the treatment of diabetes; promoting the biological and psychological benefits of breast-feeding over formula milk; and palliative care for terminally-ill children and their families. In 1968 he invented the “Silver Swaddler” to aid premature babies, and in 1976 he co-invented the human milk pasteuriser.
As a doctor Baum never just treated symptoms, he assessed the psychological impact of a child’s illness on the family, and vice versa. On medical committees he could seek out innovative solutions to problems that baffled others. And he was a motivator – although sometimes, like an over- exuberant juggler, he threw balls into the air, which others had to keep moving while he dashed off on some new venture.In 1991 he persuaded the former Soviet president, Mikhail Gorbachev, to support a link between Bristol and Russia’s biggest hospital, the Filatoff in Moscow.
In the 1970s he promoted an international breast-milk bank. Later he championed an extensive neo- natology and wet-nurse project in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand. He was also the first British doctor to discern the increased incidence of diabetes in babies and suggest measures to counter this trend.
That year too it took one phone call for him to fly to the Felipe Camarao maternity hospital, in the north-eastern Natal region of Brazil, after which he recruited the then overseas development minister Linda Chalker to back a six-year project to overhaul the area’s neo-natal services. In tandem with the British Council, he revived a higher education link between Bristol and the University of Addis Ababa, set up by his predecessor, Neville Butler.His latest venture saw him cooperate with Medical Aid for Palestinians to build paediatric infrastructure and training in Gaza. As a Jew with deep family roots in Israel, Baum felt a particular resonance for this project. He regarded self-determination and self-sufficiency in healthcare as prerequisites for collaboration between Israelis and Palestinians.
Baum was buried at Rosh Pina, near the Sea of Galilee, the place where he had hoped to end his days. He is survived by his wife, Angela, and four sons.Colleagues remember Baum’s bonhomie, humour, vaudeville repertoire – and his whirling dervish impressions on the dancefloor. I recall one Sabbath dinner when he mentioned a favourite quotation: “The important thing is recognising that the other person has dreams too.” Perhaps his ability to grasp the dreams of others explains his extraordinary success. The Jewish precept of “pekuah nefesh”, preserving the sanctity of life, inspired his career. It was a Shakespearean irony that it was this very zealousness which ultimately killed him.
Professor Baum was president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, which was founded largely at his instigation, and he was founding director, in 1988, of the Institute of Child Health in Bristol. During the 1980s, with the nun, Sister Helen, he founded Helen House, near Oxford, Britain’s first children’s hospice. He was also an outstanding teacher, an inventor, an amateur magician, and an internationally renowned physician. Baum had the ability to get things done – usually through charm, sometimes with guile.
The paediatrician David Baum was tireless and passionate about helping children. Indeed he died of a heart attack, aged 59, while taking part in a charity cycle-ride focused on the devastated families of Bosnia and Kosova.
Baum was born into a close-knit Jewish family in Birmingham, where he was educated. He qualified as a doctor in 1963 and was senior registrar and research fellow at Hammersmith Hospital between 1967 and 1972. He then became a lecturer, and later clinical reader in paediatrics, at Oxford University. In 1985 he moved to Bristol University as professor of child health.
David served state side in the Army during the Korean Conflict. After serving, David and Glyne moved to Odessa in 1956 with their infant daughter. Within a few years their son was born, and Odessa became his home.
David Baum was born November 19, 1933, in Houston, Texas to Mary Elizabeth Parker and Joe Browne Baum. He grew up in Jal, New Mexico and graduated from Jal High School. As a young man, David played football and worked summers in the oilfield. David attended Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, New Mexico where he met the love of his life, Glyne Myers. They were married for 64 years.
David is preceded in death by his wife, Glyne and survived by daughter, Cindy Baum Sims and her husband David; son Tim Baum and his wife Linda; sister, Vicky Gwynne, and niece Penny Gwynne.
David was a charter member of Bethany Christian Church in Odessa and fondly remembers turning the first shovel of dirt at the groundbreaking for the new church. He held many positions at the church from finance chair to chairman of the board. David was a member of the Chuck Wagon Gang, Odessa Chamber of Commerce, and a long time board member of the Clover House and Girls Club. He was a Paul Harris Fellow with the Rotary Club.David was a people person. His passion in life was helping people in finance. He first worked for Pacific Finance, then Amarillo Hardware and Fairmart Furniture Store. In 1967 he became Vice-President of First Savings and Loan of Odessa, and in 1974 he was named President of Odessa Savings and Loan. When the savings and loan crisis of the 1980s happened, he worked for the Resolution Trust Corporation and served as president of Andrews Savings and Loan for two years. Eventually all savings and loans were closed or resolved, and David found himself “retired” much earlier than he had planned. But he was used to the ‘boom and bust’ of the oilfield and like the oilfield, David was far from being done. He owned and operated Colonial Auto Sales and he became a realtor for the next 26 years. Only in his 80’s did he finally “retire,” spending as much time as possible at his cabin in Ruidoso, NM with his wife, Glyne.
We would like to offer our sincere support to anyone coping with grief. Enter your email below for our complimentary daily grief messages. Messages run for up to one year and you can stop at any time. Your email will not be used for any other purpose. David Carlilise Baum, passed away Saturday, July 2, 2022, in his home in Odessa, Texas. Family and friends will gather to celebrate his life of 88 years on Saturday, July 9, 2022, at 3:00 pm at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Burial will follow after the service. The family wishes to express their thanks and gratitude to Aleida Suchil and her team of caregivers including Abby Hernandez, Irene, Lupita, Evette, Yolanda, and Xylina. They lovingly and tirelessly cared for David the last 3 years of his life, fulfilling his wishes of independence in his own home until the end. The family is forever grateful.
David Michael Baum, 65, of Scranton, passed away on May 21, 2022 at Commonwealth Health Regional Hospital of Scranton. He was the husband of Patricia A. (Yost) Baum. David was born on June 29, 1956 in Lima, Ohio to David Mason Baum of Lima,… View Obituary & Service Information
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Mr. Baum is survived by 3 sons, Aaron (Amy) Baum of Marion, Iowa, Nathan Baum of Viola, Illinois, and Zachary Baum of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 9 grandchildren, Josh Ingamells, Lexi Madler, Brittney Mills, Benjamin Baum, Sea Baum, Joe Baum, Sydney Baum, Zoe Baum, and Nathan Marchand, and 5 great grandchildren.
David loved his family and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. David was retired from Xerox where he had been the manager of many project teams that had focused primarily on high volume scanning. He loved trees, potted plants, and outdoor yardwork. His yard has a number of various species of plant life. In addition to enjoying plants, David was a handyman; his projects ranged from remodeling the homes of his children to repairing his grandchildren’s frequently broken toys. He had a collection of matchbox cars that he kept in their original boxes but would pull out for the grandchildren’s pleasure. He lived his life surrounded by love and died surrounded by love. He will be missed by all.
Ontario: Passed away on Sunday, December 13, 2015 at the age of 59. David was born in York, Pennsylvania on April 30, 1956 to the late George and Lois “Grandstaff” Baum. Besides his parents, David was predeceased by his brother Todd Baum. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Pamella; children, Rose (Brandon) Sartin, Karl (Lauren) Baum and Luke Baum; Grandchildren, Jonah, Zora, Ruben Sartin and Kory Baum; brothers, Gregory (Celine) Baum and Kevin (Karen) Baum; sister, Vicki (Michael) Mihm, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Our support in your time of need does not end after the funeral services. Enter your email below to receive a grief support message from us each day for a year. You can unsubscribe at any time.He is survived by sisters Angela Baum, Veronica Baum, Christie Baum; stepsiblings Dusty, Amanda, and Tiffany; Grandmothers Janet Baum and Shirley Farr; many nieces and nephews; the apple of his eye Mathew and fiancé Kayla Sweeny.
DAVID EDWARD BAUM, age 31 of Stow, formerly of Euclid, Ohio. Went to be with the Lord on December 25, 2022. Born July 14, 1991 in Southeast Ohio. The son of David Baum (April) and June Farr.
He was raised in Columbus, Oh. and earned a bachelor of business degree from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in 1986. After a 17-year career in mergers and acquisitions, David retired in 2003 as partner and co-head of M&A in the Americas. His personal passion soon became his new profession, as the president/editor in chief of Golf Odyssey, which he later merged with Revolution Golf and ultimately sold to The Golf Channel/NBC Universal.
He was the loving husband of Andrea Terzi Baum for 30 years; the devoted father of Jeffrey, Alyssa and Josh; and the cherished brother of Randy Baum and his wife Betsy, and Amy Tessler and her husband Steve.
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David is survived by his parents, Ashby and Carolyn Baum, his wife, Chris, his three children Gentry Kozub (Matt), Ashby and Christian, grandsons Thomas and Patrick Kozub, his brother Steve (Kay), nephew Carter, niece Berkley.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to either Decatur City Church, 4400 North Point Parkway Suite 100, Alpharetta, GA 30022 or Atlanta Mission at atlantamission.org.David was born December 1, 1958 in Danville, Virginia to Carolyn (Edwards) and E. Ashby Baum. He graduated from Midlothian High School in Midlothian, Virginia, and received a BS in Economics from the University of Virginia in 1981. While at UVA he met the love of his life, Chris Mathis, who became his wife October 3, 1981. They began their married life in Richmond Virginia, where David worked for United Virginia Bank while completing his Masters in Finance at Virginia Commonwealth University. After completing his Masters degree in 1988, David left UVB to join Lawyers Title as Risk Manager. He seized an opportunity to work as a lender for a small bank, eventually going back to Lawyers Title where he served as a co-consultant, traveling throughout the northeast. He returned to UVB/Crestar briefly as a commercial lender, until his Lawyers Title boss lured him to Charlotte, NC as state manager in November of 1993. In March of 1998 he joined Chicago Title as state manager of North Carolina. 2002 brought another move to Atlanta to become the Georgia State Manager for Fidelity National Financial, where he rose through the ranks to become EVP and Division Manager of Fidelity National Financial with responsibilities for operations in ten states. He was beloved by all of those that worked for and with him, whether it be a new employee or the CEO…he treated everyone with the same respect.We met David at social, pop-up parties in our Highland Park Community. I got to know him as a smart, kind and caring family man. He helped his neighbors and served on the community HOA Board. We will miss him. Our condolences to the Baum Family.