Obituary : David J. Brand
At age 39, after a brief illness, David Jon Brand died on September 14 at MGH in Boston. A former resident of Wellesley, David graduated from Wellesley High School in 1987, received a BA in Environmental Conservation from the University of Colorado, and a Master's degree in Human Geography with a focus on permaculture from UMass.
After graduation, David pursued his desire to help those in need and joined the Peace Corp where he taught young children in Uruguay, followed by a year of teaching in Guatemala City. He was most proud of his experience as a logistician with Doctors Without Borders. In this capacity, he spent several years on assignments in Kenya, Africa, Georgia, Russia, Mexico, and Barcelona, Spain. This work focused on displacement of refugee populations and malnutrition. His extensive travels through India, Burma, Central and South America fostered a deep compassion for humankind. He was currently teaching high school science at Martha's Vineyard High School.
He is survived by his wife, Julie Bianculli, also formerly of Wellesley and a daughter, Camille; parents John and Mary Beth Brand of South Woodstock, Vermont; a sister, Julie, of East Amherst, N.Y.; a brother, Christopher, of Somerville; a brother, Michael, of Claremont, N.H.; a grandmother, Lucina LaGrange. of Las Vegas, Nev., and several nieces and nephews.
The family welcomes you to their home on 96 Oyster Pond Road, Edgartown, Saturday, Sept. 20 at 3 pm.