David Ulrich, 64

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 3:30pm

David Conrad Ulrich, 64, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Oct. 21, 2017 at his home in Weston, Vermont.

David was born in New Haven, Conn., on May 13, 1953 to the late George Alden Ulrich and Anne Malarky Ulrich of Orange, Conn. Raised in Orange, he attended Amity High School in Woodbridge, Conn. and went on to study Art at The School of the Worcester Art Museum in Worcester, Mass. He took classes through the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) in Lander, Wyoming.

David was always an artist at heart. He worked for almost 20 years as the Art Director of Murphy Outdoor Advertising in Bridgeport, Conn. 

David found great joy in the time he spent with his family and friends. He loved golf, skiing, fishing, hiking, sailing, and woodworking of any kind. He was a master craftsman by trade and brought that creativity, passion, and dedication to every facet of his life. 

Block Island was a treasured part of his life from a young age. He vacationed there with his family for many years. His craftsmanship can be seen around town in the beautiful signs he designed and restored. Most recently, he worked for The Spring House Hotel, restoring its signs and historic architecture.

His humor was one of his best qualities. He was always there for a joke, a laugh, and to bring smiles to the faces of those he loved. He was cherished by many people and will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his beloved wife Annelise Stunzi Ulrich of Weston, Vermont; his daughter Elise Ulrich of Andover, Vermont; his daughter and son in law, Lesley and Wyatt Helterline, and their children, Jaxon and Tess, of Block Island, R.I.; and his daughter Ali Ulrich of East Dorset, Vermont. He is also survived by his mother, Anne M. Ulrich; sister Catherine Connorton, brothers Michael and George of Orange, Conn.; and his brother Stephen of Jersey City, New Jersey. He also leaves behind five nieces and nine nephews. 

Services will be held at Epic Restaurant at Okemo Mountain Resort in Ludlow, Vermont, on Nov. 11 at 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Block Island Early Center, Box 1843, Block Island, R.I. 02807.