David Gidman
1969 - 2021

David Ian Gidman, age 51 of Portland, CT passed away on Friday, January 8, 2021. David was born in Manchester on April 4, 1969 to Johnnie Mooney (Roger) and Timothy Gidman (Sandra), and graduated from Cromwell High School.

David had a kind heart, an infectious smile and a wry sense of humor. He loved the outdoors, especially fishing, a love instilled in him by his father and his grampy. He also loved cooking, books, playing his guitar, music – especially the blues, and all things related to bicycling. David was an excellent bike mechanic and had been employed by a number of bike shops in Connecticut and New Hampshire. He also loved mountain biking and had the scars to prove it!

David was predeceased by his grandparents John and Ann Orlowski of Vernon and Justin and Marguerite Gidman of Manchester.

He will be forever loved and missed by his parents and step-parents, his son Lucas of South Berwick, ME, his brother Benjamin Gidman of Broad Brook, his sister Kristen Gidman May (Ryan) of Bremerton, WA, his step-brothers Christopher Gidman and Timothy Justin Gidman, both of Castle Rock, Colorado, Hilary Schumacher of South Berwick, ME, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. David will also be missed by his special friend Lisa Randazzo with whom he shared a home. David's family would like to give a special thanks to Lisa, who loved David and cared for him during his illness.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date to be determined. Donations in David's memory may be made to the Friends of the Portland Library, 20 Freestone Avenue, Portland, CT 06480

the Hartford Courant - Jan. 13, 2021