David Nittskoff, 76, born Dec. 19, 1945, passed away on July 17, 2022. He was predeceased by his parents, Mindell, aka Mae (nee Kritzer) and Harold Nittskoff. David was the loving husband of Thelma Silver (Lorne, Dahlia and Rosie Novick); devoted brother of Earl (Sandy Beksa White); dearest uncle of Nicole and Jonathan; and adored great-uncle, dear cousin and friend to so many.
David was a life-long resident of the Cleveland area. He was a graduate of Cleveland Heights High School (on some of the reunion committees), and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Kent State University and Juris Doctor from Case Western Reserve University. He was admitted to the bar in 1970 and was in general practice law in solo private practice for most of his career. He was interested in the personal aspect of law and tried to negotiate rather than litigate. He also gave to the community by doing a lot of pro bono work. David also contributed to the community as the chair of the Workman’s Circle Cemetery Committee.
David enjoyed life. One of his greatest joys was spending time with family, especially the grandchildren, Dahlia and Rosie, and with his many cousins and sharing family stories.
David also enjoyed people, be it strangers or friends, and could be friendly and humorous with everyone. He especially enjoyed listening to jazz and was what he considered the important part of the music gig, a paying customer and a friend to many musicians.
In the last year of life, David put up a fight through many medical challenges. Two caregivers were very instrumental in supporting him, Angelina and Nanette.
Burial was at Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Donations in memory of David can be made to Green Road Synagogue, Jewish National Fund or the charity of your choice.
Arrangements under the direction of Berkowitz-Kumin-Bookatz Memorial Chapel.