David lived around the world, working as an advertising executive in Germany, Portugal, Russia and the United Kingdom. David met his wife Deirdre on a blind date in Moscow in 1998. They returned to the US in 2000 to raise their family.
David moved with his wife and two daughters to Skaneateles, New York, in 2009, where he worked for Chase Design for 10 years. A fan of winter and cold water, David served on the board of the Polar Bear Plunge in Skaneateles. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Skaneateles, serving on the Mission Committee and the Communications & Technology Committee.
A beloved son, father, brother, husband and friend, David lived life fully, with compassion, gratitude and optimism. Even after his cancer diagnosis, he worked hard to make the most of every day, living by his crew’s motto of “one stroke at a time.” He embraced new adventures and experiences, and generously shared his love of photography, cooking and food, running, traveling and reading. Inspired to become an amateur photographer by his time abroad, David bought his first cameras at outdoor markets in Moscow. He used film to capture wonderful images of his family, friends and nature.
David is survived by his wife Deirdre Aureden; his two daughters Alexandra and Sophia; his mother Diane Aureden; his three sisters Elizabeth Aureden, Julia Schad and Anne Betz; and his two brothers Kevin and Tim Aureden.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in memory of David to the SAVES Ambulance Service in Skaneateles, NY, the David Aureden Memorial Fund for Mission at First Presbyterian Church of Skaneateles, NY, or Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA.
A private funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 24 at 10:30am EST at the First Presbyterian Church of Skaneateles. Due to COVID this service will be streamed on Facebook live at https://www.facebook.com/skanpresby