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David Mark Madden

July 27, 1965 ~ January 1, 2024 (age 58) 58 Years Old
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David Madden Obituary

David Mark Madden, age 58, of Tampa, Florida passed away suddenly on December 28, 2023.  He is survived by his mother, Sue, sister Rebecca Simms, brother-in-law Scott and brother, Daniel Madden, sister-in-law  Jamie, nephews Jason, Benjamin, and Matthew, and niece, Serenity.  He was preceded in death by his father, William and grandparents, Harry and Bessie Strull. 

David was born on July 27, 1965 in Miami Beach, Florida.  He and his family moved to Maitland, Florida in 1970 where he spent his childhood.  He graduated from Winter Park High School in 1983.  After he graduated from high school he worked at his father’s sign shop where he enjoyed using his artistic talents.   A few years later he attended Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida.  At Ringling he earned a degree in Illustration. 

Most of his life he worked in restaurants as a server.  He worked at Hard Rock Café for 22 years as a server and a trainer.  He began working in Miami for Hard Rock and later transferred to the New York City restaurant in Times Square.  While working at Hard Rock he had several opportunities to help open new locations in Saipan, Texas, and Florida as a trainer.

David was a talented and creative artist.  His greatest passion was drawing and painting.  He had a huge collection of artwork that brought him a lot of joy.  He had some of his artwork displayed in a couple of galleries in New York City. 

David was a kind hearted person who loved people.  He enjoyed making people laugh and was very humorous.   He loved gardening, landscaping, and animals…especially cats.   He always had one or two cats as pets. 

We will miss David and know that we will meet again in heaven.   He is there now creating art and enjoying God’s beauty.

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Celebration of Life
February 5, 2024

1:00 PM
Holloway Funeral Home
112 Bayview Blvd.
Oldsmar, FL 34677


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