David Eliot Wyner, 76, passed peacefully in Sterling, Massachusetts on Sunday, December 20th, 2020.
Born in 1944 in Boston, MA. to Edward and Helen (Crowley) Wyner, David was one of six brothers who grew up together in the Ritz-Carlton Boston, which his father, Edward, built and operated from 1927-1961. A gifted storyteller, David often recounted his time at The Ritz with colorful anecdotes of celebrity encounters, “unique” experiences, and healthy amounts of brotherly mischief. David attended The Shady Hill School, Boston Latin School, and ultimately Boston University.
In 1971, David married Patricia Bryan, of Huntington, WV, and the couple moved to Maui, Hawaii. A talented tennis player, David served as Head Pro at the Sheraton Maui Resort. The couple ultimately moved back to the Boston area where they lived in Westborough, Southborough, and Northborough while raising their two sons, both of whom David adored. Ever-involved in their day-to-day lives, David relished carpooling the boys to Fay School every morning when they were young, and he rarely missed a school or sporting event. During the summers, the extended family enjoyed many memorable times on Cape Cod. David’s fierce love for his family was unwavering through his last day.
As “his own boss,” David’s career included many achievements. Through the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s he owned/co-owned the Westborough Tennis Club, Shrewsbury Racquet Club, Paxton Tennis Club, and the Brant Point Racquet Club on Nantucket. Additionally, he had a knack for real estate, developing waterfront properties on Cape Cod and in Maine.
Most recently, David resided with Patty at Southgate in Shrewsbury. There, they enjoyed bridge games together with friends, and David’s signature charm and good humor created comradery among staff and fellow residents.
David is survived by his wife, Patty, and two sons, Christopher Bryan Wyner and his wife Emily, of Kenilworth, IL, and Michael David Wyner and his wife Stanislava, of Boston, MA; and two grandchildren, Catherine and William Wyner. He is also survived by his three brothers, George Edward Wyner and his wife Kathy, of Studio City, CA, Franklin Wyner and his wife, Carel, of Barnstable, MA, Henry Edward Wyner and his wife Jenny, of Walpole, MA; and his sister-in-law, Irene Wyner, of Holyoke, MA; along with several beloved nieces and nephews. David is preceded in death by his parents, and his brothers Alfred George Wyner and Richard George Wyner.
A memorial celebration will be planned in Summer 2021. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in David’s honor to the Congregational Church of Westboro and can be sent to the church at 57 W. Main St., Westborough, MA. 01581.