David P. Schuldiner, 52, of Hartford, died suddenly January 3, 2002, after a short illness. He was born in Los Angeles, CA and is survived by his wife, Anne Schick; his mother, Sarah Shuldiner of Los Angeles, CA; his sister, Judith McDanniel of Costa Mesa, CA; his brother, Joseph Shuldiner and his partner Bruce Schwartz, also of Los Angeles, CA; and his nephew, Elijah. David Shuldiner held a Ph.D. in folklore and anthropology. He worked for the Connecticut Department of Social Services providing educational and cultural programs in the Division of Elderly Services. He was very active in local progressive politics and an avid supporter of local arts and cultural efforts.