David Cushman 1938-2017

David Baker Cushman, 78, died peacefully at the familyhome in Myrtle Creek, OR on February 1st, succumbing to an inoperable cancer, He was attended by his wife and Hospice caregivers.  He was born on August 23, 1938 in New Brunswick, NJ, son of William Allerton Cushman (1910-1994) and Ruth Louise (Barrows) Cushman (1911-1992).


Mr. Cushman attended primary grades in public schools in Parlin, NJ, Wilmington DE, and Williston Park, NY, moving to California in 1952 where his father worked in the motion picture industry in Hollywood. He attended University High School in West Los Angeles, graduating in 1956. He earned a B.A. degree in Economics-Engineering at Pomona College in Claremont, CA (1960), and an MBA in Industrial Management from California State University, Long Beach, CA.


Mr. Cushman was a veteran who served in the US Army in the United States and Germany after college graduation.


Mr. Cushman’s career path consisted of increasingly responsible positions in materials management, and production and inventory control. He worked for Kett Engineering, Aviation Equipment, Inc, Cincom Systems, and the Santa Barbara Research Center, all in California


He was a Past President of the Ventura and Santa Barbara County American Production and inventory Control Society (APICS) and held a lifetime Standard Teaching Credential with a specialization in Junior College Teaching in Business Administration, Economics and Mathematics.


In 1986, Mr. Cushman married the former Georgia Ross aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach Harbor, CA and lived in Carpenteria and Tehachapi for many years before moving to Myrtle Creek in 2012.  


Mr. and Mrs. Cushman enjoyed raising and showing their dogs. They raised Bouvier des Flandres and then Whippets. They bred several Grand Champions.


He is survived by his wife, Georgia, his twin brother RobertCushman (Sandy) of Foster City, CA, his sister, Diantha D. Harrington (George) of Kennebunk, ME, Kathy Cushman of Portland, OR, his daughter by his first wife, Anne Harrison Cline.