See my original post in my archives... A San Francisco Original C.David Kulman.
Photos (c) J. Pritikin
I just received the attached message from the publisher of the Presidio Sentinel informing me that my good friend aka David the Matchmater has passed away. I'll miss him, his N.Y. Yenta Jewish accent and treasure trove of stories about his journey. When I first met him, he was advertising in gay publications. He had a previous publicist that had little success. His was not a franchise concept and pre-computer age. He kept his clients information on a 3x5 or 5x7 card. A Polaroid picture No credit cards and mostly cash. His clients came from all kinds of backgrounds and he matched them, often on the first date. He was a gay Molly Goldberg /yenta the match maker/ and Doli Levi.
He almost talked me into moving down there and lived in a nice Seniors building. We always talked to each a couple of times a month. I am also attaching a story that I posted on this blog earlier. We broke some barriers together that are noted in the attachment. He confessed that the time I was his publicist, his business hit $60,000. a year and he had me at basement bargain prices! I had nothing but fun knowing David... truly another New Yorker who made good in San Francisco.
Subject: Re: C.David Kulman Columnist /Senior health.
Date: September 28, 2012 10:07:38 AM CDT
To: jerry.pritikin@, email@example.com
Our dear friend passed away this past month.We will have an article on David in the October issue. We will miss his humor, love for trivia, and all that he shared with the world.
Publisher & Executive Editor
Serving San Diego for over Thirteen Years.
From: Jerry Pritikin
Sent: Fri, Sep 28, 2012 12:46 am
Subject: C.David Kulman Columnist /Senior health.
I have been a friend of David for over 40 years. About a month and
half ago, I was able to call him at his apartment. He had returned
from the hospital and was in good spirits. However for the past month
I have been leaving messages for David at his 619 542 1312 number,
then that number was no longer taking messages. Now it has been
Thankfully, I have not found any Obit for him... however I thought you
might know where David might be? I wanted to wish him a Happy New Year.
I would appreciate if you could let me know one way or another.
Jerry Pritikin / Chicago 312