A FORMER town councillor who worked to improve tourism in his area has been remembered by colleagues, family and friends.

David Schueler died peacefully on Friday, February 16 in Seaford, the town where he lived for many years.

David, who was 93, served as a councillor in Seaford and both he and his late wife, Joyce, were part of the authority’s first administration, in office from 1999 to 2003.

He was also deputy mayor of the town from 2002 to 2003. He was heavily involved in his community, also taking on the role of chairman of Seaford Community Partnership, which is responsible for The Shoal memorial benches in the town. David’s old colleagues at the council recall how he worked hard to promote Seaford’s tourism, culture and the other facilities.

He was educated at Paddington Secondary Technical College then studied electrical engineering at Willesden College of Technology. He married Joyce in 1949 and they were together until she died in 2013.

He was passionate about travel, both around the UK and abroad, working as an consulting engineer in South East Asia and Europe from 1977 to 1989.

He moved to Jakarta in Indonesia with Joyce, living there for the last seven years of his time working abroad. David loved playing the jazz piano and was in a band called the Syncopators. He also loved gardening, reading books about war history and socialising.

He had three children, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

His funeral will be tomorrow at Eastbourne Crematorium.