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David Thomas MacDonald  

David Thomas MacDonald

April 8, 1956 – October 25, 2016

David Thomas MacDonald, age 60, of Newark, DE passed away on Tuesday, October 25, 2016.

Born on April 8, 1956, in Johnston, Scotland, he was the son of Isabel (McGrath) and the late Thomas MacDonald. David proudly served as a Merchant Navy Officer for 14 years in Scotland and was a graduate of Glasgow Maritime College. He was a car enthusiast who enjoyed visiting car shows, showing off his 1988 Corvette, and boating on the Sassafras River with his wife and friends. He found a tremendous amount of comradery as a participant in the ALS support group he attended. David was a “real character” with a tremendous sense of humor that will be missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Moira (Mills) MacDonald; mother, Isabel MacDonald of Scotland; children, Andrew and Steven MacDonald, both of Scotland, and Gary MacDonald and wife, Kristin of Wilmington, DE; grandchildren, Jack, Ellie, Ross, and Ryan MacDonald; and sister, Mairi Williamson of Scotland.

Funeral services and interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter, 321 Norristown Road, Suite 260, Ambler, PA 19002.

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  1. Cathy Corsi, October 30, 2016

    We are so sorry to hear about David’s passing. He was a wonderful man and will be missed. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

    With love,

    The Corsi Family,
    Cathy, Fred, Nicole and Danny.

  2. Vanessa McCall, October 31, 2016

    Dave was a good friend who never lost his sense of humor. He always made me smile or laugh. He will be missed.

  3. Phil Britton, November 1, 2016

    Tis been many years, but I remember you sharing about David. It is the love you showed at that time that makes me truly sorry for your loss. You are now in our prayers and thoughts; you are a special person.
    Phil Britton

  4. Jim Mullens, November 1, 2016

    So sorry for your loss, Dave was a good guy. I always enjoyed talking and joking with him during our time at Newport. He will be missed by all.

    Jim Mullens


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