David Edward McNamara 1954-2014 Dave was born to Francis and Patricia McNamara in 1954. Dave attended Mission elementary school, Mission Central Catholic High School and graduated from San Luis High in 1972. After high school Dave attended Cuesta College. He worked for the Lewis Family in the Carrisso Plains until he joined his father at McNamara Real Estate handling the property management and going on to get his real estate and broker's license. Dave took his knowledge and love for hunting and fishing and opened Four Seasons Outfitters in 1986. In 1994, a week before his 40th birthday his son Shawn was born. Dave always said that was the best birthday gift he had ever gotten.Dave traveled extensively taking many fishing trip to Alaska and in 2009 Shawn and Dave went to Africa on a safari hunt. In recent years Dave was able hunt in Chico where Shawn is going to college with" Bo" his black lab bird dog. Dave enjoyed his life and especially liked entertaining and cooking for his family and friends. His family gave him the nickname Mr.Martha. Dave was a long time member of the Caballeros (Duck Camp) the San Luis Obispo Elks Lodge, the San Luis Sportsman's Club, Mission College Prep Boosters and the Heritage Foundation. Dave is survived by Debbie, Shawn, his mother Patricia, sisters Cathy, Laura, Joan, Barbara (Kevin), Eileen (Tito), his brothers Bill (Donna) and Michael, his niece Madeleine, and nephews Bryan, Jackson, Clayton and Emerson. On Friday, September 12, 2014, there will be a Mass at the Mission de Tolosa at 10:00 a.m. followed by a B.B.Q. Debbie, Shawn and the McNamara family ask that you please join us to celebrate Dave, and a life well lived! Sign his guestbook at sanluisobispo.com/obituaries
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Published in San Luis Obispo Tribune from Aug. 31 to Sept. 3, 2014