David MacDowell
1937 - 2020
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David Dawson MacDowell
Loving family man, Navy veteran, had long career in real estate
David Dawson MacDowell, 83, of Eastham, Mass., and formerly New Jersey, passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 10, 2020. He was the adored husband of MaryEllen Hartigan MacDowell.
Dave was born in Orange, N.J., April 12, 1937 to the late Wallace and Dorothy Dawson MacDowell. He is also survived by his son David Dawson MacDowell Jr., and daughters Alexandra MacDowell Djerassi and Christina Matteson. Dave was a devoted grandfather to Francesca DeCurtis, and Eleanor and John Dawson Matteson.
He was a graduate of Admiral Farragut Academy and Rutgers University, where he was an active alumni of the Chi Psi fraternity. Dave was a proud veteran, who served as an officer in the U.S. Navy. He spent over four decades as a commercial real estate broker in senior management in NYC and NJ. He was a faithful parishioner at Grace Episcopal Church in Madison, N.J.
A funeral service will be held at a later date in N.J.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Alzheimer's Family Support Center of Cape Cod , 2095 Main St. Brewster, MA 02631, www.AlzheimersCapeCod.org.
Words of comfort may be made to the family at ccgfuneralhome.com/locations/harwich

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Published in The Star-Ledger on Nov. 20, 2020.
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Mitchell Blutt
November 29, 2020
Please except my deepest sympathies to you and your family at this time of grieving. May God be with you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Simone Taylor
November 29, 2020
I have fond memories of working with David at Cross&Brown Co.
David was one of a few Brokers in that office that Bob Waldron respected and I will always remember David for his remarkable and relaxed composure.
Jaime Weiss
November 24, 2020
I met Dave awhile ago , helping out when needed, it was such a pleasure knowing him, he was such a gentle soul, and had the most beautiful blue eyes, he will be missed. Mary Ellen also is the most loving and caring person, so glad I met them both.
carolyn tullos
November 24, 2020
I met and knew Dave in his final year, and i was touched by his gentle sweetness throughout. I am honored to have known such a wonderful man, who I was proud to call my friend. Mary Ellen, i am always here for you. Thank you for showing me, in Dave and you, what unconditional and loyal love truly is.
Tracy Strawn
November 21, 2020
So sorry for your loss MaryEllen and family. Dave was a great guy and always happy to see him at our Boonton High Reunions.
Arlene McKay Orlando, BHS Class of '55.
Arlene Orlando
November 19, 2020
David was a great person and Mentor to me and several young brokers at Cross and Brown. He was a great friend and he will be missed. Please let me know when there will be services in NJ.

God Bless his soul.
Nick Nemeth
November 19, 2020
Dave was a great guy, great mentor and we had fun times at Cross & Brown Company.
Sad to lose him.
Peter Weisman
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