David Townsend

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Townsend, David William

David W. Townsend, Jr.'s amazing 92 year adventure ended June 10, 2017. He was born August 30, 1924 in Brooklyn, NY.

When Dave was a child, his father's work as a civil engineer took the family all around the country, which included spending time in New Mexico. It was during those years that he discovered his love for the Southwest and always knew he would return. He served in the Army Air Corp in WWII in England and France, and continued in the Air Force Reserves, retiring as a Major. Dave graduated from Yale University. His eclectic career took him and his beloved wife Anne all over the U.S. and to China, Pakistan, Thailand, and Saudi Arabia. They also enjoyed traveling to many other parts of the world. Dave was a tireless volunteer when it came to veteran's affairs, missionary ministry, and his favorite, Nativity Church.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Anne Townsend, his five children, Virginia "Ginny" Townsend, Charles "Chuck" Townsend (Sandy), Mary Gosselin (Mark), Michael Townsend, and Eileen Townsend (Lisa), eight grandchildren, one great-grandson, brother, Charles "Charlie" Townsend (Jeanne), and twin nephews.

Mass will be celebrated this morning (Friday) at 9:00 a.m. at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 9502 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM, with a reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to .

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David's online guest book, may visit


Daniels Family Funeral Services


9420 Fourth St. NW

Albuquerque, NM 87114


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Daniels Family Funeral Services, Alameda Mortuary
9420 Fourth St. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87114
(505) 898-3160
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Published in Albuquerque Journal on June 14, 2017
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