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Dr. James A., a former New York City plastic surgeon, died peacefully in Englewood, New Jersey on February 9, 2016 at the age of 89. His patients sought him out from all over the world for his skill, highly personal care and compassion. Raised in Montclair, New Jersey, he graduated with honors from both Princeton University and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. After serving as a Naval lieutenant on a hospital ship during the Korean War, he established a private practice in Manhattan and was Attending Plastic Surgeon at Roosevelt Hospital as well as Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at Columbia Medical School. He was a long time member of Knickerbocker Country Club, an accomplished golfer, naturalist and lover of all things classic. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Diane Hillier Macdonald, his children Melinda Twomey and her husband Barry of Austin Texas, Christopher Macdonald, M.D. of San Antonio, Texas and David Macdonald and his wife Lara of Arlington, Virginia, He is also survived by his grandchildren: Paul, Margot, Laura, and Mark Twomey; Kimberly Macdonald; and Abigail and Zachary Macdonald. Funeral services will be held at 12 PM on Saturday, February 13 at the First Presbyterian Church of Englewood, 150 E. Palisade Ave., Englewood, New Jersey with a reception to follow.
Published in The Record/Herald News on Feb. 11, 2016
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