David Macdonald

David S. Macdonald

Sunday, July 30th, 1933 - Thursday, January 10th, 2019
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DAVID S. MACDONALD, 85, of Jackson Twp., NJ, passed away on Thursday, January 10, 2019, after a short illness, surrounded by his family. David was a devoted husband of 63 years to his beloved wife, Joan Macdonald, loving father to his three children, and extremely proud grandfather of 6 grandchildren. He was born in Elizabeth, NJ, and resided in Springfield, NJ, prior to settling in Jackson Twp., 19 years ago.
David was a United States Army Veteran earning the rank of Sergeant.
He was employed as a Letter Carrier for the Springfield, NJ Post Office for 39 years prior to his retirement in 1995. David also worked as a Financial Advisor for 35 years.
He was a member of the Westlake Men’s Club and Bocce Club. He also was instrumental in the start up of the Westlake Journal and wrote the financial column for many years.
David is survived by his wife, Joan M. Macdonald; his children, Beverly Furze and her husband, William, Diane Tarabour and her husband, Richard, and Edward Macdonald and his wife, Donna; and by his 6 grandchildren, Erik Furze and his wife, Zoe, Morgan Furze, Brittany Tarabour, Alexandra Tarabour, David Macdonald, and Brandon Aspinwall.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his Memorial Gathering from 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM followed by his Memorial Service at 12:30 PM on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at the GEORGE S. HASSLER FUNERAL HOME, 980 Bennetts Mills Rd., Jackson Twp., NJ 08527. Inurnment with Military Honors will follow in Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 350 Provinceline Rd., Arneytown, NJ 08562. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in David’s memory to Shriners Hospital for Children, 3551 North Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19140 and would be greatly appreciated. For directions, further information, and to send condolence messages to the family, please select a tab on the left.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 | 10:00am - 12:30pm
    Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 10:00am - 12:30pm
    George S. Hassler Funeral Home
    980 Bennetts Mills Rd.
    PO Box 1326
    Jackson Township, NJ
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Memorial Gathering
  • Service

    Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 | 12:30pm
    Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 12:30pm
    George S. Hassler Funeral Home
    980 Bennetts Mills Rd.
    PO Box 1326
    Jackson Township, NJ
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery
    350 Provinceline Rd.
    Arneytown, NJ
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Inurnment with Military Honors.


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Lois Hopkins

Posted at 04:47pm
Diane: I am so sorry for your loss. I know, from all that you have said, that your dad was a great man. I am praying for you and your family that you all can have peace with his passing and know that one day you will all be together again. Sending hugs and love.

Tara Wistuba

Posted at 01:32pm
Diane and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you.

Rose Byrne

Posted at 01:17pm
To Joan and family I am so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing Jim and I always enjoyed his caring way unfortunately I know the pain and sorrow you are feeling I sure Jim and Dave are together in heaven they were both wonderful husbands and dads. I will keep you and your family in my prayers Love you Rose Byrne

Mark Berler

Posted at 12:06pm
I'm so sorry for your loss...My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
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Philip & Lena Argersinger

Posted at 11:26am
Our love ones never leave us, we hold them in our hearts and memories forever!
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