Obituary for David Blaess McDonald 68, of Westminster
David Blaess McDonald, 68, of Westminster passed away peacefully on February 9th, 2019. Born March 3rd, 1950, in Detroit, Michigan, he was the son of the late Arthur and Maxine Blaess McDonald. David was the beloved husband of Patricia Pearce McDonald, his wife of 46 years.
David received his B.A. in political science from Gettysburg College and a Masters of Business Management from Frostburg State University. He retired after being a pharmaceutical representative for Boehringer Ingelheim for 30 years. He was also the owner of Westminster Rare Coins and he specialized in British Commonwealth coins.
In addition to his wife, David is survived by his daughters, Brooke Fritz and her husband, Caleb; Melissa McDonald; and Kelsey McDonald and her husband, Brent Figlestahler; all of Baltimore. He is also survived by granddaughters, Eva Maxine Fritz and Rosie Dean Fritz.
David is a lifetime member of numerous numismatic organizations, a former member of the Lions Club and an alumni supporter of his college fraternity, Tau Kappa Epsilon.
David loved to kayak and ski, but above all else, he was proud of being the father of three wonderful daughters and of being Pop to Eva and Rosie.
A memorial service will be held for David at Ascension Episcopal Church in Westminster, Maryland on Saturday, February 23rd at 11:00 a.m. with the Reverend Samuel Nsengiyumva and the Reverend Ronald S. Fisher officiating.
In lieu of flowers, his family would welcome donations in David’s memory to Heroes on the Water, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to serve veterans, active-duty military personnel, first responders and their families through therapeutic paddling and kayak fishing experiences.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.prittsfuneralhome.com.