Livonia: David passed peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on February 2, 2018 at age 69. Predeceased by his parents William and Katherine (Bailey) McDonald and his mother-in-law Aida Lippa. Survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Andrea (Lippa) McDonald and children; Sean McDonald (Carla Muranyi) of Geneseo and Jesica (Fr. Michael) Ellis of OH; grandchildren, Alex and Sophia Ellis; siblings, Jeanette (David) Dill, Raymond McDonald, and Judy (Ernie) Capone. Also survived by his father-in-law Edward Lippa, several nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and his best four legged friend, his dog Rocky.
David was born on February 27, 1948 in Rochester, NY to parents William and Katherine McDonald. He graduated from Gates-Chili High School in 1967 and later attended the Rochester Institute of Technology. Dave served his country in the Army National Guard. He married Andrea on September 27, 1969 and they were married for 48 blessed years. Dave started DSA Precision Machining after working at Jasco Tools as a machinist and manufacturing engineer until his retirement.
Family and friends may call on Tuesday, February 6th, from 4-7pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Rte 20A, Livonia, NY. At the conclusion of the calling hours a brief Trisagion/Prayer Service will be offered by Fr. Michael Ellis. David’s Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, February 7th, 10:30am at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 6591 Richmond Mills Road, Rte 20A, Livonia, NY. Interment will be held at a future date. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1120 South Goodman, Rochester, NY 14620. To send a condolence or share a memory please visit: www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com