David Leo McNamara

David Leo McNamara

February 7, 1945 – April 23, 2020
Age 75 of Brooklyn Park, died at home Thurs., April 23, 2020 surrounded by family. Preceded in death by parents, Leo and Sarah; ‘Irish Twin’ brother, Daniel; niece, Colleen. Survived by beloved wife of 52 years, Barbara; sons, Patrick (Janet) and Ryan (Aimee); best buddy grandsons, Brandon and Dillon; cherished granddaughter, Mairen; brothers, Dr. Thomas (Karen), Jerome (Loretta); sisters, Mary (Dennis) O’Malley, Jane (Charles) Psotka; sisters-in-law, Patty and Alice; adored nieces and nephews and many dear cousins. Dave was known for his work ethic and enjoyed a long and successful career in the Wine & Spirits industry. Early jobs as bartender and liquor store delivery man led to liquor and wine sales, which led to management. He traveled the globe and made lifelong friendships. In personal life, he was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved going Up North with family and friends. He was a generous, funny man and a natural storyteller. His greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren. He touched many lives and will be missed by all. A celebration of Dave’s life will be scheduled at a later date. (Published in the Star Tribune on April 26, 2020)