David Robert McLellan | AspenTimes.com

David Robert McLellan

David Robert McLellan passed on August 7 at the family’s summer home on Lake Coeur d’Alene in Idaho.

David was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in February 2013 and handled the disease with dignity and grace, just as he lived his life. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on September 23, 1945 to Captain and Mrs. David McLellan. As his father was in the Navy, David lived many places growing up including Trinidad. Graduating from high school in North Chicago, Illinois, David attended Marquette University on a Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship. He received a Masters in Finance from the University of Illinois. He then proudly served his country in the Medical Service Corps of the United States Navy during the Vietnam era.

He and his former wife moved to New York City where David pursued a financial career with Arthur Young & Co., Commerce Clearing House, and his own securities firm. He then worked for Xerox Corporation in the financial services division, serving as President of Xerox Realty. He was instrumental in developing the community known as Lansdowne in northern Virginia.

In 2003 David and his wife Katie moved to Aspen, where they raised three of their children. David was on the board of directors of Aspen Country Day School for five years, serving as treasurer for four. He thoroughly enjoyed the Aspen lifestyle, attending Physics Institute lectures and Music Festival concerts, skiing in the winter and fly fishing on the Frying Pan in the summer, and worshiping at Christ Episcopal Church.

David is survived by Katie, his children Catherine (Adam) Smith of Portland, Oregon; Justin (Michele) Reed of Richmond, Virginia; Jennifer and Kelly of Denver; and Robert, who is a junior at Wake Forest University; four grandchildren; his sister Donna Sherry and brother Robert McLellan, both of the Boston area. The family is most appreciative and grateful for all the support that was given during David’s illness.

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