In memory of
David L. McGinty
David Lee McGinty, 73, passed away on March 26, 2017. David was born in Lee County Alabama to Oscar Paul and Nan Nell Frederick McGinty. e grew up in Opelika, Alabama and went on to Carleton College. After college, Dave attended the Medill School of Journalism and began an esteemed career in newspaper journalism. He worked as reporter and editor for the Louisville Times and the Courier Journal. He loved to explore new ideas, read about history, and vigorously engaged in debates about current topics. The thought of people suffering injustice and discrimination never ceased to bother him. In February 2007, Dave received the commission of Kentucky Colonel, the highest title of honor bestowed by the Governor of Kentucky. After retirement, David made his way to Bellingham, WA where he enjoyed sampling local food and beer, found a new passion in the ukulele, enjoyed afternoons on his front porch, and walked through his neighborhood. Dave is survived by: his brother, Paul Frederick McGinty, his niece Sarah McGinty Warren and her two children Matthew and Hannah Warren; his daughter Megan Covert McGinty and her husband Alex Woodford Brede; his son Nicholas David McGinty and his wife Josiette Lynn White; and his former spouse Penny Graham McGinty. Dave is missed by his family but they take comfort in the knowledge that he is at rest surrounded by an infinite supply of books, the New York Times, lively conversation and a nice bourbon, all while in pursuit of the perfect bridge hand. The family will hold a private memorial service in the future. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Southern Poverty Law Center 400 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36104 or Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County 1825 Cornwall Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225. Please share memories at www.molesfarewelltributes.com
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