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 James Linen MacWithey

James Linen MacWithey

Birth
East Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
Death 21 Jan 2009 (aged 98)
Irvington, Lancaster County, Virginia, USA
Burial Weems, Lancaster County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 59001323 · View Source
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Obituary from the Currie Funeral Home (Kilmarnock, Va.) website, January 2009:

James Linen Macwithey passed away on Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at Rappahannock Westminster Canterbury in Irvington, Virginia. He was born in East Orange, New Jersey on October 11, 1910, the son of Edward Louis Macwithey and Mary Linen Macwithey. After graduating from The Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, where he was captain of the varsity football and baseball teams, he attended the American Institute of Banking at New York University. He was President of the Bachelors Cotillion of New Jersey. On June 6, 1940 he married Katharine Dickinson, who predeceased him. They had two daughters, Katharine Marjorie and Linda Blair. After working with Chase National Bank in New York City, he became Vice President and Director of Public Relations for Bristol Myers Company in New York. He was highly regarded in the public relations industry, first as President of the Public Relations Society of New York, then serving as President of the Public Relations Society of America and President of the American Public Relations Association. In New Jersey, where he resided, he was Chairman of the East Orange City Council and member of the Board of Managers of Llewellyn Park, New Jersey. He served on numerous boards, including the National Industrial Conference Board, the New Jersey Symphony, the National Urban League, the National Council of the United Service Organizations, the East Orange General Hospital, the Orange Memorial Hospital and the Moses Ludington Hospital in Ticonderoga, New York near his summer home on Lake George. He was Chairman of the Advisory Committee of the New Jersey Tercentenary Commission and a member of the National Advisory Council on the Arts. Mr. Macwithey and his wife retired to Virginia in 1974 when they moved to "Riverview" near White Stone on the Rappahannock River. He remained active in Virginia becoming President of the Richard Henry Lee Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, President of the Chesapeake Club (associated with The Tides Inn) and was an Elder in Campbell Memorial Presbyterian Church in Weems, Virginia. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hiking and swimming in his beloved Adirondack mountains and deep sea fishing in the islands. An accomplished athlete, he played a strong game of golf and tennis well into his eighties. He was a past member of the Blooming Grove Hunting and Fishing Club in Pike County, Pennsylvania, the Rock Spring Club in West Orange, New Jersey, and the Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club in Kilmarnock, Virginia. He loved his family deeply and is survived by his two devoted daughters, Katharine M. Dunton and Linda B. Baldwin and two sons-in-law, Ammon G. Dunton, Jr. and Timothy G. Baldwin; five grandchildren, Katharine Dunton Moore, Mary Blair Dunton Zakaib, Elizabeth Dickinson Dunton, James Linen Dunton, and Timothy Blair Baldwin; and four great-grandchildren, Katharine Holt Moore, Anna Caperton Moore, Gabriel Dunton Zakaib and Isabella Blair Zakaib. A memorial service will be held at Campbell Memorial Presbyterian Church in Weems, Virginia, on Sunday, January 25, 2009, at 3:00 p.m., after a private interment in the church cemetery. There will be a reception at the church immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Richmond, Virginia chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at 3805 Cutshaw Avenue, Suite 212, Richmond, Virginia 23230.


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  • Created by: GJ
  • Added: 21 Sep 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 59001323
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Linen MacWithey (11 Oct 1910–21 Jan 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59001323, citing Campbell Memorial Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Weems, Lancaster County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by GJ (contributor 47117269) .