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David O. McNamara, Host of "Box of Blues" on 90.5 the Night Has Passed Away

David O. McNamara, 43, of Sea Bright, NJ, previously of Red Bank, died Saturday, January 6, at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch.

He was born in New York City and graduated the University of Indiana at Bloomington. He was a radio personality on Sirius Satellite Radio where he was known as Dave Mac. Dave hosted shows on The Spectrum,Sirius Blues and Sirius Disorder channels. There will be a tribute to Dave on the Sirius website and also on air starting on January 10. For many years, Dave also hosted Brookdale Community College's 90.5 FM "Box of Blues". Until recently, he was musical director for "Jody Joseph and the Average Joes" band.

He is survived by his parents, Leon A. and Patricia D. McNamara, his fiancée Rita C. Truex and his brothers, Duncan McNamara of San Carlos, CA, and Malcolm McNamara.

Visiting hours will be Thursday, January 11, from 6 to 8 PM, at the John E. Day Funeral Home, 85 Riverside Avenue, Red Bank, NJ. A memorial Mass will be held on Friday, January 12, at 10:30 AM at the Church of the Nativity, 180 Ridge Road, Fair Haven, NJ. Burial services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in David's memory may be directed to the American Cancer Society or Radio Station WBJB, Brookdale Community College.


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