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In Memory

David Goewey - Class Of 1980

Deceased Classmate: DAVID W. GOEWEY
Date Of Birth:
Date Deceased: 12-30-2013
Age at Death: 51
Cause of Death:
Classmate City: Vienna
Classmate State: VA
Classmate Country: USA
Was a Veteran: No
Survived By: Husband of 26 years to Sarah Maddocks Goewey and the devoted father of Jack, Claire, and Sophie Goewey of Vienna, VA. He was the loving brother of Catherine Dalton (Lynchburg, VA) and Susan Goewey (Vienna) and uncle to nine nieces and nephews.

Full obit at http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/washingtonpost/obituary.aspx?n=david-w-goewey&pid=168833462&fhid=17018. A partner at Venable, LLP, Dave joined the firm in 1987 soon after graduating from William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law, where he served as Executive Editor Research of the William & Mary Law Review. An athlete as well as a scholar, he served as editor of his high school newspaper at JEB Stuart H.S. in Falls Church (class of 1980) where he also lettered in football, basketball, and baseball. He attended the University of Virginia where he served as a Resident Advisor and was a member of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. He graduated from UVA in 1984 after majoring in political science and economics. In his law career, David's colleagues and clients appreciated his ability to be "direct" and "get to the point." In his personal life, Dave was known for his wit, humor, creativity and appreciation of nature's beauty, as was reflected in his photography. He leaves a wide circle of friends and has the love and admiration of his extended family including the Honorable John W. Smith and Harriet of Raleigh, NC; the Maynards of Larchmont, NY; the Goeweys of Cincinnati, OH and the extended Maddocks family in the U.K. While his career as a litigator required long hours, he appreciated that it also enabled him to travel widely. He was devoted to his family and he rarely missed his children's sporting events. He stayed active himself and ran the New York and Marine Corps marathons and played in an adult soccer league. In recent years he was on a quest to take his family to visit the top national parks, among them the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Zion. A visitation will be held on Thursday, January 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Church of the Holy Comforter. Funeral Services will be held Friday, January 3, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Holy Comforter, 543 Beulah Rd NE, Vienna, VA 22180. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Capital Caring- Halquist Memorial Inpatient Center, 4715 N. 15th St., Arlington, VA 22205, or Church of the Holy Comforter.

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04/05/14 02:57 PM #1    

Kevin Gaynor (1980)

Dave and I knew each other in high school but our friendship really started when we ran into each other the first day of law school at William and Mary.  We became very close friends and roomed together for two years at W&M.  He was probably the smartest and funniest guy I ever knew.  To say I am incredibly saddened by his passing would be an understatement.  He was a larger than life personality and the real heart, soul and glue of the group of guys from W&M who have stayed close friends all these years.  I think all of us, as we visited Dave when he was sick, couldn't believe what was happening.  I know I couldn't.  His wife, Sarah, and his kids, Sophie, Claire and Jack, were amazing throughout the entire painful time.  Dave very rightly was proud of all of them.  I guarantee you that heaven just got a lot more fun.  See you on the other side buddy.  

10/12/15 03:14 PM #2    

Abigail Calkins (Aguirre) (1980)

I just came across this site and this news today. I am so sad - Dave was a terrific presence. He was one of the key players in our tight-knit group of high school friends. I carry many fond memories of him. My deepest condolences to the family. 

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