David P. MacKenzie, 1946 – 2018

David P. MacKenzie
David P. MacKenzie, 1946 – 2018. Photo provided.

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – David P. MacKenzie, 71, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 at the Springfield Hospital. He was born April 13, 1946 in Springfield, Vt. the son of Robert V. Sr. and Philippa (Parker) MacKenzie. He attended Springfield schools, graduating from Springfield High School class of 1964. He later attended the University of Vermont for a short time before joining the United States Air Force.

He served in the United States Air Force for four years during the Vietnam era in inventory and supply and was stationed in Turkey for over a year.

He was employed as a machinist at Parks & Woolson’s and Fellows Gear Shaper in Springfield, as a technical writer at Bryant Grinder Co. in Springfield. He worked in real estate in the Burlington area in the 1970s where he resided for several years. While in Burlington, he operated a small newspaper and was a salesman for siding and roofing material. He was later employed as an index manager with News Bank in Chester, Vt. for 16 years.

He enjoyed computers, writing, and photography. He enjoyed photographing covered bridges in Vermont and surrounding areas. He sold many of his pictures for calendars over the years. He also enjoyed feeding the birds.

He is survived by one brother Robert V. MacKenzie Jr. and his wife Cheryl of Springfield as well as several cousins. He was predeceased by his parents.

Friends may call at the Davis Memorial Chapel on Friday evening Jan. 12, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Springfield Humane Society, 401 Skitchewaug Trail Springfield, Vt., 05156.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield, Vt.

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