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David Thorndike



December 1, 1925 — April 25, 2024

David Thorndike was a complex, loving, and self-reliant man. Born on December 1, 1925, he died on April 29, 2024. He is survived by his wife Deborah J. Haynes; daughters, Leslie Thorndike and Persis Thorndike; granddaughters, Madeleine and Julia Thorndike Goetz, and Talis Love; and great grandchildren Tulsi and Oona Love. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, he grew up in Skowhegan, Maine, graduated from Bowdoin College, and served in the U.S. Army in World War II. David offered tremendous service to his communities in Massachusetts, Washington, and Colorado, especially at the Union Boat Club in Boston, and as Mayor and a member of the Town Board in Jamestown, Colorado.