David Charles Logan of Pelham Manor passed away at his home on Tuesday, June 27th, after a courageous and heroic battle with cancer. He was 79 years old. Born in Manitowoc Wisconsin to Charlotte and Joseph Logan, David began singing at a young age in the local conservatories, high school musicals and church events that provided plenty of singing opportunities.
David graduated in 1960 from the University of Wisconsin where he studied voice and Business Administration while performing in a series of musicals, most popular being "Oklahoma".
After graduating, David joined the United States Army where entertaining troops became his assignment and was selected the Soldier of the Cycle in his company. After the military, Dave moved to New York where he began a long and prosperous career in Advertising. Then in 1966 at one of his many parties in the Hamptons, David would meet Cynthia, who would become his wife of 49 years. In 1967 the two were married in Weston, CT. and went on to raise their 3 children in his beloved home in Pelham Manor, where he resided until his death.
David's career in Advertising began at Grey Advertising which eventually led to a successful career in Network Radio. David worked for the ABC Radio Network during its heyday contributing to the success of the first national radio network. He went on to develop new successful networks for Concert Music and the Hispanic Radio Network.
Outside of work, David was a loyal, witty and beloved member of the NYC University Glee Club where he had many opportunities to sing and solo at such venues as Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher and The White House as well as abroad, most memorably, Ireland. David didn't just leave an imprint on the club, he left a trench. "The go-to man for many of the club's traditions over the years." He produced a production of George M. Cohen's music featuring local talent and participated in the Huguenot Cabaret as recently as last month, where he received a standing ovation after performing Old Man River, it would be his last performance. David was also a proud 53 year member of The University Club in Manhattan, his home away from home.
David was a loyal patriot who loved his country dearly and would hang his flag proudly on national holidays and was a member of American Legion Post 50. David was about as well read as they come and on any given day could outsmart the most esteemed professors with his vast knowledge of World History and Politics.
All the while, David continued to be the life of the party. He loved to fill a church with his voice and rarely missed a Service. But anyone who knew Dave knew that above all else, his heart belonged in his home, where he would host legendary parties full of music, song and laughter. A familiar scene at Christmas would be Dave standing behind the grand piano in his living room while conducting a large house of guests signing their way through The 12 Days of Christmas. Dave loved to welcome friends and family into his home where there was always a seat at the table.
David has joined is beloved wife in Heaven and is survived by their three children: David Charles, Jr. (Jessica), Clark Bush (Joanna), and Katherine Hennessey (Jack) and his sister, Mary Schuetze of Wisconsin. He will be lovingly remembered by his seven grandchildren, Dahlia, Declan, Clark, Jerry, Ewan, Peter and John.
A viewing will take place at the Pelham Funeral Home, 64 Lincoln Avenue, Pelham, NY, on Friday, July 14th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM.
A Mass will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church 575 Fowler Avenue, Pelham Manor New York on Saturday, July 15th at 11:00 AM. He will be laid to rest with his wife at Oak Hill Cemetery. For more information or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.pelhamfuneral.com.