Obituary for David S Mortensen
MORTENSEN, David Soren, 75, of Winchester, died peacefully, surrounded by family, on Monday, December 4, following a long illness. David was deeply devoted to his family. He is survived by his daughter Katherine, her husband Geoffrey, and their son Nathan (of Reading, MA), by his son Eric, his wife Dáša, and their son Søren (of Greensboro, NC), and by his brother Peter and wife Collette (of Hermitage, PA). He was preceded in death by his sisters, Mary Karen Mortensen and Barbara Rosnagle, and by his wife of over fifty years, Jean Lynn Bowman Mortensen, with whom he is now reunited in love. David was born on May 7, 1942, in Greenville, Pennsylvania, son of the late Letitia Brown Mortensen and the late Norman Peter Mortensen. David graduated from Greenville High School (‘60), the College of Wooster (‘64 B.A. History), and Harvard Law School (’67 JD). He was a classically trained musician and historian. Throughout his lifetime, David remained globally focused and showed genuine concern for the welfare of others. A lawyer by profession, David worked in several law practices in Boston, including Hale & Dorr; Tedeschi, Grasso & Mortensen; Pepe & Hazard; and Rubin & Rudman. His work as a litigator and trial attorney encompassed many different areas including Business Litigation, Antitrust, Personal Injury Law, Insurance, and Health Law. Deeply respected as a leader and consensus builder, David was an active member of both the Town of Winchester's Town Meeting and the First Congregational Church in Winchester. He served as Moderator of the church for decades as well as in many other capacities including singing in the choir. In keeping with his rich intellectual and musical life, David also served on numerous Boards of Directors including that of the Cambridge Revels, and he served on the College of Wooster's Board of Trustees. He will be remembered for sharing generously his wisdom, kindness, wit, and dedication to each community of which he was a part. Visiting hours will be held at Lane Funeral Home (760 Main St.) in Winchester from 2:00-5:00 pm on Saturday, December 16. A memorial service to celebrate David’s life will be held at the First Congregational Church (21 Church St.) in Winchester at 3:00 pm on Sunday, December 17. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Reno Garden at the First Congregational Church in Winchester in David’s name or to the Winchester Scholarship Foundation.