David Machlowitz

Profile Updated: September 11, 2020
Residing In: westfield, NJ
Spouse/Partner: Sheryl
Occupation: Retired lawyer
Children: 2
Attending Reunion



Since CHS, I have tried to forget everything about CHS--and what I was like before age 25--except for my CHS friendships, some of which are still close today and others, surprisingly, were formed in the past 10 years. Other than some friends I lost touch with, the only things I miss about CHS are my then hairline, waistline and ability to play sports without needing ice packs and a nap afterwards.

I went to Penn and Yale law school, then lived in Philly, then Manhattan, then Westfield (an NJ suburb of NYC). My wife, a drama therapist for victims of domestic violence, and I married in 1985. Before we had children, I was also a freelance writer and knew all the good dance clubs in New York; after children, I wrote only notes of teacher sessions and knew only all the dialogue in The Little Mermaid.

I was the general counsel and head of some other groups at big corporations and spent many years as a clown in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade--these careers had much more in common than I expected.

I retired in 2008 to have less work and more fun--but my wife and children probably thought it was to boss them around more. I have learned scuba diving, improv; acting, ziplining and boxing, none of which I am good at and all of which strike my kids as signs of a midlife crisis. I enjoy charity work and traveling.

I hope everyone is well--and has forgotten what I was like at CHS.

School Story:

When I told my kids that the biggest student protest at CHS involved jeans and culottes, they looked at me as if I were insane (not an unusual occurrence since their teenage years began and I transformed overnight from wise father to resident idiot).

David's Latest Interactions

David Machlowitz has left an In Memory comment for Neal Goldberg.
Jul 08, 2020 at 11:10 AM

Neal was a great guy; we had a lot of fun playing basketball together.  We saw each other a few times after CHS, before our careers lead us to places far away from each other.  We exchanged periodic emails over the years.  He deserved a much longer life.

Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:19 AM
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:19 AM
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:19 AM
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:19 AM