David T. MacHamer, a Maryland homebuilder and developer, died of cancer May 10 at his second home in Vienna, Va. The Annapolis resident was 63.
Mr. MacHamer was born in Baltimore and raised in Mount Washington. He was a 1959 graduate of McDonogh School and earned a bachelor's degree in engineering in 1963 from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn.
In 1966, he was sent to South Vietnam and commanded a patrol boat in coastal waters for nearly a year. The young lieutenant completed his service helping to write studies on new patrol boat design.
Mr. MacHamer went to work for the Rouse Co. in 1967, as the company was developing Columbia. He was responsible for the strategic planning, land development, selling and leasing of the Village of Owen Brown.
After leaving Rouse in 1973, he was a founding partner of Jacyn Development in Columbia and later became president of Capital Homes, a Washington-Northern Virginia homebuilder.
In the 1990s, he founded and was president of MacHamer Advisory Group, an Annapolis residential and commercial real estate consulting company.
One of his most notable projects, family members said, was the Owings Mills Corporate Campus Center.
Mr. MacHamer enjoyed reading widely about the Civil War and visiting battlefields. He also was a student of early English history.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at McDonogh's Tagart Memorial Chapel, on the campus at 8600 McDonogh Road.
Surviving are his wife of 12 years, the former JoAnn Alex Barnette; two sons, David MacHamer of San Francisco and Bradley B. MacHamer of Boulder, Colo.; a daughter, Jennifer L. Overholser of Marriottsville; a stepdaughter, Sara A. Barnette of Greenville, S.C.; two brothers, Thomas MacHamer of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Jeffrey MacHamer of Falls Church, Va.; and two sisters, Barbara Stricklin of Towson and Carol MacHamer of Monterey, Calif. His marriage to the former Jane Durkee ended in divorce.