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Clare Alden MacIntyre-Ross, 73, Of Scarsdale

Clare MacIntyre-Ross
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SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- Clare Alden MacIntyre-Ross, a Scarsdale native, died Wednesday, March 9. She was 73.

A resident of Falls Church, Vir., who grew up in Scarsdale and lived in New York City, she is a graduate of the Masters School, Bennett College and the University of the Pacific. Her father was a former Scarsdale mayor.

She worked on Wall Street from the early 1970s through the mid-1980s for Drexel Burnham Lambert as its first female institutional salesman. She also worked for Citibank as a senior account officer in the International Services Division for Latin America and helped establish off-shore accounts and financial instruments for clients.

She was involved in the musical and song writing career of the late Harry Chapin and is considered to be the inspiration for his 1972 song “Taxi.”

She is survived by her husband, David A. Ross; her sister, Pamela MacIntyre and her husband, Robert Sawrey, of Charlottesville; nephews, Duncan MacIntyre; and Gordon MacIntyre and his wife, Yancina-Burbano, of Tucson; cousins, Alison Withey of Newberg and Sheila Withey of Cool Creek; Janet Bishop Farr; brother-in-law John Michael Ross of Alexandria; and god-daughter Claire Donohue, of Germantown.

She was predeceased by her brother Bruce MacIntyre; LeaAnne Becker; and Barbara and Jim Donohue.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Clare’s memory for the Arthritis Foundation, 1355 Peachtree St NE, 6th Floor, Atlanta, GA 30309.

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