Francis David of Allegheny Township passed away Tuesday, December 17, 2019 surrounded by his wife and family. He was born April 23, 1933 in New Kensington, a son of the late Antoni and Monika (Jakobowska) Dawid.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Walter and Thaddeus David, and seven sisters Helen Kulesza, Eleanor Carney, Jean Golon, Elizabeth Zaydel, Florence Roman, Irene David, and Annie David.
Dr. David served in the United States Air Force from 1953 until 1961. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Pennsylvania State University, a Master’s in Education from Duquesne University and his Doctorate of Education from the University of Pittsburgh. His career as an educator began in Hampton, Virginia as a mathematics instructor. He continued his career in the New Kensington-Arnold School District as a mathematics instructor then as the Principal at Ridge Avenue Junior High. He was promoted to Assistant High School Principal with various administrative duties and retired as the District’s Curriculum Coordinator. Dr. David was a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Secondary School Principals, National Association of Secondary School Principals, Westmoreland County Secondary School Principals and the Doctoral Association of Educators with the University of Pittsburgh. He was a member of St. Mary of Czestochowa Roman Catholic Church, New Kensington.
Dr. David is survived by his wife of 54 years, Dorothea Gleinn David and their four children Karen (Richard) Harnish, Janet (Paul) Rodell, Diane (Donald) Campbell, and Francis (Susan) David; twelve grandchildren Marie, David, and Jack Rottschaefer; Haley, Hannah, Jonah, and Sadie Rodell; Ian, Ainsley, and Alaina Campbell; Abigail and Nathan David. He is also survived by his sister Clara Sluser of New Kensington.
Family and friends will be received on Friday, December 20, 2019 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at the Ross G. Walker Funeral Home 217 Freeport Road, New Kensington, PA 15068. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary of Czestochowa Roman Catholic Church at 10am on Saturday, December 21, 2019. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Francis’ name to St. Mary of Czestochowa Roman Catholic Church, 857 Kenneth Avenue, New Kensington, PA 15068, Wounded Warrior Project https://communityfundraising.woundedwarriorproject.org/campaign/Francis-David, or the Special Olympics (specialolympics.org), 2570 Blvd of the Generals, Suite 124, Norristown, PA 19403
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Wounded Warrior Project
7020 A.C. Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville FL 32256
St. Mary of Czestochowa Roman Catholic Church
857 Kenneth Avenue, New Kensington PA 15068
2570 Blvd of the Generals, Suite 124, Norristown PA 19403