David "Dave" A. Siarkowski
Age 73, of Frazer Township, passed away Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022, at UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport. He was born Aug. 18, 1949, in Glenshaw, and was the son of the late Richard and Gladys (Wargo) Siarkowski.
Dave graduated from East Deer-Frazer High School, Class of 1967. He enlisted in the Army right after his high school graduation and proudly served his country. Dave was a Vietnam War veteran. He completed two tours in Vietnam and was active duty for three and a half years. For 17 and a half years, he served with the 458th Army Reserve Engineers. He retired from PPG Industries Springdale Plant in shipping and receiving after 40 years in April 2011. He was of Presbyterian faith. Dave was a life member of Frazer Township No. 2 Volunteer Fire Department, a life member of the National Rifle Association, Springdale Sportsmen Club, American Legion Lower Burrell, and the Friends of Ole Bull. He liked to hunt, fly fish on Kettle Creek in Potter County and camp at Ole Bull State Park, where he was a campground host and volunteer. He also enjoyed canning and Dutch oven cooking. At the of age 67, Dave peddled his bike with a friend from Washington, D.C. to Pittsburgh on the C&O and GAP trails. Most of all, he loved and treasured spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Aileen Gay (Walczak) Siarkowski; a daughter, Heather Wald, of Frazer Township; two sons, Thad Siarkowski (Diane Lipp), of West Deer Township, and Andrew (Bernadette) Siarkowski, of Natrona Heights; three grandchildren, Randall Siarkowski, of Clarion, Madison Baldus (Hunter Jordan), of Frazer Township, and Kaylee Lipp, of West Deer Township; two brothers, Dennis (Lonnie) Siarkowski, of Tarentum, and Bruce (Cheryl) Siarkowski, of Lower Burrell; several nieces and nephews; his camping family at Ole Bull; and his three cats, Lily, Lollipop and Zeke.
In accordance with Dave's wishes, there will be no visitation. Private burial with military honors will be held.
Memorial contributions may be made in Dave's name to Homeless Cat Management, 207 Allegheny St., Third Floor, Tarentum, PA 15084, or the Gary Sinise Foundation at www.garysinisefoundation.org. To share an online condolence, please visit www.ajakfh.com
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