David P. Litzenberger
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SPARTANBURG, SC-- David Paul Litzenberger, 84, of Spartanburg, SC since 2006, died Monday, October 28, 2013, at White Oak Manor-Spartanburg. Born May 17, 1929, and raised in Coeur d'Alene, ID, he was the son of the late Phillip and Mary Ott Litzenberger. He was of the Lutheran faith.
Mr. Litzenberger attended the University of Idaho 1947-1948. He began his career with General Motors as a co-op engineering student at Central Engineering in Detroit, MI in 1949 and graduated from General Motors Institute in 1953 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. He served in the U. S. Air Force from 1953-1957. He resumed his career in the Buick Motor Division Field Force from 1957-1969 as District Manager, Business Manager, Special Operations Manager, and as Assistant Zone Manager in Pittsburgh, Chicago, and Los Angeles, and was Zone Manager in Pittsburgh and Jacksonville. In 1969, he became a partner in Massey Buick Company in Pittsburgh, PA until he sold the business in 1979. In 1981, he formed Sun Chevrolet Company in McMurray, PA and operated the dealership until he retired in 1999. He was very active in civic organizations, Dealer Associations, Dealer Advertising Groups, and Factory-Dealer Councils.
Survivors include his beloved wife, Marilyn Litzenberger of Moore, SC; children, Paul D. Litzenberger (Karen) of Seneca, SC, Gregory D. Litzenberger (Debra) of Washington, PA, and Amy L. Smith (Mark) of Lexington, SC; son-in-law, Basil Kenny of Washington, PA; and grandchildren, Sean, Sarah, Justin, Brandon, Jared, Zachary, and Margaret. He was predeceased by a daughter, Dawn Elise Kenny; two sisters; and three brothers.
Visitation will be 2:00-3:45 PM Saturday, November 2, 2013, at Floyd's North Church Street Chapel, 235 N. Church St., Spartanburg, SC 29306. Funeral services will follow at 4:00 PM, at the Chapel.
Memorials may be made to a hospice group of one's choice.
An online guest register is available at www.floydmortuary.com
Floyd's North Church Street Chapel
The J. F. Floyd Mortuary, Crematory & Cemeteries
235 North Church Street Spartanburg, SC 29306
Published in Spartanburg Herald-Journal from Nov. 1 to Nov. 2, 2013