Theodore L. "Ted" David Sr.

Theodore L. "Ted" David Sr. 82, of 170 Blue Mountain Road, Ashfield, Pa. passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. He was the husband of Joan M. Stimmel David. They were married for 60 years last April 19, 2012.
Born in Palmerton, he was a son of the late Hearl S. and Marguerite W. Steigerwalt David.
Prior to retirement, he worked for H.J. Williams Bridge Construction and later as a bridge and highway inspector for the Commonwealth of Pa. He attended Gettysburg College and later served our country with the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict attaining the rank of PFC.
He was a member of Dinkey Memorial Evangelical Lutheran Church, Ashfield, Lehighton American Legion Post 314, and Lehighton AMVETS.
An avid outdoorsman, he loved to hunt and fish. Ted lived a life of simple pleasures. He loved his family and pets, the outdoors, and the N.Y. Yankees. He always enjoyed a game of cards or a campfire. He was a familiar sight at the sporting events of all of his grandchildren.
Though he faced serious health issues his entire adult life, he handled them with grace. He never complained or gave up. The way he lived his life was a wonderful example for all who knew him.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Bonnie A. David and Cindy D., wife of Stan Cordova, three sons, Theodore L. "Teddy" David Jr. and his wife, MaryAnn, Daniel C. David, and Timothy A. David and his wife, Kathy, seven grandchildren, Parker, Thatcher and Spence David, Schyler and Benjamin Cordova, Taylor and Lucas David all of Ashfield; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Hearl "Dale" David.
Services: Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7 at Dinkey Memorial Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1742 Dinkey Road, Ashfield with the Reverend Anthony P. Pagotto officiating. Call 10:30 to 11 a.m. Monday at the church.
Memorial contributions in his name may be made to The Carbon County Animal Shelter, 63 Broad St. Nesquehoning, Pa. 18240, Carbon County Friends of Animals, 900 Walnut Ave. Jim Thorpe, Pa. 18229 or to the church at 18212. Online condolences can be offered at www.ovsakfh.com.
The Ovsak FH, Lehighton is in charge of the arrangements.
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Published in Times News on Jan. 5, 2013