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David M. Stayrook

  • "Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every..."
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RED LION David M. Stayrook, 71, died on Monday, May 5, 2014, at York Hospital. He was the husband of Grace (Thomas) Stayrook. The couple recently celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary on April 20, 2014. A celebration of life tribute service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 9, 2014, at Windsor Church of God, 1125 Manor Road, Windsor, with his pastor, the Rev. Anthony Zumbo, officiating. Viewings will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at Life Tributes by Olewiler & Heffner Funeral Chapel & Crematory, Inc., 35 Gotham Place, Red Lion, and from 10 to 11 a.m. at church on Friday. Burial will be in Susquehanna Memorial Gardens. Born on March 15, 1943, in Johnstown, he was a son of the late Morton R. and Ruth E. (Miller) Stayrook. David was a tool die maker for Tate Access Floors, Inc. until his retirement in 2005. Mr. Stayrook was a member of Windsor Church of God. He enjoyed making wood crafts and loved blue grass gospel music. Along with his wife, Grace, David is survived by three sons, Dwight M. Stayrook of York, Barry D. Stayrook of Shrewsbury, and Larry G. Stayrook of Shrewsbury; one daughter, Gloria A. Heizler and her husband, Robert of Gloucester, Va.; one brother, Miller F. Stayrook and his wife, Vernabell of Goshen, Ind.; four sisters, Esther L. Byers of Hooversville, Eunice L. Hershberger of Danville, Ind., Patricia A. Calloway of Hollsopple, Pa., and Maretta R. Hammitte and her husband, Thomas of Loxley, Ala.; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by five brothers, Harold F., Morton R., Jr., Carmon R., Luther J., and Spencer S. Stayrook. Memorial contributions may be made to WellSpan Dialysis Patient Help Fund, 308 St. Charles Way, York, PA 17402. Send Condolences at
Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on May 7, 2014
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