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On Sunday, January 20, 2019, David William Scherbarth. Born on November 6, 1958, in Baltimore, MD to Doris Scherbarth Stinefelt and Richard Scherbarth. Dave lived in Baltimore, West Hurley, NY, and Denver, CO during his childhood. He graduated from Onteora High School in 1976. Dave received a bachelor's in mechanical engineering from Union College and a master's in mechanical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. Dave worked for over 38 years at Westinghouse and then Curtiss-Wright, where he was a key contributor to technology advancements for the military, including the development of a motor/generator to launch and recover aircraft. He was one of the most respected and loved engineers at his company, one who graciously shared his experiences in mentoring tomorrow's engineers. In 1987, Dave met the love of his life, Marie Malasavage. They married in the fall of 1989. They have two sons, Matthew, 25 and Andrew, 21. For the 60 years he shared with us, Dave exemplified the best qualities of the human spirit, treating his family, friends, and coworkers with unwavering kindness and compassion. Those who knew Dave are blessed with eternal memories of his altruism and joy. He will be greatly missed. Dave is survived by his mother, Doris; and his brother, Steve, of West Hurley, NY; and his wife, Marie; and their sons, Matthew and Andrew, of Pittsburgh. Friends will be received at JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS, INC., 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Friday, 1-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Saturday, Mass of Christian Burial St. Bede Church, 10 a.m.


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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Jan. 23 to Jan. 25, 2019.
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February 6, 2019
Losing someone that we love never comes easy. It is truly heartbreaking. May God's promises in Isaiah 65:17 comfort and help you.
January 27, 2019
Marie, Matthew, and Andrew:

Please know you are in my daily thoughts and prayers. . .May you find strength and comfort in each other and all who knew and loved this beautiful spirit. Always and forever in our hearts and minds. . .

Nina Lovuola Tommarello
Nina Tommarello
January 26, 2019
Dear Maria,Andrew & Matthew, I very sorry for your loss! Your dad always very personal and greeted me with a hand shake & big SMILE!!! I have not seen you guys in awhile, but a have good memories of you all from SSA athletics ! Good Bless & May David Rest In Peace ! Coach Joel DeBaldo
Joel DeBaldo
January 25, 2019
I was lucky enough to have worked with Dave on the EMALS project when I was working at Kato Engineering. He was an exceptionally bright person, but also exceedingly humble. Dave was always willing to share his expertise with anyone. My condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.
Brian Allen
January 25, 2019
Death is never easy to cope with but God's word can comfort you. Isaiah 57:13
January 24, 2019
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January 24, 2019
If CW and Westinghouse had a Mr. Rogers, it would have been Dave. I had the privilege of working with Dave for many years. Not only was he a brilliant engineer, he was one of the most kind and humble human beings that I have ever known. The engineering community suffered a great loss with his passing, but more so the community at large. May God bless Dave and his family.
Jane Marzullo
January 23, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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January 23, 2019
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