David (Dave) Philip Stadler, 76, of Butler, passed away of natural causes at Concordia Hospice on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, after a long illness.
Born in Trenton, N.J., on March 11, 1945, he was the son of David Philip and Myrtle (Bernhardt) Stadler.
He attended Grove City College, where he studied theology and history. After college, Dave served as a staff sergeant in the United States Army and was stationed in Korea during the Vietnam war. Dave was a jack of all trades and served as the "foreman" of many a family home reno projects. His favorite professional role was as a counselor at the student center of Slippery Rock University and with Countermeasures.
Dave was an avid fisherman who enjoyed teaching his sons and grandchildren to fish. They enjoyed many fishing trips to Ghost River Lodge in Western Ontario which became a special place for all. He also loved playing Risk with his children and grandchildren.
David is survived by his sister, Sandy (Richard) Walsh; his wife, Virginia (McGregor) Stadler; sons, David P. Stadler (Katie) of Lakewood, Ohio, Andrew E. Stadler (Karla) of Centennial, Colo., and Michael J. Stadler (Beth) of Clarksburg, three grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
David was preceded in death by his parents.
The family would like to thank the staff and doctors at Butler Health System, Dr. William Dicuccio, and the friends and staff at Countermeasures for their professionalism, compassion, and support.
Stadler - Per his wishes, no services or viewing will be held for David (Dave) Philip Stadler, who died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021. A private memorial service will take place at a date to be determined.
Arrangements through SPENCER D. GEIBEL FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, 140 New Castle Road, Butler.
Please visit www.spencerdgeibel.com.
Published by Butler Eagle on Dec. 6, 2021.