On July 6, 2021 our dear brother, David A. Wetherbee, left this earthly home to be in the presence of Our Lord and Savior! David was born Feb. 12, 1954 to Clair and Doris Wetherbee in Wellsboro.
He is survived by one brother, Douglas Wetherbee (Debbie) and five sisters, Linda Abernathy (Dick), Joan Hoppe (Joe), Janet Tracy, Janice Youmans (Fred) and Barbara Wetherbee; Richard Hearn, best friend and lifelong companion along with many, many nieces and nephews and greats who he loved so much!
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clair and Doris Wetherbee and a brother, Lee ("Bud") Wetherbee.
Dave passed away at home very peacefully in the wonderful care of Rich and later with the assistance of hospice.
He is credited with many accomplishments over the years, as he started as a DJ at WNBT, then worked several years at Animaland for Janet and Harry Bodine. He was a Corrections Officer in Lebanon for a time, and again back here in Tioga County at the prison. He was with the Wellsboro Fire Department. Later, he and Rich started a DJ business for teens here in Wellsboro which quickly grew, and they played many venues such as weddings, the Wellsboro Moose, and private parties and later grew their service to include catering.
After moving to Florida where he and Rich have lived for about 30 years, He was District Manager of Loss Prevention at Bell's Department Stores, He received his realtor's license in Florida and worked for Prudential State Florida. He also spent 16 years at Walmart, from which He retired.
He and Rich received awards from the Marine Corp League for their massive collections for Toys for Tots from the extensive parties they sponsored.
Dave was an extremely private man, although he had so many dear friends who he cherished. Heartfelt thanks to so many in Florida that responded with love as his health declined and gave so much support and love of every kind. There are no words that can ever express how we appreciate Rich for the care he gave Dave. He never left Dave's side for the last month. He was our salvation back here in Pennsylvania, as Dave was adamant that He did not want the family to see the devastation of his cancer, and that nobody make the trip down there.
Published by The Wellsboro Gazette from Aug. 28 to Sep. 10, 2021.