David Lawrence Schrecengost

November 1, 1942 ~ June 7, 2020 (age 77)


It is with great sadness that the family of David Schrecengost announces his passing on June 7, 2020, at 5:00 a.m., at his home, in Moorpark, CA, after a great fight of battling pancreatic cancer.  Dave was born November 1, 1942, in Kittanning, to Lawrence E. Schrecengost and Doris (Brown) Schrecengost.  He was brought up in the Lutheran faith.  He attended his entire school years in Kittanning.  Dave loved sports, beginning with little league baseball with Iroquois.  You could find him and a few friends practicing their skills on any vacant lot.  He exceled basketball and baseball.  Dave also enjoyed tennis.  After graduation in 1960, he received his bachelor degree from Westminster College, where he played basketball and baseball.  He was a member Sigma Nu fraternity.  Dave continued on for his masters degree at Bloomsburg University and Pitt.  He married his wife, Sandy, in 1970.  He was a teacher and coach for 22 years.  Dave taught at Avonworth Senior High, Milton High, and East Brady High.  Dave moved on to pursue a career in sales and management in the food service industry, eventually retiring as vice-president of sales from Cambro Manufacturing, Inc., in 2011.  In 2017, he and his wife, Sandy, moved from Marietta, GA, to Moorpark, CA, to be closer to his family.  He spent numerous wonderful hours on his daughter and son-in-law’s organic farm hosting tours. He loved his California life, but he also enjoyed their three months of summer with his son and daughter-in-law, Matt and Megan and their three children in Dowagiac, MI, on a small lake.  Dave’s family was his life.  He has left footprints in our hearts and in our minds.  We will forever miss that tall ever-smiling man loved by so many.  He was preceded in death his parents.  In addition to his wife and children, he is survived by four grandchildren, Sophie, Jesse, Lydia and Beaudin; his sister, Marianne “Mimi” (George) Morda of Ford City; and his nephew, Damon Morda of Pittsburgh.

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