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David E. Northrup

David E. Northrup, age 69, of Wesleyville, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2020. He was born in North East on August 3, 1950, son of Esther Northrup and the late Donald Northrup.

David worked at Welch's Food for over 40 years. Following that, he was a business agent for Teamsters Local 397 until his retirement. David was a veteran of the US Coast Guard serving during the Vietnam Era. He was a member of St. James R.C. Church, the Wesleyville Athletic Club and the American Legion Carl Neff Post 571. He enjoyed NASCAR, hunting, riding his Harley with his close friends, and spending time in his garage with his good friends and family who often dropped by for a cold beer.

In addition to his mother, David is survived by his children, Tommie Beebe, Stacie Northrup (wife, Stephanie Shilling), Brian Northrup (wife, Holly), and Susan Grantham (husband, Rick); two brothers, Fred Northrup (wife, Carol) and James Northrup; one sister, Sandy Schoenfeldt (husband, Jim); six grandchildren, Mia, Alesha, Brooke, Mitchell, Jade, and Joshua; and many nieces and nephews. Besides his father, David was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Kathleen Northrup.

Friends may call at the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., 2607 Buffalo Rd., on Monday from 6 to 8 pm and are invited to attend a Prayer Service there on Tuesday at 9:30 am followed by a Funeral Mass at St. James R.C. Church at 10 am. Private interment will be held at Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38101.

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The founder of the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., Constantine "Gus" Dusckas, was born in Titusville, Pennsylvania, on July 22, 1915, the son of Greek immigrants. It has been noted that the Dusckas family had a close relationship with the Drake family of oil well fame. Because of the family's deep religious beliefs, young Gus got involved with many families who were in need and less fortunate.  read more...

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