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July 19, 1931 - February 8, 2020
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David Joseph Surgent, age 88, a longtime Taylor resident, passed away Saturday morning at St. Mary’s Villa Nursing Home in Elmhurst Twp. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary (Graycar) Surgent.
Born on July 19, 1931, and son of the late Stephen and Helen Surgent, David attended St. Procopius College (Benedictine University) as a seminarian, Boston College, and ultimately earned his Bachelors degree at the University of Scranton. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War prior to his honorable discharge. Before his retirement, he worked in many roles for the U.S. Postal Service.
A lifelong sports fan, David served as a PIAA official for all sports. He was also an avid Penn State Nittany Lion football fan. During the 60’s and 70’s he positively influenced many of Taylor’s young people serving as a little league baseball and youth basketball coach and mentor.
A loyal Byzantine Catholic, David was a member of St. Nicholas of Myra Church in Old Forge.
He is survived by his two sons, Paul Surgent and wife Annette of Dunmore and David Surgent and wife Kathy of Woodbridge, Virginia; five grandchildren, Nicholas, Christopher and Michael Surgent, Stephanie McAvoy and husband Douglas and Kristine Mosychuk and husband James; three great grandchildren, Angus, Ellie and A.J. McAvoy; and nieces and nephews. He was the last surviving of his siblings and was preceded in death by Stephen, Michael, John, and Pauline Surgent, and Ann Ochenis.
His sons would like to thank the staff of St. Mary’s Villa and Clarks Summit Senior Living for the collective care provided to David while he was a guest.
Funeral services are scheduled to begin on Wednesday at 9:15AM from the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge, with a 10:00AM Divine Liturgy at St. Nicholas of Myra Church, 140 Church St., Old Forge, to be celebrated by Rev. Eduard Shestak, Pastor. Burial with full military honors by the AMVETS Honor Guard will follow at the church’s cemetery.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Tuesday between 4-7:00PM at the funeral home. Parastas will be at 6:30PM.