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June 9, 1957 - July 5, 2020
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David P. Townend, age 63, of Moosic, passed away Sunday morning at home, after longtime illness. He is survived by his loyal caretaker and loving wife, Marion (Herron) Townend.
Born in Scranton on June 9, 1957, to the late parents, Darlene Dittfield and William Townend, II, David was an attendee of the former Scranton Technical High School. He worked for Mercy Hospital and Pennwood Manor, before last employed by Lackawanna Health Care Center, prior to illness.
A longtime NASCAR fan, especially of the late Dale Earnhardt Sr., he and Marion even worked security for Pocono Speedway events. He never missed watching a professional wrestling event and David ate, slept and drank all things fishing, his favorite hobby.
Now at peace, he will be forever missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by loving family, children, Heather Townend of Moosic, Felicia Townend of Old Forge, Angela Edwards-Stines of Scranton and Kevin Rought, Jr. of Moosic; siblings, Frank Townend of Archbald, Amanda Townend of Elmhurst Twp. and twins, Julie O’Donnell of Scranton and Judy O’Neil of S.C.; five grandchildren, two great grandchilden and nieces and nephews.
Siblings, Debra Townend, Agnes Shay, William, III, Richard and George Townend also preceded him in death.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Monday, July 13th, between 10-12:00PM at the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge, with noon memorial services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in David’s name to the ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital c/o 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.