David L. DeWald
David L. DeWald, 64, of Muncy, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2019, at Williamsport Regional Medical Center. David was born in Bloomsburg on Monday, Dec. 20, 1954, and was the son of Harry O. DeWald, of Hughesville, and the late Josephine A. Watts DeWald.
David served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during the time of the Vietnam War. He served with distinction in postings in Germany, Hawaii, and Fort Meade. David worked for the Federal Bureau of Prisons where he built a reputation as a fair-minded and effective leader. In 1996, he was recognized nationally as the Correctional Services Staff Member of the Year. He was a member of Pleasant View Wesleyan Church of Muncy. David was an avid hunter and fisherman who found peace outdoors.
He is survived by his father, Harry, a son Michael W. (Melissa) DeWald, of Hanover; a daughter, Lee Ann (Mario) Gattullo, of Great Meadows, N.J.; two brothers, Dale DeWald, of Georgia, and Dean DeWald, of Lebanon; a sister, Diane DeWald, of Lebanon; and by three grandchildren. David is predeceased by his mother, Josephine A. Watts DeWald.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend David’s viewing on Friday, June 14, from 6 to 8 p.m., at McCarty Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at the funeral home with Rev. Stephen R. Smith officiating. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. Full military honors will be accorded at the funeral home on Saturday. In David’s memory, contributions may be made to Pleasant View Wesleyan Church, 994 E. Penn St. Muncy, PA 17756.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com.