David Carl Elder

David Carl Elder, 74, of West Meyer Avenue, New Castle, passed away at UPMC Passavant Hospital in Pittsburgh on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 10, 2021.

He was born in New Castle on Oct. 7, 1947, to the late Carl M. and Emily Lou Weir Elder.

He married Beverly Dauber Bailey Elder, who survives at the residence.

David was a 1965 graduate of Wilmington High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in social work in 1970 from Youngstown University.

He retired as a case manager for Human Services in New Castle.

David was a member of the F&AM Wilmington Lodge 804.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, Beverly, include two sons, Loren (Jodie) Elder of Wilmington Township and Darren (Kacie) Elder of New Wilmington; two stepsons, Thomas Bailey of Cranberry and Benjamin Bailey of New Castle; one brother, Dale R. Elder of Volant; a sister-in-law, Judy Elder of New Wilmington and nine grandchildren.

David was preceded in death by a brother, Grant Elder, and a sister-in-law, Cathy Elder.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, at the Smith Funeral Home, 310 W. Neshannock Ave., New Wilmington.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, with visitation one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Rev. Darryl Lockie will officiate.

The family requests that COVID restrictions be respected.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Ministry, 135 Decker Drive, New Castle, Pa., 16105.