CHESTER - Loving husband, father and grandfather, John David Cashdollar passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, after becoming suddenly ill, at his home. He had been in failing health for the past several years.
Born in Chester on June 9, 1949, he was a son of the late William Harold Cashdollar and Lucille Marie Taylor Cashdollar.
David retired from the Homer Laughlin China Co., where he worked in maintenance, and had formerly been employed at the Globe Brick Co. in Newell.
A graduate of the Oak Glen High School class of 1967, he was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Chester.
David enjoyed coaching baseball, and in his younger days was known as quite a baseball player himself.
Hunting and fishing were some of his passions along with watching the Pittsburgh Steelers.
David had been a member of the Lawrenceville Fire Department for 14 years. One of his recent joys in life had been going to watch his grandson, Preston Murray, a football standout, play for the Oak Glen Golden Bears.
Along with his parents, one brother, Gary Cashdollar, preceded him in death.
David leaves his loving wife, Mary Johnson Cashdollar; one son, John (Amy) Cashdollar; one daughter, Julie (Eric) Murray, both of Chester; and two sisters, Anita (Carl) Hudson of Hammondsville, and Mary Jo Pitman of Chester.
Surviving grandchildren and great-grandchildren include Tim (Peggy) Cashdollar and their son Kane, Matt Cashdollar, Joey and Jamie Cashdollar and Jamie's daughter Bella, Brad (Krystal) Murray and their children Makayla and Kholton Goodlin, Caitlin Cashdollar, Preston Murray, and the newest addition, twins Wyatt and Jack Cashdollar. He especially enjoyed hanging with his best bud, his great-grandson Logan.
David's faithful canine companion, "Hero," also survives.
Pastor Dennis Arnold will celebrate David's life on Friday at 11 a.m. at the Arner Funeral Chapel in Chester. Family and friends will gather at the funeral home, today, Thursday, from noon to 4 and 6-9 p.m. His burial will be the Locust Hill Cemetery following the services on Friday.
You may view this memorial and send condolences at www.arnerfuneralchapel.com