David A. Cessna

Born: Thu., May 8, 1947
Died: Sun., Nov. 15, 2020

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David A. Cessna of Cooks went to his heavenly home on Sunday, November 15, 2020. He was born on May 8, 1947 the son of the late George and Helen Pennell Cessna.
He is survived by his wife of 26 years, the former Gayle Stevenson, a brother, Samuel Cessna, and wife, Patricia MacDonald. of Punta Gorda, Florida, a son, Christopher Cessna, and wife, Amy, and stepgrandaughter, Amanda, of Willow Street, Pennsylvania, and a son, Michael, and wife, Diana, and grandson, Mason, of Valrico, Florida.
Having grown up in Saxton, Dave excelled at many sports, especially football. He was an Eagle Scout. He graduated from Tussey Mountain High School in the class of 1965 and later attended Penn State University. He then joined the United States Navy in 1967 where he attained the grade of E-5 before his honorable discharge in 1971.
Becoming involved in the landscape business during his teen years, Dave became very skillful in design and planting and continued in the profession his entire life.
He was a member of the Wood United Methodist Church and participated in a number of plays with the Drama Team.
In the last 15 years, he had two dogs, Tucker and Maggie, whom he dearly loved.
He will be sorely missed by his loving wife, family and friends.
Services will be private at the convenience of the family under the direction of the Curtis A. Heath Funeral Home Inc. 5010 Railroad Ave. Broad Top City, PA. 16621. Internment will be made in the Cooks Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Wood United Methodist Church or the Huntingdon County Humane Society.  
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Pastor Barb Berg
   Posted Wed November 18, 2020
Dear Gayle and family,

I was so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. While the days and weeks ahead will be challenging, I’m sure, know that you are not going through this journey alone. May God enfold you all in his love and care, may the Comforter provide you with much peace, and may the many good memories of Dave give you great joy in the midst of your sorrow. You are in my thoughts and prayers! Love, Barb Berg

Gregory L. Walker
   Posted Wed November 18, 2020
Dear Gayle and Family,
We are offering our prayers and thoughts during this loss of David. May God grant you strength and peace during this time.
Sincerely, Greg and Andrea Walker

Bruce D Crawshaw
   Posted Wed November 18, 2020
Gayle: We’re very sorry to hear you’ve lost Dave. We’re also sorry we haven’t talked to either of you for years. May the Lord take good care of Dave. Bruce & Shirley Crawshaw

Pat and Tom Dixon
   Posted Wed November 18, 2020
Dear Gayle,

We are sorry to hear of your loss and express our sincere sympathy. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, the courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.

With love, Pat and Tom

Dave & Nancy Baughman
   Posted Wed November 18, 2020
Dear Gayle, We are so sorry for the loss of your husband Dave. He was a good man & will be missed. Sending our love & prayers.

Keith Black
   Posted Wed November 18, 2020
I am so sorry to learn of your husband’s passing. I hope and pray that the love and support of your family and friends are a comfort to you in this extremely difficult time. Please know that I am sending my best wishes to you and will pray that you find inner peace from your fond memories of your time together.


Chuck and Betsy
   Posted Sun November 22, 2020
Dear Gayle,
We are very sorry to hear about Dave's passing. Growing up together I always admired Dave for his ambition and his ability to make friends. He will be missed especially at our next cousin's get together. You will be in our prayers. We are wishing you strength for the future.
Peace and Caring,
Chuck and Betsy

Ron Pawuk
   Posted Mon November 23, 2020
My condolences to Gayle and the family. Dave was a classmate of mine. Eternal Memory.

Judy L Rhodes
   Posted Mon November 23, 2020
To the family of Dave. So sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy.
Judy Rhodes

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