McGonigle
obituary

From New Castle News

David Milton McGonigle of 11491 E. First St., Conneaut Lake, Pa., formerly of Beaver, passed away at 3:35 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005, in Meadville Hospital after a two-and-a-half year battle with cancer. He was 71.

Dave was born Aug. 16, 1934, in New Castle, a son of the late J. Bradley McGonigle and Margaret Hogue McGonigle.

He received an associate degree from Youngstown State University and was an alumnus of The Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science.

Dave retired in 1999 after 32 years as a district sales manager for the Dietzgen Corp. in Pittsburgh.

Following his retirement, Dave and his wife spent their summers at Conneaut Lake and winters in Bonita Springs, Fla.

He was a member of Our Lady Queen of the Americas Catholic Church in Conneaut Lake.

Dave was an avid golfer and a former member of Seven Oaks Country Club in Beaver. He also enjoyed boating and was an accomplished water skier in his youth and well into his retirement. He enjoyed relaxing by playing the piano and spending time with friends and family.

Dave was a veteran, having served with the Army in post-war Korea as well as Washington, D.C., as a member of the Presidential Honor Guard.

Surviving are his wife, the former Helen Jendrysik, whom he married July 22, 1961, in the former Madonna Church in New Castle; two sons, Attorney David F. McGonigle, husband of Therese "Tracy" McGonigle of Mt. Lebanon, and Neil C. McGonigle of Crafton, Pa.; four grandchildren, Megan McGonigle, Kevin McGonigle, Molly McGonigle and Annie McGonigle; two brothers, J. Bradley McGonigle, husband of Mary Ellen McGonigle of Hermitage, and Martin P. McGonigle, husband of Kathleen McGonigle of New Castle; two sisters-in-law, Mary Lou McGonigle and Sophie Zarone, both of New Castle; several nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and great-nephews, including Bradley, whose frequent visits Dave enjoyed during the last few years.

Besides his parents, four brothers, infant Richard McGonigle, James H. McGonigle, Shawn T. McGonigle and Harold M. McGonigle, preceded him in death.

Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery.