David E. Dunlap

David E. Dunlap

David Edwin Dunlap, 75, of Blairsville, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, at West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh.

The son of Paul H. and Helen (Evans) Dunlap, he was born Feb. 3, 1943, in Blairsville.

Dave was a member of SS. Simon & Jude Roman Catholic Church, Blairsville, and was a life member of BPOE #406, Blairsville.

He graduated from Blairsville High School, Class of 1962, where he lettered four years in football, basketball and track.

He was active in the U.S. Army National Guard for 26 years, retiring as a major and worked for 40 years for Helen Mining Co. and five years for National Mine Service as a purchasing agent, retiring in 2003. He also worked many years at Chestnut Ridge Golf Course and the Shoemaker Funeral Home.

Dave was an avid Blairsville sports fan of basketball and football and especially of SS. Simon & Jude Boilermakers football. He started the Dunlap Easter Open 27 years ago and enjoyed pool, hunting, fishing and golf.

His pride and joy was watching his grandchildren participate in their sports.

Surviving are his loving wife of 48 years, Kathleen M. (Flasick) Dunlap, whom he married June 13, 1970; three sons: Dr. John P. Dunlap and wife Dr. Mara, of Gibsonia; Dr. Adam D. Dunlap and wife Kimberly, of Blairsville; and Andrew R. Dunlap and wife Alenna, of Gibsonia; seven grandchildren: Roman, Marco, Bailey, Madigan, Maren, Ella and Amira Dunlap; a brother, Robert Dunlap and wife Beverly, of Gainesville, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Bettie Jo Bush and Diane L. Dunlap.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Shoemaker Funeral Home Inc., 49 N. Walnut St., Blairsville, where a Wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Prayers of Transfer will be held in the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in SS. Simon & Jude Roman Catholic Church, Blairsville, with Father Stephen R. Bugay as celebrant.

Interment will be in SS. Simon & Jude Cemetery, Blairsville.

Military service will be accorded by Blairsville VFW Post #5821 and American Legion Post #0407.

To view the online obituary, sign the guest registry or send condolences, visit www.shoemakerfh-monuments.com.