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David S Klimaszewski

December 6, 1963 ~ April 7, 2022 (age 58)

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DAVID S.KLIMASZEWSKI, 58. Dave passed away on 4/7/22 from a heart attack due to complications of lung cancer.  Dave was born on 12/6/63 in Wyandotte, Michigan.  He is predeceased by his maternal grandparents: Charles & Edna Yarnell; his beloved mother: Barbara Wheeler; his father: Stanley Klimaszewski; his sister: Marilyn Lowry; his nephew: Justin Bishop; brothers-in-law: Bryan Bishop, Ken Anderson & “Luke” Ribaric; his in-laws: Anthony & Mary C. Ribaric, and his beloved white Lab: “Snowy”.

Dave is survived by the following relatives: his wife: Karen (Ribaric) Klimaszewski [Johnstown]; his very beloved son: Joshua Klimaszewski and fiancé Jessica Cohen-[West Palm Beach, FL]; his paternal sister: Teresa (Klimaszewski) Akers-[Dana, KY]; his step-daughters: Amber Brown [St. Cloud, FL] & Ashlee Kozak [Philadelphia, PA]; his nieces: Jennifer (Anderson) Gordon-[Centreville, VA); Julia (Boswell) Brody-[Front Royal, VA]; Samantha West-[Tram, KY]; and Kailyn Akers-[Dana, KY]; his niece-in-law, Jessica (Hitner) Bishop-[Gainesville, VA]; his nephews-in-law, Michael Gordon and Jacob Brody; his great nieces: Emma & Kaytlyn Bishop; Iris Shrader; Myra & Loralye Brody, and his great nephews: Tyler, Chase, Dylan & Bryce Gordon; Landyn Shrader; Asher & Liam West; Kaleb Brown; and Cameron & Christian Walker.

Dave, his mother, and sister enrooted in Alexandria, VA, residing in the Bradlee Towers & made many lifelong friends to include: his first wife, Sissy; Jeannie; Jim & Glenda, Jamie, Michelle & Amya; Jeff & Denise, Jeffrey, Jr. & Dylan; Pammy & Dorothy; Anne & Kelly; Randy & Charles; Paul; “SNOOKY”; Danny & Gloria; Mischelle, Karen & Belinda; Joey & Gunny Dan; Billy; Cyndi & Morgan; Missy, Justin & Billy. Jr.; Jimmy & Johnny; Mike, Kimmy & Wayne; Curtis; Karen Martell; Sandy & Jason, and many others. In 1981, Dave graduated from the infamous T.C. Williams High School and enlisted in the US Army in 1982 where he earned the rank of an E3 serving in Germany. In 1985, Dave and his wife, Karen, met. Dave also developed many lifelong friends in the Orlando/Kissimmee area to include: Kyle & Chris; “Mon” & Brenda; Conan, and many others.

In 2007, Dave relocated from Florida to PA where he & Karen married. He had been employed by Hamacek Construction but due to his declining health, Dave was forced to retire. His Johnstown friends include: Craig, “Jim-Jim”; Mike, Bill & Jordan; “Tank”; Charles; “PJ”; Johnny; Don & Jessyca; Becky; Mary Beth & Tom; and “Bud”. Dave resided at the Townhouse Towers where he befriended neighbors: Tammy, Rick, Ruth, Lynda, Ashley & Tyshwan; “Shine”; Maggie; and many others.  Dave was also friends with Frank & Dave-Rovida’s Bar & Grill and Tom & other CamTran bus drivers, as well as his favorite barber, “Red.”

Dave loved all animals and was conservative, quick witted, sarcastic, selfless, hardworking, honest, empathetic, and very personable. His coined phrases {“Dave-isms”} and inherent acidity and prudence inspired (or annoyed) many! Dave enjoyed watching reruns of M*A*S*H, All in the Family, and The Jeffersons. He took pleasure in a cold “Natty Light”, a cigarette, and country music artists: Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Jamey Johnson & Larry McCray, to name a few. He suffered in silence & wanted to tell his family and friends, “SEE YA!” Arrangements are being made by Thomas L. Dixon: Picking Treece Bennett Mortuary, 921 Menoher Blvd., Johnstown, PA. Dave will be buried alongside his beloved mother in Conneaut, OH. In lieu of flowers or monetary donations, memorial donations can be made via www.CCHSNetwork.org in the names of Dave’s great nephews, Dylan & Bryce Gordon, who suffer daily from this rare disease.

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