David Allen Hufnagle

April 22, 1954 ~ December 4, 2018 (age 64)

David Allen Hufnagle, loved life and lived it to the fullest! David passed away from complications after a longtime battle of Marfan’s syndrome, on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at his home. He was born in McKees Rocks one of two sons to the late Robert and Olga (Wasylyszyn) Hufnagle. Beloved husband for 37 years to Melinda “Mindy” (Dragosljvich) Hufnagle; loving father of Michael (Dr. Maritza Harper) Hufnagle and Andrew Hufnagle; brother of Robert “Hufty” (Andrea) Hufnagle; uncle to Bryan (Shantae)Hufnagle and Ashley (Sean) MacDonald; great uncle to Garrett, Kennede and Alec, Rileigh and Owen. David, fondly known as “Snake”, was a 1972 graduate of Cornell High School and obtained his BS in Business Administration from Robert Morris University. His airline career, as lead stock clerk, began with Piedmont Airlines in 1986 and continued with US Airways then American Airlines. David was a member of Potomac Air Lodge 1976 IAM&AW and was known by his beloved US Airways family as “Super Dave” or “Huff”.  David had a deep appreciation for music and was an avid sports fan. Because David knew time and life was precious, he was spur of the moment traveler and never missed a chance to tell his family how much he loved them. His uncanny ability of story-telling would leave everyone laughing, joking and just enjoying the “Good Dave Story”. David loved working with his hands especially wood-working. He and Mindy built the deck on their home in Moon Township. One thing about David, he never let Marfan’s define or rob him of opportunities or life. He would say to all, “fight and never stop”. We will miss all the life-lessons that this gentle giant left as his legacy. Visitation Friday (Dec. 14) 4-8 and Saturday (Dec. 15) 12-5 at Copeland’s Coraopolis, 867 Fifth Ave. with service at 4 PM. In memory of David and in lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in his name to Valley Ambulance Authority, 3550 University Blvd., Moon Township, PA 15108, Marfan Foundation, 22 Manhasset Ave., Port Washington, NY 11050-2023 or West Hills Food Bank, 522 Carnot Rd., Moon Township, PA 15108. David’s family wants to send a special thank you for all the years of care to Dr. Stephen Tunick and Staff, Dr. Stephen Osmanski and Staff, Valley Ambulance, the Nurses, Laboratory and Rehab Staff at Sewickley Valley Hospital.

Donations may be made to:

The Marfan Foundation
22 Manhasset Ave., Port Washington NY 11050-2023

West Hills Food Pantry
Moon Township PA 15108

Valley Ambulance Authority
3550 University Blvd., Moon Township PA 15108

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