David J. Wisniewski, a lifetime resident of Philadelphia, died Sunday, November 24, 2019. He was 69.
Born in Philadelphia, Dave was the son of the late Casimir and Frances (Londer) Wisniewski. He was raised in the Frankford section of the city and was a graduate of St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Elementary School and a 1968 graduate of Frankford High School. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Navy where he was stationed with Beachmaster Unit 2 out of Norfolk, Virginia. Dave was discharged in 1972 with the rank of Seaman E3. After his discharge, he joined Gimpel Company as a machinist. He married Kathleen Williams on September 8, 1973. Dave later worked for Rohm and Haas for a number of years and even took on a job as a bus driver for SEPTA for a year before joining Timkin-Philadelphia Gear where he worked as a shipping and receiving specialist.
Dave and Kathy loved to dance especially to disco music and he later took lessons to learn how to dance to The Hustle. They also bowled competitively in leagues and loved to hit the beach in Wildwood Crest, NJ with their daughter and their cousins. Dave was a big Eagles fan and he loved his muscle cars. At family gatherings and picnics, he would look for the horseshoe pits and a card table to play Texas hold-em.
Dave is predeceased by his wife Kathy who died in 2014. He is survived by his loving daughter Ashley Wisniewski and significant other, Patrick Melilli; his sister, Elaine Mccauley; his cousins: Carol, Linda and Joe, Walt and Mary and Ron. He is also survived by his god-children: Eric, Colleen and Margaret.
Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Saturday at 8:30 AM at the Fletcher-Nasevich Funeral Home. Dave's Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 AM at St. Matthew's Roman Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Our Lady of Grace Cemetery, Langhorne, PA.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Dave's memory will be gratefully accepted by his daughter Ashley to help defray his funeral expenses; donations can be sent in Ashley's name to the funeral home.
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