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David T. Bannon

September 22, 1923 ~ July 25, 2018 (age 94)

94, passed away peacefully at Asbury Heights, Mt. Lebanon on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. David was born September 22, 1923, in Crafton, Pennsylvania to  Bernard and Barbara Bannon. After his mother passed away he attended Saint Xavier grade school and then Preparatory School at Saint Vincent College, both in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He earned his Diploma June 5, 1941. He is a member of the Saint Vincent Sports Hall of Fame and had the lead role of Napoleon in the St Vincent College/Seton Hill Academy “Swords and Scissors” operetta, on  April 21 & 23 1940. David entered the US Air Force in 1942 and served 3 years during World War II as an airplane mechanic maintaining 3 airplanes: the P40, P38 and P51. He was stationed at Diamondhead, Territory of Hawaii and earned the sergeant rank. In 1946 David married Dolores Bell, also from Crafton where they initially resided and eventually moved to Mt. Lebanon Pennsylvania. They were married for 60 years. David worked at Massey Buick during the 1950’s, then-after, beginning in 1963, at Rohrich Cadillac for 35 years. He was very personable, had many repeat customers, sold over 5,000 cars and belonged to the prestigious Cadillac Gold Crest Club every year. David was a devoted father of 4 children, David Jr. , Mark, Kevin and Robert. He also had 5 step siblings: Albert, Mary Helen, Dennis, John and Arthur. He was a loving grandfather of 5 grandchildren:  David, Mimi, Jessie, Kaylin and Lindsay. He was an inspiration to his entire family, was well loved, admired and had a positive effect on all of their lives. David is survived by three sons Mark, Kevin and Robert as well as all of his step siblings, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his parents; brothers Bernard, Biff and Richard; wife, Dolores; and son, David Jr. Dave has been a parishioner at Saint Bernard Catholic Church in Mt. Lebanon for over 58 years. A viewing for family and friends will be held at Laughlin Cremation and Funeral Tributes, 222 Washington Rd, Mt Lebanon on Friday, July 27 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. A Funeral Mass will be held at St Bernard Church 311 Washington Rd, Mt Lebanon, Saturday, July 28, at 10:00 am followed by interment with Military Honors in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery 509 Washington Rd, Mt Lebanon. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in his memory to Catholic Charities, Diocese of Pittsburgh, 212 Ninth Street, Pittsburgh PA 15222  (info@ccpgh.org.)

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