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David Charles Sceiford

08/19/1946 - 01/15/2020

Obituary for David Charles Sceiford

David Charles Sceiford, age 73, of Harborcreek, Erie and formerly of North East, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, at home surrounded by his family. He was born on Aug. 19, 1946, in Erie, Pa., a son of the late Charles D. and Helen (Kalteis) Sceiford.
Dave was a 1964 graduate of North East High School, where he excelled in football, wrestling and track & field.
He was a 1968 graduate of Slippery Rock University, where he wrestled and was a proud member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity.
Raised on his family’s grape farm, where he worked for many years, Dave also taught health and physical education with the Harbor Creek School District for over 35 years. He was a coach of many sports, including The North East Little League girls softball team, Harbor Creek wrestling, football and track & field teams.
Dave was a family man who loved his wife, children and grandchildren. In September 2018, Dave and his wife, Mary Lib, celebrated 50 years of marriage.
He enjoyed spending time with his family and his many friends, attending games, golf, his grandchildren’s activities and a good poker game with his buddies.
Dave was an avid fan of the Cleveland Browns and Indians, Penn State football and everything Harbor Creek High School.
He was a member of the Park United Methodist Church of North East, East Erie Loyal Order of Moose #593, North East Lodge #399 F&AM, Erie Zem Zem Shrine and Slippery Rock Alumni Association.
Dave was a good man with a kind spirit, quick wit and generous heart.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Marjorie Sceiford; aunts, Mildred Sceiford Vigler, Lois Seeley and Dorothea Hirtzel; an uncle, Carl Kalteis and in-laws, Ruth and Joseph Thomson.
He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Mary Elizabeth (Lib) Sceiford, three children; Joseph Sceiford (Deborah), Heidi Baloga (Byron) and Michelle "Mimi" Fiorelli (Jason), four grandchildren; Joseph and Alexandra Sceiford and William and Lauren Baloga, brothers; Doug (Jane) and John (MaryAnn) Sceiford, sisters; Mitzie Simmons (Bob), Laurie Schrock (Herb), Pam Goetz (Bill) and Melanie Nash and brother-in-law; Scott Thomson (Roberta), he is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and countless friends.
Visitation was held at the W. Tad Bowers Funeral Home, followed by funeral services at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Memorial contributions suggested to the Erie Human Society, 2407 Zimmerly Road, Erie, PA 16506.

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