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David Harold Susko

December 31, 1946 ~ October 5, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old

David Susko Obituary

David Harold Susko, 76, of Washington, died Thursday, October 5, 2023, in the Washington Hospital with his family at his side. Known as “Dave” by his many friends, family, and customers who he treated like family, he was always ready to brighten someone’s day with a smile and an honest handshake. 

He was born December 31, 1946, in Canonsburg, a son of the late Harry Susko and Mildred Ruth O’Bryon Susko.

Dave was a 1964 graduate of Chartiers-Houston High School.  Following high school, he served in the Army Reserves. He later explored a variety of professions such as jewelry maker and palm tree trimmer while living in Arizona, before entering the automotive industry when he moved back to Pennsylvania. 

He had worked as a salesman for Washington Ford for 18 years and was still working in sales at South Hills Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, RAM where he had been for 13 years.

Dave loved to fish with his two brothers, Mick and Bob, and the many fishing buddies he met on the streams and even online via fishing forums. His specialties were steelhead trout and fly fishing, landing so many “really big ones” that he had to buy a second fishing vest just to fit all of the patches and citations he earned. 

On November 22, 1989, he married Mary Alice “Mattie” Tomasik, who survives.

Also surviving are: two daughters, Rachel J. “RJ” Susko (Alex Wells) of Bridgeville and Tracy Major (John) of Albuquerque, N.M.; a son, Erik Howard of Los Angeles, CA; a brother, Michael H. Susko (Joan) of Houston; two granddaughters, Ana and Ava Major; nephew Michael Susko, great nephew Kaleb Susko and great niece Madison Susko. He was predeceased by his brother, Robert Grassi.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 PM, Monday, October 9, 2023, in McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd., Robert K McIlvaine, owner/supervisor, 27 Cherry Avenue, Houston, PA 15342.  Services are private.

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October 9, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd.
27 Cherry Ave.
Houston, PA 15342


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