David Hender passed away unexpectedly May 25th at home. He was born in McKeesport, PA on March 8, 1956. David suffered from COPD and emphysema for many years. He is now with God and …
David Hender passed away unexpectedly May 25th at home. He was born in McKeesport, PA on March 8, 1956. David suffered from COPD and emphysema for many years. He is now with God and is reunited with his father and brother and there are “No more tears in Heaven.”
A born negotiator, David began his sales career at the age of ten, when he sold samples of cosmetics and face soap to neighbors. During his elementary school years, he sold candy to his classmates for a fair price and was known as the Candyman, “The Candyman Can…”. David attended North Texas State University, where he was a member of Theta Chi Fraternity. Afterward, he went into the sales field where he earned rewards for his outstanding abilities.
Having an incredible memory, David could tell any joke, without ever forgetting the punch line. He enjoyed making others laugh and wanted to fill hearts with love and laughter.
David’s favorite pastimes were art and music. He was a talented artist and his work held profound meaning. He took pleasure in gifting his artwork to friends and family. He played the harmonica and entertained everyone he knew with his favorite harmonica tune, “Georgia, On My Mind.” After only hearing a few notes of a song, David could quickly name the artist and title of the song, without a second guess.
David’s wit, winning smile, big heart, and generosity were extraordinary. He made many friends on his journey through life and will be greatly missed.
David leaves behind his mother, Pat, sisters, Janet and Missy, nephews, Brady and Brandon, niece, Taylar and his very dear friend Nancy. His family and friends deeply grieve his sudden death and will treasure his memory.