David Sechrist, Sr.

March 10, 1934 - July 13, 2019

Service Date: July 19, 2019

Funeral Home Harding Litwin Funeral Home

David Philip Sechrist Sr., 85, of Tunkhannock, died Saturday morning at the Abington Manor.

He was born in Fleetville on March 10, 1934. He was the son of the late David Lauren and Ruth Owens Sechrist. David was a graduate of the 1952 class of the Tunkhannock High School and served his country in the United States Air Force.

He was married to the late former Barbara Pribble for 52 years

David owned and operated Sechrist Heating and Plumbing and was also a well-known farrier (blacksmith). David enjoyed meeting his friends at the beagle for breakfast. He enjoyed spending time with horses and was a member of the 4H.

He is survived by two sons: David Jr. and his wife Denise of Tunkhannock, and William of Wilkes-Barre; grandchildren: Regina Sutton, Nichole Garinger and her husband Conrad, Jeremiah Sechrist and fiancé Jessy Dunn, Elizabeth Deininger and her husband Steven, Alex Sechrist, Cooper Sechrist and Jeffrey Sechrist; a gaggle of great-grandchildren; Brothers John and Wife Shirley Sechrist of Florida, Alan and wife Nancy Sechrist of Lancaster, Lauren Sechrist and partner Bob, of Phoenixville.

In addition to his wife and parents he is preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Sechrist.

Memorial services will be held Friday July 19th at the Harding-Litwin Funeral home, 123 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, with Ernie King officiating. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wyoming County 4H Fund, 71 Hollowcrest Rd., Suite 2, Tunkhannock, PA 18657. For online condolences and directions please visit


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