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David Wayne Stright

May 28, 1936 ~ November 29, 2019 (age 83)

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David Wayne Stright, Sheakleyville passed away early Friday, Morning, November 29, 2019 at the St. Paul’s Home, Greenville where he had been a resident for 11 years.  He was 83.

He was born in Mercer, on May 28, 1936 a son of the late James Arthur and Alice (Williams) Stright.  Wayne, as he was known to his family and friends, was a graduate of the Cochranton High School following which he went onto serve with the US Army from 1959 – 1963 where he was attached to the 503rd Engineer Company stationed in Stugart, Germany.  He had been employed at the Reznor, Mercer for 42 years.  On December 22, 1960 he married the former Deanna Andrews, who survives.

In addition to his wife Deanna of nearly 59 years, he is survived by two daughters, Tracy McCartney and her companion Jim McLaughlin, Westminster, MD. And Allison Clapper, Greenville; his twin sister, Jayne (Roland) Jacobs, Cochranton;  a sister, Linda (Chester) Harsh, Sheakleyville. Three grandchildren, Kassi (Abe) Milligan, Concord, OH, Dr. Lindsay McCartney and her husband Dr. Derek Sampey, Ventura, CA. and Jordan (Allison) McCartney, Erie and a former son in law, Troy McCartney, Hadley.

Wayne’s grandchildren, were the apple of his eye, he quickly became their biggest fan, attending and supporting them in their many school and sports activities.   He loved to do gardening and enjoyed caring for his lawn, woodworking and simply just watching the birds.  He was a member of the Sheaklevyille United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Margaret Thompson and two brothers, Donald and Keith Stright.

The funeral service will be held on Monday, December 2, 2019 at 4:00 pm at the Robert L. Snyder Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 3223 Perry Hwy., Sheakleyville with Rev. Theresa Robinson, pastor of the Sheakleyville United Methodist Church officiating.  Wayne will be laid to rest at the New Lebanon Cemetery.  Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. and are invited to share memories and condolences online at

The family has suggested that memorial tributes may be made to the Sheakleyville United Methodist Church, The Kindred Hospice, 1245 Park Ave., Meadville or to the St. Paul’s Home, 339 E. Jamestown Road, Greenville

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December 2, 2019

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Robert L. Snyder Funeral Home and Crematory Inc.
3223 Perry Hwy P.O. Box 195
Sheakleyville, PA 16151

Funeral Service
December 2, 2019

4:00 PM
Robert L. Snyder Funeral Home and Crematory Inc.
3223 Perry Hwy P.O. Box 195
Sheakleyville, PA 16151


Sheakleyville United Methodist Church
P.O. Box 187, Sheakleyville PA 16151-0187

St. Paul's Keeping The Promise Fund
339 E. Jamestown Road, Greenville PA 16125

Kindred Hospice
1245 Park Ave., Meadville PA 16335

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