David L. Heary, 81, of 3991 Route 275, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at Absolut of Allegany in Allegany, NY following a brief illness. Born July 12, 1938 in St. Mary’s PA, he was the son of Leo A. and Mildred B. Hornung Heary. In June of 1986 he was married to Nancyanne Myers who predeceased him on August 10, 2019.
David had resided most of his life in the Austin, PA and Friendship areas. In 1953 he came to the Friendship area from Austin PA where he attended Friendship Central School. After that he was employed at Drakes Manufacturing Co. in Friendship for a period of time. To further his education, David attended the Williamsport Area Community College and graduated in 1965 with a degree in diesel mechanics. He was employed by Allegany Co. as a heavy equipment operator, tire and auto body specialist, retiring in 1997.
David loved wood working and going to wood working shows, where he received many awards. He enjoyed fishing, reading and operating model airplanes. His biggest love was his family and spending time with them.
He was a member of the Sacred Heart Church of Friendship and the Wellsville area Small plane Club.
Surviving are David K. (Missy) Heary of Olean; Nicholas J. (Cathryn) Heary of Nunda and Philip A. Heary of Tampa, FL; a daughter, Sarah (Matthew) Wiltse of Allegany; a stepson, Robert Ruhland of Franklinville; two step daughters, Linda Mumau of Arkansas and Robin (Dale) Wheeler of Delevan; 17 Grandchildren; many great grandchildren and a great great granddaughter; a sister, Mary Kathleen (Bud) Taylor; and several nieces and nephews.
David was predeceased by a brother and sister in law, Donald and Linda Heary. and a granddaughter, Amber Ruhland.
Friends may call at the Treusdell Funeral Home, Friendship on Saturday November 2, 2019 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A celebration of life will be held on Sunday November 3, 2019 at 7pm. Officiating will be Rev. Dennis Mancuso.
Burial will be Monday in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Friendship. Memorials may be made to The Allegany Co SPCA in Belmont, NY. Online condolences may be made by clicking the button below.