In Memoriam:  PDG David J. Stitely

He was born July 15, 1957 in Braddock, PA, a son of the late James H. Stitely Jr. and Frances L. (Schendel) Stitely. Dave was a certified Lumber Grader for Snavely Forest Products where he retired with 30 years’ service. Dave was employed by the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, North Huntingdon. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church and the Immaculata Men’s Group. Along with his family, Dave was a member of the American Coaster Enthusiasts (ACE). He enjoyed fishing, visiting breweries and sampling craft beers, and Dave Matthews Band concerts. He was a dedicated volunteer for the Westmoreland County Food Bank at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church.


Dave was a devoted family man a loving husband, father and pappy. Surviving is his wife of 44 years, Lion Katherine “Kathy” (Smith) Stitely; daughters Lion Suzanne Mesher (PDG Jason), of North Huntingdon, Heather Piekarski (Vincent), of New Jersey; grandchildren and Little Lions Avery and Delaney Mesher; a sister Mary Kay O’Brien (Michael), of North Huntingdon, brother-in-law Harry “Joe” Smith (Linda), David Smith (Chris); and many, many, nieces, nephews, family, and friends.


Friends will be received from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 24 and 25, at Ott Funeral Home, 805 Pennsylvania Irwin.  A Lions Necrology Service will be held on Tuesday at 7:00pm. Parting prayers will be held on Thursday at 9:00am at the funeral home, followed by a 9:30am Mass of Christian Burial at Immaculate Conception Church. Interment will follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, North Huntingdon.In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial donation to Stewartsville Lions Club Food Pantry, 3041 Harley Drive, White Oak, PA 15131. The family is requesting everyone to WEAR A MASK.

Westmoreland County District 14-E Lions and the Lions of PA Multiple District 14 mourn the passing of Past District Governor and King Lion David J. Stitely.

Lion Dave was a member and King Lion of the Stewartsville Lions Club in North Huntingdon, PA. He served as District Governor for District 14-E from 2012-2013. Dave held numerous positions in the Club, District, and State Lions organizations and received numerous recognitions from Lions Clubs International.


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District Governor Visits

Scheduled District Governor Visits

NOTE - May be subject to change, see below.

1/25 - Lower Burrell

2/7 - New Alexandria

2/22 - East Huntingdon Township

If your club needs to change the date of a DG visit, please call 724-325-4133.