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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.

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.


please consider a memorial donation to Stewartsville Lions Club Food Pantry, 3041 Harley Drive, White Oak, PA 15131.