DAVID A. VON KAENEL, SR. Age 78, of Aleppo Twp., passed away peacefully in Allegheny General Hospital, with his loving family by his side on December 4, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents Emma and Andrew Von Kaenel. After graduating from Avonworth School District, he joined the US Airforce and received an honorable discharge. He went on to join the Air National Guard (911) and retired as Lt. Colonel. He received his undergraduate degree from Austin Peay University, where he met his loving wife, Kathy and he received his graduate degree (MS) from California University. Dave was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Emsworth where he was an usher. He was also a member of the Sacred Heart Bowling League. He loved to play golf and watch his grandchildren play sports. Dave is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Kathy Von Kaenel; his son and daughter-in-law, David and Susie Von Kaenel, Jr.; daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Wayne Homol. He cherished his loving grandchildren, Matthew and Shannon Von Kaenel and Zachary and Tyler Homol. He is also survived by his sister, Faye Dunford; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by McDONALD-LINN FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICE, LLC, 529 California Avenue, Avalon, PA 15202. Please join the family at the funeral home to honor and respect Dave on Thursday, December 10, 2020, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. A blessing service will be held at 7:30 p.m. A private burial with Military Honors will be held at a later date at the Cemetery of the Alleghenies. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Church, Emsworth, The Wounded Warrior Project Foundation or Disabled Vets.
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