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Schuylkill County Obituaries

David M. Wixted, 72 – Science Teacher, Allen-Rogowicz Sports Hall of Fame Inductee

David M. Wixted, age 72, of Pottsville, PA passed away August 22 at his home.

Born in Pottsville, PA on July 1, 1947, he was the son of the late Martin and Isabel (Sattizahn) Wixted.

Dave was a graduate of Nativity B.V.M. High School, Class of 1965, He then earned a B.A. Degree in English Education from Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmttsburg, MD.

Dave was a Science teacher at Nativity B.V.M. High School from 1973 till 1979, then worked as a Food Salesman and Regional Manager at Unilever in New Jersey until 2001 and last worked for the Auditor General in PA for 5 years until retiring.

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Dave was a Board Member for the Pottsville Housing Authority. He was the assistant football coach at Nativity for over 25 years and also the assistant basketball and track coach and the head coach of the baseball team.

Dave started the annual golf tournament to aide the Nativity football team. He was inducted in the Tubby Allen-Chet Rogowicz Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.

Dave was a member of the St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church in Pottsville. He loved working in the garden and was an avid story teller. Dave was always the life of the party and loved all of his family and friends, especially his grandchildren, who were his Pride and Joy.

Dave is survived by his wife of 46 years, Cynthia (Barbetta) Wixted, Pottsville; a son David J. Wixted and his wife Shannon, Austin, TX; a daughter Jennifer Scancella and her husband James, Havertown, PA; two grandchildren: Sophia and James; a sister Barbara Hayes, Waynesboro, PA; a brother M. Kevin Wixted, New York; and cousins, nieces, and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at the St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church in Pottsville on Monday, August 26th.

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Interment will be in the Queen of the Universe Cemetery in Pottsville.

In Lieu of Flowers please send donations to the Green Wave Association in his name.

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