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David A. Minett

On Sunday, February 14, 2021, David “Dave” A. Minett, loving husband, father of two, and Wahlker’s “Pa”, passed away peacefully at his home in Ellwood City, PA at age 66.

Dave was born on September 20, 1954 in Ellwood City, PA to the late William and Nell (Richards) Minett. He was a graduate of Riverside High School and received his Bachelor’s degree from Slippery Rock University in 1976. On November 26, 1977, Dave married JoAnn (Leonberg). Together, they raised two children, David Jr. and Jennifer. Dave had been a resident of the Ellwood City area all of his life and had recently retired from Good Wheels, having worked at the McElwain family of automotive dealerships for more than 30 years.

In addition to his passion for cars, Dave enjoyed woodworking and antiques, was an avid reader, and treasured spending time with family and friends. Dave was a life-long, active member, and supporter of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, where he participated in the chancel choir and served on many committees, including the church council. He was also a Mason.

Dave is survived by his loving wife JoAnn, son David Jr., daughter Jennifer Zackasee and her husband Mark, grandson Wahlker Zackasee, mother-in-law Genevieve Leonberg, brother Thomas (Donna) Minett, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Services are limited to immediate family but will be streamed through Trinity Lutheran’s Facebook page (<>) at noon (12pm ET) on Friday, February 19. All wishing to support the family are encouraged to join the services, virtually. Services will be conducted by the Marshall Funeral Home, Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Dave’s name to the Memorial Fund at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ellwood City:

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Memorial Fund, in memory of David Minett
207 Spring Ave
Ellwood City, PA 16117

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