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David S. Conrad

David S. Conrad, age 71, of 31 Sunset lane, Danville, died at 9:25 p. m. Thursday, December 24, 2020 at The Gardens At Millville where he was a patient.

Born in Sunbury on October 11, 1949, he was a son of the late Jesse W. and Alice S. (Hess) Conrad.   He resided in Montour County since 1981.

David was a 1968 graduate of Sunbury High School and received a B. S. degree from Bloomsburg University in 1976 in biology and chemistry.

He was employed by Merck & Co. at their Cherokee Plant in Riverside as a laboratory technician from 1977 until he retired in 2011.

David was a member of the Moose Lodge in Milton, the Union County Sportsman’s Club at Weikert, Twin Pines Hunting Camp in Clinton County and the American Legion. His hobbies were hunting,   trout fishing, ice fishing, gardening, bird watching and walking with the family dog Toby.

He served with the U. S. Navy during the Vietnam War.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters: Gloria Eilene Conrad and Dorothy Lorraine Kalich.

David is survived by his loving wife, the former Marilyn J. Dellert, with whom he observed their 41st wedding anniversary on June 16, 2020, a son, Rafferty Leigh Conrad, who resided with him and two sisters: Jeannine Carole, wife of James Brouse and Barbara Ellen, wife of Harold Fry, all of Sunbury and several nieces and nephews.

At the request of the deceased, there will be no funeral services or viewing.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Roat-Kriner Funeral Home, 1133 Bloom Road, Danville.

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Rest in peace my dear friend and fishing buddy. I know you'll always be with me when I fish the waters of the Penns. My deepest condolences to all family and friends of Dave.

Dave Richie Dec 28 2020 12:00 AM

Dave and I worked together as lab techs on swing shift at Merck. He was always pleasant, competent and unflappable, even on the back shifts. A really good person. My sincere condolences.

Kathy Huggins Dec 28 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of David Conrad

Glenda bratton Dec 28 2020 12:00 AM

Dave and I worked together when I worked at the Cherokee plant. Dave, Dave Unger and I would go for breakfast after the midnight shift. I remember Dave as a quiet, smart and kind individual. My condolences to you and your family.

Jody Senderovitz Dec 27 2020 12:00 AM

Condolences to Daves family and friends. Thank you for sharing your delicious garden produce on the free table in the break room at work. I enjoyed our chats about houseplants and growing things. RIP Dave. from Rose Stevens.

Roseann Stevens Dec 27 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to see that a former lab worker/partner has passed. Wonderful man, certainty will be missed. God bless

Lindsey Marolf Dec 27 2020 12:00 AM