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David R. Azar

Azar – David R., 61, Richland Township, died on September 9, 2018 at Windber
Hospice Palliative Care Unit. Born on January 6, 1957, son of the late Stanley
Azar and the late Anne (Zappernich) Azar.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Charlene (Cummins) Azar, Richland
Township; son, Benjamin Azar, Richland Township; daughter, Heidi (Matthew)
McGuire, Johnstown; granddaughters Samantha and Jessica McGuire. David
was the youngest of six children; brothers George (Kay) Azar; James (Rita) Azar;
sisters Janet (the late John) Rok; Kathy (Don) McMillan; Mary (David) Thomas,
and many nieces and nephews.
David graduated in 1974 from the Greater Johnstown Area Vocational
Technical School. Post high school he garnered an admirable and rare work
ethic, which he carried with him throughout thirty-three years employed as a
diesel mechanic by the Cambria County Transit Authority.
Mr. Azar was a kind and generous man with a quick wit; defined being a ‘good
neighbor,’ always ready to step up and lend a hand. David was the essence of a
devoted husband, father, brother, son and most of all, friend. He will be missed
every day.
At David’s request, there will be no public viewing or service. The family is
being served by the Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland.
Contributions may be directed to Windber Hospice in memory of David. Online
condolences are invited at www.harrisfuneralhome.com.

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A candle was lit in memory of David Azar

Karen Taleff Sep 20 2018 12:00 AM

Charlene and Ben! I am so sorry for your loss! We shared the journey!!

Karen Taleff Sep 20 2018 12:00 AM

My condolences to the azar family I have know him. Since maple park school rest easy my friend

Robert Zack Sep 16 2018 12:00 AM

To David's family: I am so sorry for your loss. It's never easy when we lose a loved one, but if you keep the good memories close to your heart, they will never be truly gone. May God's word comfort & sooth you during this diffucult time. Philippians 4:6,7,13

Linda Sep 13 2018 12:00 AM

My condolences to the Azar family.

Dixie Mock Sep 13 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of David Azar

Charlene and Ben Sep 12 2018 12:00 AM

David was my little brother. He never missed a chance to remind us he was special, he was the "baby" of the family. We had the best time growing up. He always took more than his share of blame when we got in trouble. Saturday nights we would make a pizza and huddle on our couch, watching Chiller Theater, scared to death. David never forgot to call me on my birthday and gave the best bear hugs. He was hard working, funny and could fix anything. Our family is devastated at his passing, but I promised him we would be okay, or as David would always say "okey dokey". Love you so much little brother. Know you're so happy to be with Mom and Dad again. Your memory will be eternal, safe in the arms of our Heavenly Father. All my love till we're together again your sister Mary.

Mary Azar Thomas Sep 12 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of David Azar

Kathy Sep 12 2018 12:00 AM

I worked with Dave for the past 8 years and will definitely miss his friendship and work ethic. We had many laughs together over these past years and will miss his presence each and every day. Condolences to the the family and friends of Dave. He will definitely be MISSED!!

Terry Berkebile Sep 12 2018 12:00 AM