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David "Dave" M. Stossel

July 22, 1956 — February 2, 2022


David "Dave" M. Stossel

Stossel, David “Dave” M., 65, Cresson, died February 2, 2022 at his apartment that he loved at Summit Manor, Cresson. Born July 22, 1956, Altoona, son of the late Rudolph “Rudy” and Julia (Orehowsky) Stossel of Lilly. Preceded in death special uncle, John Orehowsky; brother-in-law, Gary Bradley; and infant niece, Maria Bradley. Survived by sisters, Therese Griffith, Brush Valley and Kathy Bradley, Cresson; brother, Frank Stossel and wife, Yuko of Denver, Colorado; nephews, Michael Griffith, Mike (Sarah) Bradley, Jim (Stacy) Bradley, Kai Stossel, and Luke Stossel; great nephews, Isaac, Henry, Max and Nick Bradley; and great niece, Katie Bradley. Dave attended Saint Brigid's grade school, Penn Cambria Middle School, Bishop Carroll High School, and Mount Aloysius College, where he graduated with an associate degree.  After college, Dave spent several years living with his brother, Frank in Boulder, Colorado, where the two of them shared many concerts, fishing trips, and fun times with friends. Upon his return, he was employed at Saint Francis University in Loretto, where he worked in the physical plant as a groundskeeper. He also spent many years as a caretaker for his late mother and uncle. Dave was a lifelong member of Our Lady of the Alleghenies Catholic Church, Saint Vincent de Paul Society and the Knights of Columbus. A kind and gentle man, he was devoted to Saint Padre Pio and spent his evenings reading the Bible and praying for friends and family with his prayers for others usually being answered. He was a catcher for the Lilly Legion baseball team and played football on several Lilly Raiders championship teams and for Bishop Carroll High School in Ebensburg, where earned a starting spot on the varsity team as a sophomore. In his adulthood, he often volunteered at the Lilly War Memorial as a coach and groundskeeper. Dave was an avid fisherman who enjoyed fishing at Bob's Creek, the Little Juniata, and other Pennsylvania streams. He looked forward to his evening "coffee club" meeting with friends at the Cresson McDonald’s, where the problems of the world were discussed and usually solved. He was a devout Pirate, Steeler, Pittsburgh Panther and Texas Longhorn fan. Friends and family will be received Sunday, February 6, 2022 from 2-6 p.m., Anderson Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, February 7, 2022 at 11 a.m., Our Lady of the Alleghenies Church, 608 Main St., Lilly, Fr. Timothy Harris, T.O.R., celebrant. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lilly War Memorial c/o Joe Gides, 514 Willow Street, Lilly, PA 15938 or Cambria Alliance EMS, 725 Second Street, Cresson, PA 16630. Arrangements have been entrusted to Anderson Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 233 Keystone Ave., Cresson. Condolences may be made at

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Sunday, February 6, 2022

2:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Anderson Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services

233 Keystone Ave, Cresson, PA 16630

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Monday, February 7, 2022

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Our Lady of the Alleghenies

608 Main St, Lilly, PA 15938

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