David J. Wehler | 62

July 4, 1958 - April 30, 2021

David J. Wehler, 62, of 121 Sara Road, St. Marys, passed away unexpectedly due to COVID-19 on Friday, April 30, 2021, at Penn Highlands DuBois.

He was born July 4, 1958 in St. Marys, son of the late John L. “Lamie” and Iona Slusser Wehler.  David was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, Class of 1976.  He worked in construction his entire life.  He worked alongside his father for many years at Lamie Wehler Construction and continued his own construction business, Wehler Construction, for over 20 years after his father’s passing.

On April 28, 1979, David married Kathleen Wortman Wehler, who preceded him in death on March 9, 2018.

He is survived by his two daughters: Nicole Wehler (Todd Pilston) of Pittsburgh, PA and Melissa Wehler (Matthew Vickless) of Harrisburg; his son, Adam Wehler of Poughkeepsie, NY; his grandson, Cillian; his step-mother, Beverly Wehler of St. Marys; two sisters: Dr. Cheryl Wehler of Wichita, KS and Valerie Wehler (Rich) of Stoughton, MA; and by one brother, Blaine Wehler of St. Marys.

David enjoyed going to camp, hunting, jeep rides, and heading to the casino.  He loved his family, especially his children and his grandson.  He will be greatly missed.

There will be no visitation.

A private service and committal will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Penn Highlands Community Nurses Memorial Fund, 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA  15857.




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  1. Cheryl, Val, Blaine, Nicole, Melissa and Adam,
    We are sorry for your loss and we are praying that the Lord will grant you peace and comfort during this difficult time.
    Steve and Adell Chase

  2. So sorry for your loss. Cheryl, thinking of you and your family.

  3. I’m very sorry to hear about everyone’s loss. I have a lot of fond memories at the Wehler household growing up. He and Kathleen were always very welcoming to me and quite funny as well. I hope that everyone is doing well as they can be. The Wehler family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Sending our deepest sympathies to all of Dave’s loved ones.

  5. To all of Dave’s family we are so very sorry for your loss. May God’s peace, strength and comfort be with you at this so very difficult time.
    Our sympathies go out to all of you.

  6. I am so sorry for your loss.
    My thoughts are with Mr. Wehler’s family.

  7. I am so sorry for everyone’s loss. This is such a tragedy.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. David will be greatly missed by a lot of people.

  8. We were very saddened to hear about the passing of Mr. Wehler, and we know that he will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him. Please know that Mr. Wehler and the Wehler family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  9. Sending my sympathies and prayers for your loss. Your family has had a few losses over the last couple of years and I still pray for Kathleen and Lammie. David always was willing to help, almost always smiling, and will be missed by anyone who knew him. -Charlotte

  10. So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to everyone. Dave was a very nice man and will be missed.

  11. Oh, Valerie! I’m so sorry for your loss. David lives on in your heart, and I know you will see him again.

  12. I developed working relationships with the best contractors over decades as a local Realtor. There were a few quality contractors I would count on to give me the best advice. Dave was one of the few. I also spoke with Dave for my own personal advice. My husband and I were planning to build a few years ago before my husband passed away so we called upon Dave concerning his lots and building as we loved the Willow Rd area. Then a couple of months ago, I sought Dave’s advice as I was making an offer for myself on a Willow Rd home he built. He was so kind and gracious in answering all my questions and generously gave me his time. You as his family can rest assured he left behind a lasting impression. Please accept my condolences.

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