Dundee — David F. Marusarz, 75, of the Town of Tyrone, passed away Sunday, December 22, 2019 in the comfort of his home.
Honoring his wishes there will be no prior calling hours. A memorial services will be held at the convenience of the family on a date to be announced.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Tyrone Volunteer Fire Department., P.O. Box 69, Tyrone, N.Y. 14887.
David was born April 6, 1944 in Penn Yan, the oldest son of the late Andrew and Irene (Westfall) Marusarz. He graduated as a star member of the wrestling team, and member of the Agricultural group of Dundee Central School in 1962. On Oct. 23, 1965 in Second Milo Baptist Church he married the former Donna L. Hall. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1965-1971. A lifelong local resident and part time farmer; David was employed for over 24 years by Taylor Wine, in Hammondsport, retiring in 1987 due to a heart attack.
Mr. Marusarz was a member of the Dundee American Legion Bradley-Jessop Post #660, the NRA, was a former member and trustee of the Fundamental Baptist Church in Dundee. In his spare time, he enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, gardening and farming; and could always be found tinkering with something.
He will be missed by his wife of 54 years, Donna L. Marusarz at home; a son, Kyle D. (Kim) Marusarz of Perry; two daughters, Jennifer L. Marusarz of Horseheads, and Leandra D. (David) Smail of Canton, Ga.; five grandchildren, Andrew David, Katherine, and Jessica Marusarz, Nicholas and Elena Smail; a brother, Sam (Cathy) Marusarz of Dundee; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Rosemary Combs in 2006.
Arrangements entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.