McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home
June 11, 2019
David L. DeWald, 64, of Muncy, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at Williamsport Regional Medical Center. David was born in Bloomsburg on Monday, December 20, 1954 and was the son of Harry O. DeWald of Hughesville and the late Josephine A. Watts DeWald. David served his country honorably in the US Army during the time of the Vietnam War. He served with distinction in postings in Germany, Hawaii, and Fort Meade. David worked for the Federal Bureau of Prisons where he built a reputation as a fair minded and effective leader. In 1996, he was recognized nationally as the Correctional Services Staff Member of the Year. He was a member of Pleasant View Wesleyan Church of Muncy. David was an avid hunter and fisherman who found peace outdoors. He is survived by his father Harry, a son Michael W. (Melissa) DeWald of Hanover, PA, a daughter, Lee Ann (Mario) Gattullo of Great Meadows, NJ, two brothers; Dale DeWald of Georgia, Dean DeWald of Lebanon, a sister, Diane DeWald of Lebanon, and by three grandchildren. David is predeceased by his mother, Josephine A. Watts DeWald. Relatives and friends are invited to attend David’s viewing on Friday, June 14, from 6-8 p.m. at the McCarty Thomas Funeral Home 557 E. Water St. Hughesville. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at the funeral home with Rev. Stephen R. Smith officiating. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. Full military honors be accorded at the funeral home on Saturday. In David’s memory, memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant View Wesleyan Church 994 E. Penn St. Muncy, PA.