AMerican Veteran 11

David "Dave" Allen Emil

May 25, 1947 ~ November 5, 2020 (age 73)

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David A. Emil

Proud Air Force Veteran -

David A. Emil, age 73, of Mechanicsburg, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, November 5, 2020.  David was born on Sunday, May 25, 1947, in Fountain Springs, PA to the late Emilio Emil and Eleanor (Bower) Emil. 

David’s survivors include his loving wife, Deanna Marie (Marchetti) Emil of Kulmont, PA, who he married on December 11, 1965.  The couple raised two daughters: Denise Waulters of Raleigh, North Carolina and Jennifer Sears of Charlotte, North Carolina.  David is also survived by one grandson, Nicholas Antonelli and his significant other, Charlay, of Enola, PA; two great-grandchildren: Nicky and Ciani; one sister, Melissa Menapace and her husband, Michael, of Mt. Carmel, PA; and several nieces and nephews.

David graduated from Mt. Carmel High School as a part of the class of 1965 and from Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) with an associate’s degree.  He proudly served in the United States Air Force and retired from the Navy Supply Depot in Mechanicsburg, after 25 years of service working as an electrician.  David was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and American Legion Post #109, both in Mechanicsburg.  In his free time, David enjoyed watching the Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies, fishing, golfing, and riding his Harley-Davidson.

David will be laid to rest in a private ceremony at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville.  Cremation was private.

While David’s family will not be accepting flowers, they invite those wishing to celebrate David’s life with a memorial contribution to make them to Asana Hospice Care, 2708 Commerce Drive, Suite 300, Harrisburg, PA 17110, or American Heart Association, P.O. Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693,

David’s family has entrusted his care to Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  Read Dave’s full obituary, view his memorial picture, offer condolences and sympathy, share stories and memories, upload photographs and videos, light a candle and sign his official guest book by visiting

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Private Interment

Indiantown Gap National Cemetery
1804 Fisher Avenue
Annville, PA 17003


Asana Hospice Care
2708 Commerce Drive, Suite 300, Harrisburg PA 17110

American Heart Association
P.O. Box 15120, Chicago IL 60693

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