David M. Wixted

Died: Thu., Aug. 22, 2019


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., Aug. 25, 2019
8:30 AM to 9:30 PM, Mon., Aug. 26, 2019
Location: Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Mon., Aug. 26, 2019
Location: St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church

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David M. Wixted, age 72, of Pottsville, PA passed away Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 at his home. Born in Pottsville, PA on July 1, 1947, he was the son of the late Martin and Isabel (Sattizahn) Wixted. Dave was a graduate of Nativity B.V.M. High School, Class of 1965, He then earned a B.A. Degree in English Education from Mount St. Mary's University in Emmttsburg, MD. Dave was a Science teacher at Nativity B.V.M. High School from 1973 till 1979, then worked as a Food Salesman and Regional Manager at Unilever in New Jersey until 2001 and last worked for the Auditor General in PA for 5 years until retiring. Dave was a Board Member for the Pottsville Housing Authority. He was the assistant football coach at Nativity for over 25 years and also the assistant basketball and track coach and the head coach of the baseball team. Dave started the annual golf tournament to aide the Nativity football team. He was inducted in the Tubby Allen-Chet Rogowicz Sports Hall of Fame in 2004. Dave was a member of the St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church in Pottsville. He loved working in the garden and was an avid story teller. Dave was always the life of the party and loved all of his family and friends, especially his grandchildren, who were his Pride and Joy Dave is survived by his wife of 46 years, Cynthia (Barbetta) Wixted, Pottsville; a son David J. Wixted and his wife Shannon, Austin, TX; a daughter Jennifer Scancella and her husband James, Havertown, PA; two grandchildren: Sophia and James; a sister Barbara Hayes, Waynesboro, PA; a brother M. Kevin Wixted, New York; and cousins, nieces, and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church in Pottsville at 10AM on Monday, August 26th. Relatives and Friends are invited to a viewing on Sunday from 6-8PM and Monday from 8:30-9:30AM at Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home in Port Carbon. Interment will be in the Queen of the Universe Cemetery in Pottsville. In Lieu of Flowers please send donations to the Green Wave Association in his name.......

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Joseph Favata
   Posted Sat August 24, 2019
Jennifer, I am so sorry for your loss.

Lynn McCord Smith
   Posted Sat August 24, 2019
Dave's Family,
I lost track of Dave since we all grew up and moved from Garfield Avenue but I remember being with his family since I was a small girl. Dave and I went to Saint Ambrose together and I could see his home from our kitchen window growing up.
So sorry for your loss, you are all in our prayers.
George & Lynn McCord Smith

Carmen V. Betoni Jr.
   Posted Sun August 25, 2019
Dear Cindy and the entire Wixted family. I am so very sorry about the loss of Dave. He meant so much to so many, and he will be missed. I met Dave years ago when he and his wife Cindy, used to visit their friends from Pottsville Dick and Sharon Buehler In Mechanicsburg. We became close friends and had great times together. He was an amazing, good hearted and great man. I could go on and on!!
My thoughts and prayers go out to you Cindy, and to the family. I truly loved

Carmen V. Betoni Jr.
Mechanicsburg Pa.

Maryanne Conway
   Posted Mon August 26, 2019
Mr. Wixted (he'll always be Mr. Wixted) was one of my favorite teachers at Nativity. I remember him telling us about his honeymoon and he must have fallen asleep in the sun and got VERY burnt. He laughed about how he couldn't be too romantic with a bad burn! But your love lasted 46 years! I would see him time to time in town and he was always joyful and would remember me. I am sorry that we lost such a good man way too soon. My sympathy to your family. Maryanne Conway Class of 1976

Gerard P Kelly
   Posted Sat August 31, 2019
Dear Cindy, David and Kevin I had the distinct pleasure and honor to be taught and coached by Dave. I also had the opportunity to Coach with Dave as well. To say he was a true mentor is an understatement. He is one of the reasons that I became a coach. He was so levelheaded and always used experiences good or bad as opportunities to tell a story of how it could be used to learn from. I know that he will be missed but take solace in knowing that God needed to have a good man, a funny man, and a good storyteller at his side.