David Paul Detwiler

Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | November 05, 2023

David Paul Detwiler, 73, of West Mifflin passed away at his home Tuesday October 31, 2023. Born February 12, 1950, he was the son of the late Paul W. Detwiler and the late Norma Ruth (Lewis) Tennant and cared for by his stepfather Ervin Tennant. David was a 1969 graduate of West Mifflin North High School. He was a long-time member of the Reliance Hose company #2 firehall in Glassport and the Thompson Run Club in West Mifflin. He was a loving and dedicated father to his two daughters. He was their softball coach, cheer dad, and travel partner. 

David is survived by daughters Holli (Tommy Borucki) Detwiler, Susan (Vito) Russo, his cats Mofo and Buddy, his grandsons Salvatore and Marcello Russo, brother Barry (Becky) Tennant. He was known as Uncle Dave to Bryan (Robin) Tennant, Bobbie (Adam) Keller, Krissy Smith, Amanda Bender-Julian, Jared Bender, John Foster, and Tony Foster. In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by his sister Paulette Detwiler-Morse, stepbrothers Irvin and Howard Tennent, and his dog Boomer. The family would like to thank Community Life of McKeesport and Elizabeth Twp Family Practice for the compassionate care and patience provided to David. Per David’s request, there will be no visitation. Arrangements were entrusted by Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000. Private inurnment will take place at Jefferson Memorial Park Cemetery. Condolences can be made at

Originally published November 05, 2023.

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