David Paul “Big Daddy Drag” Dragosin, of Clairton, PA, Loving Husband, Father, and Grandfather, passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2020, at the age of 71. David was born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania to Paul and Carmela DaBaldo Dragosin. He was a graduate of Clairton High school in 1967 and continued his education at California University of Pennsylvania where he studied Radio/T.V. Communications-Pathology and Audiology and later received the University’s Outstanding Alumni Award. He married Cynthia Coburn-Dragosin on June 23rd, 1973 in Connellsville, PA. They raised four children together, which survive David. Daughters, Kimberly (Phil) Kellar, of Elizabeth, Colleen Dragosin, of Clairton, Crysta Dragosin, of Long Branch, NJ, and one son, Adam (Lisa) Dragosin of Barrington, IL. David is also survived by his loving wife Cynthia Dragosin, of Clairton, sister, Deborah “Debbie” Bielec, of Jefferson, grandchildren, Celina Maselli, Ashton Maselli, Delaney Kellar, Bruno Dragosin, and new baby Dragosin, Born July 25th. David was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Carmela Dragosin. He worked in the radio broadcast industry as a disc jockey, radio talk show host, and general manager for 23 years before focusing his passion in the T.V. broadcast industry where he was owner-operator of Dragosin Production Works from 1996-2020. David was a Jaycee, a member of the Sons of Italy in Uniontown, where he was the co-organizer of the Italian Festivals of Uniontown and Fayette County, and charity fund-raiser in Fayette County for the March of Dimes and the American Heart Association for several years. He was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, in Clairton, was active as an altar server, and also participated in the choir. David was a school director in Clairton for over 10 years, and was the co-president of the Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society. Family and friends will be received for a Memorial on Friday, July 31, 2020 from 2-4p.m at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. A service will follow at the funeral home at 4:00 p.m. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.
Originally published July 25, 2020.