David R. Scoda, Sr., 64, of Duryea, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 26, 2020.
David was married to the love of his life, Cynthia (Winn) Scoda. They celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary in August 2020. Cindy, who was taking care of Dave at home, was lovingly by his side to the very end.
Born in Pittston, David was the son of Edmund and Elizabeth (Drogzinski) Scoda, of Duryea. He also was the son-in-law to Mary Lou Winn of Duryea and the late Edward Winn.
David was a graduate of Pittston Area Class of 1974. He also, served as a volunteer firefighter for the Excelsior Hose Co. Duryea for many years.
David was employed by Coca Cola, Pittston as a supervisor for 27 years, ending his career at Tobyhanna Army Depot after 15 years due to an illness. He also was the maintenance manager for the School House Apartments, Duryea for 15 years working for Cleona Wademan-Green. He loved making friends with all the tenants in the apartments and they enjoyed their friendship with him as well.
David, (Big Dave) as he was known by his many friends, was loved by all who knew him. He had a huge heart and was especially loved by his whole family. He had an exceptional work ethic, which made him live for his nights with a coffee on the deck and a dip in his pool.
Surviving are a son, David Scoda, Jr. and wife Tatyana, Spring Brook Twp.; daughter, Stephanie Roscioli and husband Joseph, Duryea; three beautiful grandchildren whom he loved dearly and who made him smile every day, Joseph, and Giavanna Roscioli, and Madison Scoda; three brothers, Edmund Scoda and wife Deborah, Spring Brook Twp., William Scoda, Duryea and Raymond Scoda and wife Ann Marie., Clarks Summit; sister-in-law, Debra Abent and husband Frank, Clarks Summit; brother-in-law Edward Winn and wife Mary Ellen, Duryea; and brother-in-law Jeffrey Winn and wife Jennifer, Duryea; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and relatives.
As per his wishes, David would like to be cremated with a celebration of his life in June on his birthday. David would also like his grandchildren to release a balloon with their names written on it into the sky so that it may reach him in heaven.
The family would like to express their gratitude to Compassionate Care Hospice, Taylor and Dr. Guy M. Fasciana, Duryea.
Arrangements are pending from Kiesinger Funeral Services, Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea.