David G. Boden, age 80, of Forward Township, passed away on Friday, January 29, 2021. He loved his family, his country, and the United States Navy. He retired as a Chief Petty Officer after serving 21 years in the Navy. After serving his country, he worked for Westinghouse Advanced Energy Systems Division, in Large, then prior to his retirement, he also sold automobiles. In his spare time, he shot trap at the Shaner Sportsmen's Club, and bowled the Jednota Bowling League (and a few other leagues) at 51 Lanes, in Rostraver Township. He was also extremely proud to be a Mason at the Duquesne-McKeesport Lodge #731. Dave was a lifelong avid hunter who enjoyed his time in the outdoors and when he wasn’t in the woods, he was busy rooting for the Steelers, Pirates, or Penguins. Born September 29, 1940 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Frank and Elizabeth (Gault) Boden of Buena Vista and husband of the late Andrea L. (Lukach) Boden who passed away in 2010. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Clyde Boden and his sister, Sue (Boden) Drescher. He is survived by his son, David G. (Diane) Boden, Jr. of Keyser, WV; daughter, Elizabeth J. (Joseph) Michaels of Forward Twp.; son, Andrew Joel Boden (and his girlfriend Stacy Wolford) of Forward Twp.; daughter, Jennifer S. (Matthew) Bench of Charleroi; brother, Floyd Randolph Boden of Buena Vista; brother-in-law, Orville Drescher of Coulter; nine grandchildren, Stephanie (Boden) Shingler (Jeremy) and Reid Boden; Julie (Michaels) Whitney (Jesse), Joseph and Mary Michaels; Andrew and Maria Boden: Luke and Benjamin Bench. He also had three great grandchildren, Rosalynn Shingler and Jesse and Geno Whitney, in addition to nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth, on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. In order to comply with Covid-19 restrictions, guests are required to wear masks and follow CDC social distancing guidelines. You may be asked to limit your visiting time so that all guests will have an opportunity to pay their respects. The family would like to express their understanding to those who are unable to attend due to the Covid-19 pandemic. A blessing service will be held on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 12 noon in the funeral home with Rev. Thomas A. Wagner officiating. Burial to follow in Monongahela Cemetery, Monongahela. There will also be a family gathering this summer to remember Dave and the smiles that he brought to all of us.
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