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David G. Haering Jr.

February 8, 1934 ~ August 22, 2021 (age 87)


David G. Haering Jr., 87, of Unity Twp., died August 22, 2021 at his home. He was born February 8, 1934 in Washington, DC, the son of the late David G. Sr. and Anna (Botta) Haering. Prior to retirement David worked for Arnold Palmer Airport, Bud Smail Auto Group, and as a disc jockey for weddings and other events. He also was a district Rep. for Columbia Records and was the Mayor of Loretto, PA earlier in his life. David was a US Navy veteran having served as a Frogman. David loved music and his cat Kiki. In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by his sister Dorothy Cerra and one brother Thomas Petarilas. David is survived by his wife Janet L. (Miller) Haering of Unity, Twp.; two sons William Haering and wife Jackie of Rio Rancho, NM and David Haering III. and his girlfriend Myra McKinzie of Lubbock, TX; two daughters Teresa Haering and Marta Nunes of Rio de Janeiro and Marisa Haering of Homer City; two brothers Charles Haering and wife Mary Lou of Pueblo, CO and Robert Haering and wife Sandy of Milton, GA; two sisters Frances Sicola and husband Mike of Vienna, VA and Mary Ann Wirth and husband Jim of Palatine, IL; six grandchildren Marc and Bethani Haering, Amber Burton and husband Jeff, and Ellie, Chad, and Jared Haering; one great granddaughter Emerson Burton; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. A funeral service will be held 11AM Saturday October 16, 2021 at the Bethany United Methodist Church, 2415 Laveen St. Latrobe, PA 15650, with the Pastor Corben Russell officiating. The family has entrusted the funeral arrangements with the Matthew X. Merlin Funeral Home Inc. 529 N. Chestnut St. Derry, PA 724-694-8331. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Bethany United Methodist Church 2415 Laveen St. Latrobe, PA 15650 or Parkinson’s Foundation 200 SE 1st St. Suite 800, Miami FL, 33131. The family would like to give a special thanks to Westmoreland County VA Clinic and his care givers Brandy and Kim with Excela Health and Home Care. Online condolences may be made to

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Funeral Service
October 16, 2021

11:00 AM
Bethany United Methodist Church (Laveen St. Latrobe, PA)

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