David L. Oskin, Jr., 72, of Linesville passed away to be with his Lord on Saturday, October 3, 2020, from metastasized lung cancer, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Pittsburgh, June 16, 1948, he was the son of the late David L., Sr. and Aldine L. (Thompson) Oskin.
He met Judy Rae (Salsberry) Oskin in the summer 1975 and married her on June 6, 1980 at the Linesville United Methodist Church. He cherished his 45 years with her.
Dave attended Monongahela High School in Pittsburgh, working with his Dad at a very young age. He moved to Linesville and became a self-employed contractor, owning David L. Oskin Construction, a custom home builder, remodeler, brick layer and excavator for over 50 years. He owned Linesville Lumber Company for 10 years, selling it in 1995. He was a seasonal tax associate at H & R Block in Greenville and Beaufort, SC. Dave also founded Oskin Chimney Relining in 1984.
Dave was a charter member for the Linesville Jaycees and charter member for the Linesville Rotary Club. He was a life member of the Linesville Volunteer Fire Department, serving his community as Fire Chief and various offices, and was a PA State Fire Marshall.
He was past president of the Linesville Area Chamber of Commerce, member of Co. 38 Crawford & Erie Co.'s State Police, and a member of Masonic Crawford Lodge 234 in Meadville.
Dave was a member of the Linesville United Methodist Church, serving on various committees, including Trustees and Pastor Parish Relations. He also had served as District Trustee.
He was a member of the BBB, the NRA, National Federation of Independent Business and listed at Dunn & Bradstreet.
Dave was a private donor, pro-life, loved the U.S.A., Chevrolets, John Wayne and was an avid Steelers Fan. He loved to box, leg wrestle and play football.
Dave was a very hard worker and loved it every day. He cared for people and loved helping them. He cherished his family vacations with Judy and their children and cherished his grandsons and the good times he had with them. If he found time, he liked to hunt and fish. He was very thankful for all his doctors and nurses.
Dave is survived by Judy, his loving wife, best friend, and care giver; two daughters, Davae Boyersmith of Wexford and Tami Rae (Rudy) Koivisto of Lake Havasu City, AZ, two sons, Attorney David P. Oskin of Wexford and Reverend Luke D. (Katie) Oskin of Newton Falls, OH., one granddaughter, Katie Boyersmith, and two grandsons, Caleb R. Koivisto and Silas D. Koivisto.
Dave is further survived by one sister, Katherine Jane Bahr of Pittsburgh; two brothers, Bingham T. (Sue) Oskin of Linesville and Thomas L. Oskin of Brackettville, TX.; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews, multiple friends and business acquaintances.
Dave was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Aldine Lapana; a brother David W. Oskin, Sr.; four nephews, David W. Oskin, Jr., Rick Forsythe, Corey Oskin and Clint Oskin.
Royal-Coleman Funeral Home, 6028 U.S. Highway, Linesville is in charge of arrangements. Per Dave's request, there will be no viewing. A traditional graveside service will be at 11:00 A M. on Tuesday, October 6, at the Pennline Cemetery, Linesville, with CDC guidelines to follow. Family and friends may attend. Rev. Jim Tubbs, retired United Methodist Minister, and Rev. David Chin of the Linesville United Methodist Church will co-officiate the graveside service. His son, Rev. Luke D. Oskin of the First Baptist Church in Hubbard, OH will serve as an honorary minister.
In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the Linesville United Methodist Church, Outreach Ministry, 334 West Erie St., Linesville, PA 16424.
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