David L. Constantino, age 57, formerly of Johnstown, PA, passed away on October 17, 2021, at
St. Vincent’s Hospital after an extended battle that started with Covid in August. Special thanks to all who cared for him during his stay there and at Select Specialty Hospital. He is the son of the late Samuel and Frances (Ferenchik) Constantino. Dave is survived by his wife of 31 years, Lenore (Miszeruk) Constantino; children Nicholas, Mary, and Anthony; brothers Joseph (Vicky) of Johnstown and Michael (Dawna) of Windber, PA; and nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, special uncle, Leonard Fernechik, and many cousins. Dave graduated from Johnstown Vocational-Technical High School in 1982 and attended the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. He was employed by the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local #354 for 21 years as a pipe fitter and welding instructor in the apprenticeship program. He was proud to be a part of the union and appreciated the friendship and brotherhood that was always extended. Prior to the union, Dave was employed at Emglo Products, Inc. as a welder for thirteen years and had wonderful memories of the comradery and friendships formed there. He greatly enjoyed working with each of his brothers; Mike’s computer and technology business; and Joe’s ceramic tile setting business. Dave was an intelligent man, versatile and talented in many areas.
He enjoyed the outdoors, especially road cycling, fishing, and boating. He was an avid reader with particular interest in history, aquatics, and aviation. Dave loved spending time with family and friends, especially with his best friend, John Teeter, who was “like a brother” to him. He was devoted to his family and recently left his life in Johnstown to move his immediate family to Erie for them to pursue their education and careers. Dave was proud of his children and valued the talents he saw developing in them as he attended various performances, activities, and sporting events. He was gratified to know the wonderful young adults they have become. He had a special bond with each of them; fishing and “popcorn movie nights with Mary”; the Pirates and all things baseball with Anthony; reading the history books that Nick would pick for him from the library and visiting battlefields, especially Gettysburg. He shared long walks, holiday celebrations, and travel near and far with his wife. There are many cherished memories. Having moved to Erie in June, Dave was a new member of St. Joseph Bread of Life Community Catholic Church.
Arrangements are being handled by Kloecker Funeral Home in Erie and the Frank Duca Funeral Home Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd, Johnstown PA 15905; where friends will be received from 5:00-8:00 pm on Friday, November 5th, 2021. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Andrew Catholic Church at 10:00 am on Saturday, November 6th. Fr. Peter Crowe. Burial will follow at St. Anthony Cemetery in Johnstown.
Donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to a charity of your choice in his honor.
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