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David McDonnell

McDonnell, David R, age 58 passed away on November 26, 2017 at his home. He was born in Dayton, OH to the late Ronald and Lucille (Coffman) McDonnell, Jr., and graduated from Centerville High School in 1978. David attended St. John’s U.C.C. in Germantown, and was an avid collector of antique trucks and construction equipment. David spent many years working for Wells Fargo Alarm Services and retired as a self-employed truck driver. He was a member of the Buckeye Vintage Haulers Chapter of American Truck Historical Society (ATHS), Antique Truck Club of America (ATCA), Antique Caterpillar Machinery Owners Club (ACMOC) and the National Pike Steam, Gas & Horse Association. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Nancy (Christman) McDonnell and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held Monday December 4, 2017 at 11:00am at the Arpp & Root Funeral Home, 29 N Main St. Germantown, with Pastor Laureen Roe officiating. Interment immediately following at Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati. The family will receive friends on Sunday December 3 from 3-5PM. In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations to Hospice of Dayton, the Buckeye Vintage Haulers, or the National Pike Steam, Gas & Horse Association.

Charitable donations may be made to:

National Pike Steam, Gas & Horse Association
PO Box 181, Brownsville PA 15417

The Buckeye Vintage Haulers
13231 Refugee Rd., Pataskala OH 43062

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So many good memories of Dave, and you 2 together.You are in our prayers.

Dave, Mary & John Merchant Dec 4 2017 12:00 AM

I'm saddened to hear of the loss of Dave, he was a kind man and will be greatly missed. My thought and prayer go out to you Nancy.

Mitch Minnielli Dec 3 2017 12:00 AM

Nancy, I will always remember David. His warm smile and comforting demeanor where heartwarming. A great guy! You and your family are in my prayers.

Sam Minnielli Dec 3 2017 12:00 AM

Nancy , my deepest sympathy and prayers for you. Dave was a wonderful man. Sincerely, Dave Wolfe

David Wolfe Dec 1 2017 12:00 AM

Nancy. We are so sorry for your loss. I am glad I was able to spend some time with both of you this summer at Brownsville. Our prayers are with you.

Cliff and Ann Bridgford Nov 30 2017 12:00 AM

Nancy, I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Lynn Campbell Nov 30 2017 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry to see this. My best wishes to Nancy. On of the nicest couples from my HCEA days.

Bruce Crawford Nov 30 2017 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers to Nancy and Dave's families! We'll all miss him. Always had a smile on his face. :) God Bless

Jeff Moore Country Crossroads Education of Yesterday Nov 30 2017 12:00 AM

All of us in the garden club are thinking of you and send our sympathy.

twin creek garden club Nov 30 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Nancy, You are in my thoughts and prayers. May your memories of Dave and times you have shared be a comfort to you..Love, Erma

Erma McMaster Nov 30 2017 12:00 AM

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