Williamsport — David E. Pricher, Sr., 80, of Williamsport passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital.
David was born March 2, 1942 in Williamsport to Charles and Irene (Reed) Sechler.
David graduated from Williamsport High School. He was very proud to have been accepted as one of the first male nursing students in 1961 at the former Williamsport Hospital School of Nursing. He then proudly served in the military as an X-ray specialist. David continued in the medical field, earning a certificate in radiology from the former Williamsport Area Community College. He worked as an X-ray technician for Divine Providence and Williamsport hospitals. When David wasn’t using the latest models of x-ray machines, he was holding his second job traveling around the area to ensure local ice cream facilities met food safety standards. We all know that he took on this job not only to help the general public, but also to satisfy his love for all things ice cream. We had to “sample” the samples!
David was a family man. He was honourable, loving, just, supportive, generous, and a teacher to all. He inspired all of his children to do the same with their own families. In his spare time, David was a model train enthusiast and ensured that all 3 generations experienced the joy of a whistling train passing under the family Christmas tree. He loved mowing the lawn at the family cabin in Warrensville as well as all the gatherings held there over the years. David could fix anything and returned items from friends, family and neighbors in better working order than when he received them.
David surviving are his children, Debbie (Rick) of Williamsport, Michelle (Rich) of Williamsport, David Jr. (Colleen) of Pine Creek and Randy (Cindy) of Williamsport; 10 grandchildren, Katie, Alecia, Michael, Alex, Courtney, Bethany, Sammi, Chris, Abigail and Maxwell; 3 great-grandchildren, Londyn, Madelyn, Conor, and another great-granddaughter on the way; two sisters, Sherrie Ulsamer (Steve) and Cindy Mahoney (Bill); a half-sister, Jackie Morfield (Ray); partner, Helen Biblehimer, and her beloved dog Teddy.
In addition to his parents, David was predeceased by his beloved wife of 48 years, Jeanie Ann Pricher; his daughter, Tracy Pricher; brother, Charles Sechler; and his son-in-law, Michael Wenner, Sr.
A funeral service to honor the life of David will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 18 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in David’s name to The Gatehouse C/O the Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.
Condolences for the family can be left on David’s memorial page at www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com