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1958 David 2015

David Sumner

February 5, 1958 — December 13, 2015

SILVER SPRING - David Alan Sumner, 57, of Silver Spring, Maryland, formerly of Mifflinburg, entered into rest Sunday, December 13, 2016, peacefully at home.

He was born February 5, 1958, in Lewisburg, a son of the late Donald and Yvonne (Kinsman) Sumner.  On August 27, 1988, in Lewisburg, he married the former Dalia Shadsirat, who survives.

Dave was a graduate of Mifflinburg High School, class of 1976, and earned his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Maryland, with graduate course work in organizational management.

He was employed as the Assistant Director of Facilities Management for Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) at the University of Maryland, College Park, for 27 years.  Dave was a Navy veteran, and served on the U.S.S. Nimitz aircraft carrier battle group from 1982-1986.

As a staunch conservative and proud USN veteran, Dave enjoyed nothing more than following world events and engaging in political discussion with friends and family members closest to him. He was a voracious reader; he proudly displayed and embodied the spirit of the “Don’t Tread On Me” historical Gadsden flag of the American Revolution.

Surviving in addition to his wife of 27 years, are two sons, Eric and Adam Sumner of Silver Spring; one sister, Carol Sumner, of Mifflinburg; one brother and sister-in-law, Stephen and Lisa Sumner of Silver Spring, MD; nephews, Brian Sumner of Takoma Park, MD and Patrick Sumner, of Madison, WI; father and mother-in-law, David and Rosie Shadersirat; sisters-in-law Diana and Natalie; brother-in-law Hertzel; nephews, David and Avi; nieces, Danielle and Shirel; and good friend Ronen.

The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 pm, Sunday, at the Roupp Funeral Home, Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Road, Mifflinburg, with Lay Pastor John R. Rakow, of the First Presbyterian Church, Mifflinburg, officiating.

Burial will be in Mifflinburg Cemetery, with military honors by the Mifflinburg American Legion and area veterans.

The family will hold a celebration of David’s life for family, friends, and colleagues in early 2016 in the Silver Spring, MD, area, and details will be forthcoming.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Dave’s name to the woundedwarriorproject.org.


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